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putting chrome trim in rubber molding
« on: August 08, 2015, 05:44:58 PM »
Hello, I am trying to insert the chrome trim back into the rubber molding on the back window of a 1977 pinto hatchback and am having some difficulty. I can slide the top and bottom pieces in on the straight part firmly but then can't get the corners in.  Do I need a special tool? Or is there a trick to getting that trim back in the molding?
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Re: putting chrome trim in rubber molding
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 03:14:52 AM »
I did not find any instructions in the 77 Ford manual.  I do not recall ever installing this trim, so just speculating.  I would install the trim pieces in the rubber gasket, then install the glass in the gasket, and then install the assembly into the car.  To aid installing the trim, a rubber protectant like Armorall should help make the rubber gasket to be more flexible and slippery.  Good luck.
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Re: putting chrome trim in rubber molding
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 07:03:55 AM »
Hello, I am trying to insert the chrome trim back into the rubber molding on the back window of a 1977 pinto hatchback and am having some difficulty. I can slide the top and bottom pieces in on the straight part firmly but then can't get the corners in.  Do I need a special tool? Or is there a trick to getting that trim back in the molding?

Mine is out a bit on the bottom. If you find a trick to doing this, please post it!
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Re: putting chrome trim in rubber molding
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 10:04:16 AM »
there is a tool to help - bought it and still haven't had any luck on completely installing that trim - my guess is way easier to remove glass - install trim and reinstall glass!!!
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Re: putting chrome trim in rubber molding
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 07:42:01 AM »
there is a tool to help - bought it and still haven't had any luck on completely installing that trim - my guess is way easier to remove glass - install trim and reinstall glass!!!

Still a pain in the neck...
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