A few months(!) ago I had a new windshield seal installed as part of some other work I was having done on the car. The shop asked if I wanted to save a few $$ by installing the trim myself, so like an idiot I said “Sure!” Well, I’m at a loss as to how to actually get this done.
I did some googling and found other threads:
- Installing windshield chrome strip (or trying to)
- [E-Type] Windshield Chrome Installation - #14 by Erica_Moss
- [E-Type] Windscreen Trim Installation? - #8 by 1971E-TypeS2FHC
- [E-Type] Chrome windshield trim - #3 by Ahwahnee
- FHC windscreen side finisher gap
For the top and bottom pieces, it appears to be pretty straightforward: get the trim fitted with the help of some 3M weatherstrip adhesive, tiny screws, and a lot of 4-letter words in-between.
For the side A-pillar pieces, it’s not as clear. It appears that part of the piece tucks under the rubber trip, and then the rest is held on with a lot of adhesive and a prayer.
My car has an aftermarket windshield, aftermarket seat, but original chrome trim, which was in place before the windshield was removed. The side pieces do not match the curve of the rubber very well.
I bought a set of Sealey clamps based on a google search, before I even found people using them for this, so that was just a lucky guess.
So, any other words of wisdom before I dig in?
I did some experimentation with the top strip and the clamps.