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Old 06-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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I have a 69 Bonneville that I am trying to get back together after a paint job.
The painter took the alum trim off the rear window, removed the vinyl top , and window,,and now I am having problems replacing the trim,
I can't get the trim to snap into the clips,
using new clips etc,, thinking maybe I will just glue it on with sealer,,
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Walk away, have a beer, take a nap, take a deep breath and try again. We have all encountered frustrating parts that won't do what we want them to.
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Yep always a good idea to have a beer handy, maybe even a couple, I'll get the trim figured out ,,, the problem started when we repaired /replaced the lower channel of the window opening,, it had been reapired before ,, but with fiberglass and wasn't a very good fix,, so I replaced it with some steel channel, and in the process some of the tiny studs that hold the trim clips on removed and never thought about it till time to replace the trim,,
there are the screw in type replacement studs but really a bear to get in after the glass is installed,
but I'll step back , take a deep breath and drink that beer ( or 3) and get it done,, getting anxious now getting some nice weather, its been in pieces for probably 5-6 years, so time to quit procrasting and get-er-done
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What a beautiful machine man I am envious ... I applaud you for keeping this beauty on the road .. Happy Miles Bro

1997 Buick Skylark Custom Still missing My Black 1993 Bonneville SSEi !
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Oh I ask my bro in law a body guy .. he said
The rear window is the upper and side pieces first, starting from the middle, then down the sides. Bottom pieces go on last and install the middle clip, pushes on into place. Make length adjustments as you go to keep everything aligned. Using the palm of your hand for a hammer prevents damaging the moldings. Use the clip tool, Locate them Auto Parts Store HELP aisle ! Or.. ask them if they do.. Not sure if this will help I type crappy I hope Translated this correctly
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What a beautiful machine man I am envious ... I applaud you for keeping this beauty on the road .. Happy Miles Bro

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Thanks for the Cudos, Amigo,, I've had it probably 10 + years, bought it at a small swap meet, for 1350$ 38K actual Mi, now has 48 K seems to stay in pieces more than driven,, like all my projects it seems, must like working on em more than driving them,
this is the 3rd makeover
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What a beautiful machine man I am envious ... I applaud you for keeping this beauty on the road .. Happy Miles Bro

1997 Buick Skylark Custom Still missing My Black 1993 Bonneville SSEi !
Thanks for the Cudos, Amigo,, I've had it probably 10 + years, bought it at a small swap meet, for 1350$ 38K actual Mi, now has 48 K seems to stay in pieces more than driven,, like all my projects it seems, must like working on em more than driving them,
this is the 3rd makeover
Thanks for asking your Bro , I was wondering what the sequence was if there was one,
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No Problem He said that it was a difficult one when I told it was a 69 .. He was like sweet .. ! The clip tool may help .. have a great evening
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May you stole that car for 1,350 bucks !!! Now I am really envious ... lol !!
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No Problem He said that it was a difficult one when I told it was a 69 .. He was like sweet .. ! The clip tool may help .. have a great evening
These pieces are anadized aluminum, only alum trim on the car, I stripped the anadizing off with draino,( sodium Hydroxide) and polished them, looks much better,, than the dull alum,
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