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Username Post: Removing stainless trim        (Topic#359482)
Bucko 
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01-16-20 02:21 AM - Post#2784463    

What's the best way to remove the trim on the rear fenders of a 50 Chevy? From inside the trunk I can see some sheet metal screw threads and on the ends of the trim I see some screw heads. (trunk end of trim)



Edited by Bucko on 01-16-20 02:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


eplantage 
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01-16-20 04:48 AM - Post#2784466    
    In response to Bucko

Removing those is a b*#@h. There is a long style clip screwed to the quarter panel and the stainless trim snaps into place. Prying the trim off tends to allow the stainless to twist, bend, and get out of shape. There is a phillips head screw at the very end by the tail light. At the front there is a second piece that is overlapped by the long one. You didn't mention if your car is a 2-dr or 4-dr so the attachment is a little different between the two. Looking back, I probably would lube the areas up some with WD-40 or something similar to get the stainless to release it's grip on the clip. Good luck.

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Bucko 
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01-16-20 07:04 AM - Post#2784471    
    In response to eplantage

I have a two door sedan. When I seen the threads up in the trunk under the trim my first thought was it doesn't look easy. Thanks



 
eplantage 
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01-16-20 07:21 AM - Post#2784472    
    In response to Bucko

I used a stiff putty knife and pried up from the outside of the molding, the tall side of the molding itself. If memory serves me right, on the front side there are clips that have a nut on the back accessed from the inside. In your case, behind the arm rest panel. Mine is a sedan delivery so the inside is quite different. On mine the right side was crushed beyond repair and I needed a replacement and found a pair from a totaled car that had been recently restored from Randy Heywood out in Portland, OR. He advertises in Hemmings Motor News quite a bit if you need anything. So anyway I bought the pair L/R and put them on using a kit from National Chevy in St. Paul, MN.

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01-16-20 09:42 AM - Post#2784477    
    In response to Bucko

  • Bucko Said:
I have a two door sedan. When I seen the threads up in the trunk under the trim my first thought was it doesn't look easy. Thanks



A couple of scans from the 1949 booklet, The Chevrolet Story on Intregal Fender Design that addresses partial removal of the crown molding for a partial quarter panel replacment. This supplements what eplantage has already said.


Attachment: Crown_Molding_Removal_1949-50_Chevrolet.jpeg (1.67 MB) 1 View(s)




Attachment: Crown_Molding_Removal_1949-50_Chevrolet_2.jpeg (1.8 MB) 0 View(s)




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eplantage 
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01-16-20 09:45 AM - Post#2784478    
    In response to RAM_51

Very good Ram.

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Dave in VA 
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01-16-20 10:03 AM - Post#2784479    
    In response to Bucko

I wish my car had that trim...



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Bucko 
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01-16-20 11:43 AM - Post#2784481    
    In response to Dave in VA

Thank you gentelmen...Sweet looking car Dave!



 
eplantage 
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01-16-20 11:51 AM - Post#2784482    
    In response to Dave in VA

Beautiful car just like it is. I understand your feelings. Many leave it off rather than dealing with or was off the car when they got it. Finding decent pieces was an obstacle for me.

Age: 66 at the moment
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
2002 Heritage Springer FLSTSI
1930 Model A Standard Coupe


 
Dave in VA 
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01-16-20 01:32 PM - Post#2784488    
    In response to eplantage

Thanks guys. A PO removed the rocker trim and shaved the trunk lid, too. Was lowered 3" in the rear and had fender skirts and chrome tips on the pipes.

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U S Navy MM2 1970-75 USS Canisteo AO-99, USS Miller DE-1091 (The Champagne of Ships)

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2dr, mostly stock, driver quality...new to me 3/18
2016 Equinox LTZ
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Edited by Dave in VA on 01-16-20 01:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
drew1987 
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01-18-20 06:52 PM - Post#2784617    
    In response to Dave in VA

  • Dave in VA Said:
I wish my car had that trim...





That car ain’t missing a thing nor does it have anything extra. That thing is an eleven out of 10! Very nice car

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Dave in VA 
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01-19-20 04:05 AM - Post#2784638    
    In response to drew1987

Thanks, Drew

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U S Navy MM2 1970-75 USS Canisteo AO-99, USS Miller DE-1091 (The Champagne of Ships)

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2dr, mostly stock, driver quality...new to me 3/18
2016 Equinox LTZ
2017 Silverado LTZ 6.2


 


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