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Windshield SS Trim
#1305298 Sat Mar 30 2019 04:41 PM
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I've been trying to install my original SS exterior trim into a Steele front windshield gasket without much luck. I've got the glass installed on both sides and the assembly is lying flat on a table. I can get the outside with corners in but am struggling to complete the two inner ends into the pillar. Is there one method that works better than another? Should I attempt to slip the two ends in first up against the pillar, then proceed to the outside corners? I've been spraying it with soapy water also.

Has anyone else had issues with this?

Thanks

'48 3100 Chevy

Re: Windshield SS Trim
Jeler #1305446 Sun Mar 31 2019 05:18 PM
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Well I think I finally figured out what my problem was! Evidently when the new "Steele" gas was bonded at the ends with the rubber gasket of the pillar there wasn't quite enough room to adequately install the SS trim. So to avoid gouging into the gasket to modify it , I slightly modified the ends of the SS Trim. Here are a few photos showing the small angle I cut off with a dremel. Fit is great now or I should say as good as it's gonna get!

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IMG_2051.JPG (122.94 KB, 135 downloads)
IMG_2050 2.JPG (202.41 KB, 134 downloads)
IMG_2051 2.JPG (122.94 KB, 129 downloads)
Re: Windshield SS Trim
Jeler #1305516 Mon Apr 01 2019 01:56 AM
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Nice work Jeff! Let's see a pic with the windshield installed!!


Andy

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Re: Windshield SS Trim
Jeler #1305525 Mon Apr 01 2019 06:27 AM
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Looks factory. Nice work.


1949 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Windshield SS Trim
HandyAndy #1305531 Mon Apr 01 2019 11:18 AM
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Thanks Andy & Miracle, one step at a time. I imagine some time this week or next weekend I'll attempt the complete installation!

Re: Windshield SS Trim
Jeler #1305546 Mon Apr 01 2019 01:24 PM
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Timely subject. My truck did not have the trim installed when I bought it and I've debated a couple times trying to install it without removing the windshields. Any words of encouragement.... anyway to do the job with the windshields inplace?


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Windshield SS Trim
moparguy #1305547 Mon Apr 01 2019 01:38 PM
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First you'll need the proper gasket for installing the SS Trim. Steele Rubber sells both gasket/seals for the front windshield. One for using SS Trim (deluxe) and one without the trim.
https://www.steelerubber.com/search...odel=3600-truck&style=2-door-flatbed

I assumed you were referring to your '51 3600?

If you do however have the correct gasket installed to use the SS Trim I believe it would be almost impossible to install the trim while on the truck. Everything I have researched says
to install the trim on a flat work surface prior to installing on the truck.

Good luck and keep us posted!

Jeff

Re: Windshield SS Trim
Jeler #1305557 Mon Apr 01 2019 03:11 PM
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Re: Windshield SS Trim
Jeler #1305559 Mon Apr 01 2019 03:14 PM
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Whoops! darn key board

Moparguy
attached is a cross section of the proper gasket when using SS Trim

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