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« on: August 02, 2012, 01:06:56 PM »

68 Charger, new drip moldings. I have the drip rail moldings except by the rear 1/4 window.  I can't figure out how to fit them over the rear 1/4 belt molding:
It has to fit over the lower 1/4 "J" molding.    brickwall
Any Help Huh??

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 01:51:57 PM »

You'll have to spread the end of it apart somehow.
Try wrapping the ends of needlenose pliers with tape, then inserting them into the end of the molding. Give them a little spread, and the drip molding end should open up a bit. Might help.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 07:30:33 PM »

Yep and cover the area below the quarter glass belt molding with blue painters tape.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 08:11:55 PM »

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Electrical tape also works well. It is low-tack, conforms great & will not tear easily like painter's tape. Just a hint.  2thumbs
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »

I would also add that sometimes its best to combine the trim prior to installing...Slip it together first and then try different methods. IIRC those pieces require a twist to allow the mounting flanges the room to slide into the quarter.. Best to have 4 hands..4 eyes..and the tape is a must.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 11:03:01 AM »

Gonna give it a try this weekend... I'll let you know..
Thanks to all for the advice.. 2thumbs
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 08:41:48 PM »

This sucks.....  flame   $150.00 for a repro set, and its garbage. Besides being paper thin and flimsy, there is no way to get the drip moldings over the J moldings. In comparing the size, the J molding is wider then the drip.
It looks like crap.
How can these guys repro moldings the same size in diameter when it has to slide over another molding... Plus I had to cut the vinyl off the drip rail to get the molding over it. It was too narrow. This sucks.....
Does anyone know any company that repro's the proper size moldings?Huh Maybe one that flares the end by the J moldings Huh?? you would think that would be common sense....

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 12:24:43 AM »

I can appreciate your frustration Pete. From whom did you buy this molding? The drip molding is different for non VT cars, it's made to fit the bare driprail only. VT molding is a bit wider so it will fit over the VT material that should be molded into the driprail channel and right up to the outer edge. Check with your vendor, if they sold you molding for a non VT car or don't know the difference and tell you they are all the same, they're wrong. It's not an easy task for sure...gotta have help and gotta start at the "j" piece by overlapping it roughly 1/2". There is no easy way to roll it over the drip rail just patience. I wore a pair of leather gloves and sorta rolled it over the rail top and smacked in place underneath the rail every few inches. Attaching the "j" to the drip molding makes attaching the belt molding piece a bit easier.
If I lived near you, we'd "git 'er done". Sorry this is stressing you out bro.  pity
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 05:57:36 AM »

I bought the set from Vans in Carlisle. I read something about the vt and non-vt moldings a while back. I did ask about that and they said it's all the same.
I also asked Laysons at the show, and they said the same thing. So i went with Vans because they were about $40.00 cheaper then everyone else.   
I ques I'll start calling around to other places and see what I can come up with... If I do find someone selling VT molding I will def. post it for other guys...
Thanks for the good words and advice...... cheers
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