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Windshield Trim seal
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I just finished polishing the stainless windshield trim on my ragtop. That was secondary to why I had the trim off. My purpose was to attempt to weather proof the windshield. I found some adhesive backed bulb seal @ my local Autozone and thought that may work. Upon installation it turns out to be a little too thick and holds the trim up slightly. I am planning to take the top pieces of the trim back off and trim the seal down slightly to reduce the height. I think it will work well.

Here are some pics.



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Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#2
cool and messy?
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#3
droptop73;20796 Wrote:I just finished polishing the stainless windshield trim on my ragtop. That was secondary to why I had the trim off. My purpose was to attempt to weather proof the windshield. I found some adhesive backed bulb seal @ my local Autozone and thought that may work. Upon installation it turns out to be a little too thick and holds the trim up slightly. I am planning to take the top pieces of the trim back off and trim the seal down slightly to reduce the height. I think it will work well.

Here are some pics.
Jeff..look here for the size u need
http://www.mcmaster.com/#bulb-seals/=c0kj5d


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#4
Looks good! I've never taken mine off, but I have no plans to drive in the rain and haven't even washed it since it was painted 13 months ago. But maybe one of these days I'll replace the seal.
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Tnfastbk;20801 Wrote:cool and messy?

Really not that messy Roy, I applied some silicone to seal some gaps under the seal.

Qcode351mach;20841 Wrote:
droptop73;20796 Wrote:I just finished polishing the stainless windshield trim on my ragtop. That was secondary to why I had the trim off. My purpose was to attempt to weather proof the windshield. I found some adhesive backed bulb seal @ my local Autozone and thought that may work. Upon installation it turns out to be a little too thick and holds the trim up slightly. I am planning to take the top pieces of the trim back off and trim the seal down slightly to reduce the height. I think it will work well.

Here are some pics.
Jeff..look here for the size u need
http://www.mcmaster.com/#bulb-seals/=c0kj5d

Thanks Scott, they have some that look like they'll work well. I want to see if what I have will settle down (I really don't think so).

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Jeff

Is that the stainless that surrounds the windshield frame?

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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#7
Yessir, Mr Ken that's it. Mine was really dingy, especially where the top seals against it on top. There are 5 studs and nuts across the top and 4 screws per side to get it all off. I was luck as the 2 screws at the bottom end of the side pieces were slightly loose and there was no need to remove the fenders.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#8
Looks nice....I know mine needs to be polished....have you tried those gaskets that seal the frame to the stainless yet? I've seen a few kits but wonder how well they work.

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
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#9
I used the bulb seal between the trim and windshield frame. I have the original top seals. They'll be replaced when I re-do the top.

The polishing is not difficult. I used my bench grinder with an 8" spiral sewn buff, some gray compound from Harbor Freight and about 5-6 hours of patience. Work slow and let the compound and wheel do the work. It's kinda messy but not too bad.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;21212 Wrote:I used the bulb seal between the trim and windshield frame. I have the original top seals. They'll be replaced when I re-do the top.

The polishing is not difficult. I used my bench grinder with an 8" spiral sewn buff, some gray compound from Harbor Freight and about 5-6 hours of patience. Work slow and let the compound and wheel do the work. It's kinda messy but not too bad.

See I said cool and messy
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