Q: Pinchweld Moulding Removal
I need to remove the chrome trim that goes around the back opening where to top folds into the well. (there some rust underneath in the corners) I looked up inside and felt some bolts accessible just above the “drip tray” but dont’ want to take them out for fear of not being able to put it all back together (next winter I’m planning to do a more thorough body job and top relacement) Any advice on how to remove the trim? Easy?
A: I took this part (pinchweld moulding) off my car in December in preparation for body work and paint. I don’t remember any bolts. I do remember that there were about 4 philips screws, plus about 8 funky trim clips. I used a trim removal tool (available at your local auto parts supplier). My trim has been sent to the plating shop so I can’t check it out to make sure about the bolts you mention.
It was easy to remove, especially since I wasn’t taking care to not scratch any paint.
The pinchweld area is quite susceptible to rust, so it’s really a good idea to look it over.
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