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Discussion in 'Alabama Region' started by Trentwallacez28, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Trentwallacez28

    Trentwallacez28 New Member

    Dec 14, 2015
    Columbiana, Alabama
    Hi, just got a 1971 Z28, and all the trim around the windows is in the back seat. Any tips on how I put the trim back on?
  2. Trentwallacez28

    Trentwallacez28 New Member

    Dec 14, 2015
    Columbiana, Alabama
    Haha. Thanks, I figured I'd just post to the site anyway, since I went through the trouble of making an account and everything.
  3. kevprue21

    kevprue21 Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    North alabama
    Don't no how to put the trim back on but this is a really good site.dont pay no mind to somebody bein a smart ass
  4. perkalator

    perkalator Veteran Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    kennewick wa
    There should be metal clips around the front and rear glass attached to very small studs. Place the trim over the clips and push down until it locks. If you look at the back of the trim you should see signs of where the clips locked originally.
  5. Scott Martin

    Scott Martin Veteran Member

    Feb 10, 2014
    Bham Alabama
    If you do not have the clips you can get them from Classic Industries. I bought mine there. Ground Up may have them also. They do install as previously stated. They just push down over the studs on the body of the car around the windshield then the trim snaps down over the top of the clips
  6. wnmech

    wnmech Veteran Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    grand prairie tx.
    Welcome to the forum. Like others have mentioned about the clips sliding over the studs around the window frame in my case I had 2 of the studs broken off and I was able to use a long drill bit and drill a hole where the stud was located and used a small sheet metal screw to attach the clip.
  7. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    They make screw-in studs if you don't have access to a stud welder.
    Or screws or even pop rivets to hold the clips.
    If you're missing the clips... They are easily available from most automotive restoration places.

    It really depends upon the level you plan to take the car.

    Might be worth taking to a body shop for a quick stud weld job if that's what you're missing.

    Look how the trim fits before you snap the first piece in place. Might be a simpler task to slip the ends together first.
    (I've never done an early 2nd gen with the small rear window but it's definitely easier on the later wrap-around windows.)

    Welcome to NastyZ!

    Look around the site, use the search feature and post up some pics!
  8. hot72rod

    hot72rod Veteran Member Gold Member

    Are you referring to the trim on the outside of the car or the inside of the car.

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