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Old 07-15-2020, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default 1930 Coupe Windsield Garnish Molding Removal

I just need a little advice prior to tackling a new project. I have a 1930 Coupe and need to remove the garnish moldings on the inside of the windshield side posts (A Pillar). I know there are three screws to remove and the windshield bracket that retains the swing arm remains in place. In order to remove the garnish molding successfully it appears that I may need to remove the dash panel screws and tilt the panel forward to free up the bottom of the moldings. Has anyone removed these moldings and be able to offer any insight before I break out the tools? Any comments appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1930 Coupe Windsield Garnish Molding Removal

if you don`t want to screw up the paint or fight the side moldings, remove the dash rail first. then the side moldings.
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Yes, move that dash belt rail.
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Old 07-24-2020, 02:28 PM   #4
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Are there any hidden pitfalls in removing the belt rail or is it a straight forward removal. Just want to be certain. Thanks for any comments.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:13 PM   #5
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Are there any hidden pitfalls in removing the belt rail or is it a straight forward removal. Just want to be certain. Thanks for any comments.

On mine, there is a singe screw on the left side and one on the right side. They were were both a bit finicky when reinstalling them to find the correct hole. Also, be gentle with the 5 screws across the top of the dash rail. If you get in a hurry twisting them, you may break lose a piece of the wood grain paint job on the dash, if your dash is so equipped.


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