Rear glass trim install help needed

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Cribbs74

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Gents,

I am having a heck of a time trying to install the aluminum trim that surrounds the glass on a 72 coupe. I bought all new clips, but for the life of me I can’t get them to clip over the trim. Is there a trick to it? I assume I am doing something wrong.

I spent 2 hrs trying to install the trim this past Saturday and I walked away before I broke something.

Ron
 
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1971 Mach 1, Grabber Blue w/Argent stripes. Original 2V 351C Auto, Tilt, rear defog, Black Comfortweave Interior. Under restoration. Original colors, 4V 351C, 4-Speed, Spoilers, Magnums, Ram Air. All Ford parts.
MAKE SURE you are using the correct clips. Earlier Mustangs used a heavier guage clip and steel trim. They look the same, but the aluminum trim on a 71 is about half the thickness and therefore a lighter clip that will work on the aluminum.

AMK Products Front Window Molding Retainer Clip Set Coupe/Fastback 1965-1968​



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Cribbs74

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It was the clips… I had some of the old ones and tried those. They worked much better. Thanks!
 
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