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Anyone else's windshield trim FLY OFF on the highway??!!

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by swamp-thing, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. swamp-thing

    swamp-thing

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    85 Pickup chrome whindshield trim decided to get airborne at 65 mph.......gathered it up from the ditch, reinstalled with NEW clips but I don't trust this thing to stay on... Am I the only one -- any mods to fix this? I'd like to keep the trim on if possible.
     
  2. GRM

    GRM Finding new adventures in old jalopies. Moderator

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    Mine has masking tape holding it on.

    I haven't found a solition. From my understanding the parts aren't available anymore.
     
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    phrogg4evr Don't think I won't cut you GOLD Star

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    I was lucky enough to get the chrome pieces I was missing a few years ago;)

    I have seriously thought about just pulling the trim and just filling in the gap with black RTV:hillbilly:
     
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    Since they've been on ( I assume ) for those few years... how did you get them to stay. My flimsy plastic clips don't seem to be up to the task.
    I recovered my chrome from the side of the road, so all good there, just don't want it to come off again, esp. while driving at night or in traffic where I'm sure they will perish -- haha
     
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    phrogg4evr Don't think I won't cut you GOLD Star

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    I used the factory clips, and I had the good Toyota windshield guy re-install the trim, haven't lost a piece yet;)
     
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    GRM Finding new adventures in old jalopies. Moderator

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    I tried RTV only to have the trim pop off.
     
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    KLF Frame waxer SILVER Star

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    The chrome trim is NLA, but you can get aftermarket clip kits for doing the entire thing.

    When I had my windshield installed in my cab after it was painted, I called a local glass place and explained I needed their most experienced installer for a classic vehicle. They hooked me up with a guy that has been there for over 20 years, and he has done dozens of these trucks. He came to my house, worked in my garage and even let me help. He really knew how to do this trim, and I was glad I wasn't doing it. What was supposed to be a 45 min install took him almost 3 hours. He even popped in the side Xtra cab windows and the rear slider, just cause he wanted to. Really cool guy. He got a nice tip, and he earned it.
     
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    I've got a duct tape visor as I am in need of both someone familiar with these clips and source for them.