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55 400 lower windshield trim
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The 55 400 that I have been working for the last ten years, is near completion.
The lower windshield stainless trim refuses to lock into the rubber seal. The top and side trim pieces do. When I have tried to pull up on the cording as recommended in the service manual while pressing on the trim the rubber won't enter the lip on the trim piece.

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Posted on: 1/15 16:09
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Re: 55 400 lower windshield trim
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Been dealing with a similar issue with the top outside trim on the back window on my '55. The windshields on these cars all just seem needlessly finicky and difficult. For my back top outside trim, the service manual recommends putting it on before the window goes in. But then you can't really get the window in... at least using the original stiffer rubber.

Are you using original/NOS rubber or new rubber?

Posted on: 1/15 16:52
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Re: 55 400 lower windshield trim
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If you are using new Steele weatherstrip that may be part of the issue because IMO, it is a softer rubber than the original and does not hold the moulding very well.

If an early car you might also check that the bulletin having the dealership add some lower retainers was done and that the retainers are in position and tight to prevent the glass from sagging and rolling the weatherstrip outward. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/STB/55T-10.pdf Note that in this first bulletin they suggested 5 locations but a subsequent bulletin said they changed weatherstrip to a harder rubber and only used two. https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/STB/55T-34.pdf If you only have 2 I would go ahead and install the others.

Posted on: 1/15 17:32
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Using Steele rubber. also had fits with installation of rear window trim, especially where the side trim mates with the lower section

Happy

Posted on: 1/16 12:08
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Car has two cut down clips in addition to the center clip. The ones shown at the 10-inch location appear to be similar to the ones used for the rear window. I will see about putting these one sometime next week. Will post results.

Happy

Posted on: 1/16 12:18
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