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I am having a problem with the windshield trim. The stainless that goes in the rubber seal. I have 2 sets of trim both have a 14" lip to go into the rubber. I have 2 seals the gruve is 1/2" deep. Through reading and watching videos it seems there are different seals or trim kits . One for 67/70 and one for 71/72. The trim kit was ordered as a 72 so was the rubber. I would like to know how to tell what I did wrong here. Do I have the early seal with late trim or vise versa. Can anyone get me going the right way here. LMC is trying to help but they don't have a TECH department only customer service.
 

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I am having a problem with the windshield trim. The stainless that goes in the rubber seal. I have 2 sets of trim both have a 14" lip to go into the rubber. I have 2 seals the gruve is 1/2" deep. Through reading and watching videos it seems there are different seals or trim kits . One for 67/70 and one for 71/72. The trim kit was ordered as a 72 so was the rubber. I would like to know how to tell what I did wrong here. Do I have the early seal with late trim or vise versa. Can anyone get me going the right way here. LMC is trying to help but they don't have a TECH department only customer service.
Charlie, I couldn`t tell you if there was any differance between the two years but I have read that the trim option is a bear to install.
Just read this Charlie copied it for you..
What type of seal do you have? How did you prep before the install (ie Heat to soften rubber). Finally do you have the chrome insert? Precision seals are hit and miss, I have had three, two fit well, one fit like crap. I have found that if you get a seal with chrome trim, it is easier to install the 67-70 than the 71-72 due to the deep the lip of the chrome extends, 67-70 goes in rubber and stays put much better than the other. The key to the install is the softness and pliability of the rubber. Leave it out in the sun or I have actually laid them next to the stove for several hours to soften the rubber. Install the rubber on the glass, then install the trim. Once you get this far it goes quick, with two people it is not a big deal. Lube the inner seal very well- I personally cake the vasiline onto the seal (it helps to hold the rope in place as well). Get a 3/8" cord string etc. and place into the seal groove. Leave roughly a 12 " loop hanging out of the top and leave the loose ends meeting at the center and roughly under the upper loop. Set the glass carefully in the opening be sure to center the glass! Start the install by pulling one of the loose ends to within 2" of the top corner- the person inside must lift up HARD to easy the seal over the lip while the person on the outside using the palm of their hand is pushing in on the glass- you may have to bump it with the heel of your hand pretty good but dont hit it too hard! Do the same for the other side- again lift up hard as you pull on the cord. Now starting at the loop pull down HARD while pushing from the outside (same process as the lower). This is the same process as the factory recommended through their service manual(s). Hope this helps- remember quality parts, must be soft and warm good help and good cord with lube- no more wind in the face.
 

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Yeah I've put them in before but its been a few years. The back window went right in with the trim. I just ordered the complete set from LMC so it should fit this time. If not I'll just go with out the trim. The windshield and the carpet are all thats left.:D
 
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