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  • '79 quarter window trim removal?

    Hi all, new here.

    I have '79 that has some rust starting under the quarter window trim.
    I'd like to remove this piece without breaking the clips, so any advice would be much appreciated.




    Next spring I might give it a 442 or H.O. paint theme.
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    Mitch
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    1979 Cutlass Supreme daily driver
    1973 Chevelle Laguna
    2007 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

  • #2
    Tough call on not breaking any of the clips, they become very brittle over time.
    There are a few sources out there that have replacement clips, I've seen them on eBay.

    I've never removed that trim but I did have an NOS pair of them at one point I was saving for an '80 442 I hoped to own one day.
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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    • #3
      Thanks.
      I'll try and look for the clips, hopefully that will give me some idea on how to remove the molding.

      You need a few more cars, sir.
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      Mitch
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      1979 Cutlass Supreme daily driver
      1973 Chevelle Laguna
      2007 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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      • #4
        One more is on its way and its super rare... even more rare than the ones I have
        Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
        Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
        1988 H/OCA Advisor
        88 H/O #1 of 4
        88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
        88 H/O Triple Black
        87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
        85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
        85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
        85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
        85 442 White/Sage
        84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
        83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
        83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
        83 H/O #727 Maple
        "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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        • #5
          [QUOTE=88hurstolds;2759]Tough call on not breaking any of the clips, they become very brittle over time.
          There are a few sources out there that have replacement clips, I've seen them on eBay.

          I've never removed that trim but I did have an NOS pair of them at one point I was saving for an '80 442 I hoped to own one day.


          Do you still have those NOS parts

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 88hurstolds View Post
            One more is on its way and its super rare... even more rare than the ones I have
            :icon14:
            Another H.O.?
            I love H.O. cars.
            One of my favorite cars is the 73-74 Hurst Olds Cutlass ( I like the 73-77 Olds and Chevys the best).

            This car was parked along side the road on Hwy 2 in central Nebraska, very small town, blink and you might miss sort of town.

            While not an H.O., it was a nice car.

            Saw it last year on our camping trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota and had to stop (a quick stop at 70 mph pulling the camper and doing u-turn) and take a look.
            Never did call though, too far away from home.



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            Mitch
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            1979 Cutlass Supreme daily driver
            1973 Chevelle Laguna
            2007 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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            • #7
              Nice, I love 73 Hursts, my brother has a rare 74 HO W30 one of 380 and a bunch of 75 442s, I like to call them Disco cars.
              Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
              Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
              1988 H/OCA Advisor
              88 H/O #1 of 4
              88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
              88 H/O Triple Black
              87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
              85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
              85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
              85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
              85 442 White/Sage
              84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
              83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
              83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
              83 H/O #727 Maple
              "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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              • #8
                Doesnt the W30 designate a 455 for certain years?
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                Mitch
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                1979 Cutlass Supreme daily driver
                1973 Chevelle Laguna
                2007 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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                • #9
                  Well, I went out and removed some interior trim and noticed some screws behind the glass.
                  It looked like they went into the exterior trim piece.
                  It looks like I have to remove the quarter window glass to get these moldings out !
                  Dang it, this repair may be more involved then I wanted.

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                  Mitch
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                  1979 Cutlass Supreme daily driver
                  1973 Chevelle Laguna
                  2007 Silverado 2500HD Duramax

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