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How are black side moldings attached on a 97 Collector's edition?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by rsm, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. rsm

    rsm Guest

    I would like to remove them but do not know if they are glued on or attached wiith some form of fastener. I think this black strip accent molding on the CE and the 40th Anniv Edition is ugly and takes away from the classic look of the cruiser but dont want to have to get in to patching holes in the sheet metal if that is how they are affixed. Has anyone ever done this?
    Thanks,

    RSM
     
  2. Junk

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    Please don't degrade the far superior 40th anniversary by comparing it to some wannabee lowly nag of a collectors edition. Our moulding and our trucks are far superior to anything else on the road. Bar none. :flipoff2:

    Try a plasma cutter or sawzall.

    Shees, some newbie coming in here and saying my superior truck is ugly. :slap: :slap: :slap: :slap: :slap:
     
  3. rsm

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    I thought only tiinkerbells drove that 40 anniversary piece of crap. I have seen bass boats that have a better looking paint job than those slugs.
     
  4. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    ooooh, this could get interesting....
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  5. scottm

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    I'm no style expert, but my wife chose her 2-tone over my 40th when we bought them. Of course, manly men like us don't really care what it looks like, it's a cruiser.
     
  6. cruiserdan

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    Um, WOW,


    I'm a bit confused as the OEM side mouldings are grey not black.

    If they look like the ones in the below photo, they will leave holes in the body panels if removed.
     
  7. rsm

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    CruiserDan-You are correct, they are gray, with a black border, sort of a gray over black thing. I prefer the all white look, it's just cleaner IMO...but not worth the effort to remove them if sheet metal repair work is required.
    Thanks for everyones helpful replies.
     
  8. Rookie2

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    FWIW.. I've removed the front fender flares which are bolted thru the fender and have (5) - 3/8" diameter holes plus three in the rear portion for snap-in connectors, and one hole for drainage tube. I imagine the side panels are affixed similarly.

    Later.
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  9. cruiserdan

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    There are two locating holes in each panel for the side mouldings. there would be a total of 16 holes to fill if the side mouldings were removed. It would require refinishing both fenders, all four doors and both quarter panels.