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Old 04-11-2007, 01:31 PM   #11
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that trim piece was installed wrong on my 95.. i dealt with it..
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on a side note, the rear window is the same too... i have to pull my glass after the paint is done to replace just the surround


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Old 04-11-2007, 01:45 PM   #13
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You could just cut off the L part and glue it down... Get new trim next time the window comes out....
That'* not a bad idea. I didn't look closely at the shape of the trim and never realized it was "L" shaped.

If I cut the "L" off, will it seat securely? I don't want it to fly off when driving 80 MPH.

Can I reglue it with weatherstripping adhesive (assuming no "L")?

Haro - how was it installed on your 95? Was the "L" cut off?

And, finally, is that trim piece a typical junkyard item? I don't forsee needing a new winshield anytime soon, but you never know.
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Well, Mine'* been on there since I did the windshield... (remember the bat and stuff?) so... 2 years or so, And i'm not scared of 111mph, So it'* been tested. I also bet that I've tweaked my unibody more than you ever will with the AutoX racing.

I used the glue that I got for putting the windshield in, Came in a tube like Liquid Nails, But it was a silver tube.


And yeah, Any car with a windsheild in it should have the trim, Now whether someone has dented the trim is totally up to chance, You know how some people get out there, Just break anything they're not buying that day.
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mine looked like they tried to install it on the car after the windshield was in place already.. there was about a 1/4" gap between the trim and the body...

it leaked...

i filled it with black silicon and never had a problem other than cosmetic
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Thanks for the tips. I'll cut the "L" off and reinstall it flush with the roof and windshield glass.

If I ever need a new one, I'm off to the JY.
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Put the antena in the corner of the back window, or even the front,
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Put the antena in the corner of the back window, or even the front,
I thought about doing that but I wanted it to be centered. Yes, I'm that anal.

Looks like I might have to do that after this fiasco.
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I reattached mine with black silicone adhesive and taped it down to dry over 3 years ago on the Zilla. It'* still holding fine.
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What about running it to the back and putting the antenna on the trunk lid? that would solve the problem right?
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