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Leester

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #275 on: February 08, 2022, 20:43:34 »
Not sure I will undertake to do this job myself but the documentation of your experience is likely to be very helpful to someone who does - and it might be me, so thank you for your postings. Often times its knowing what didn't work is more important.
One aspect of this restoration that I hope you can post about is installing the trim pieces around that window. When I disassembled my top, I had a lot of difficulty with the horizontal trim strip (can't recall there might have been 2) just underneath the quarter window glass. If you have a chance to document installing that (or those) that would really be helpful, as was this post!.  Thanks in advance. Lee
Lee Backus
1963 220SE Cabriolet
1970 280SL (reassembling - hopefully soon)
1978 450SL (disassembled for paint)
1985 500SEC

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #276 on: February 08, 2022, 23:19:14 »
Lee

I had problems removing the same trim piece thinking that is what was keeping the window  from fitting in the bottom Chanel. Turns out it has no affect and does not need to be removed to install window. I installed
The other side just fine with that piece in.

A recommendation I have is to use caulk behind the trim around the quarter windows rather  than the adhesive strips recommended by gernold. It’s easier to tighten the trim piece closer to the top with caulk leaving more room for the window instal. Gernold suggests using the adhesive strips as they have less of a chance of oozing onto the headliner. However the headliner can be protected easily by just taping it off next to where the trim is to be installed.
John Krystowski
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Leester

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #277 on: February 09, 2022, 16:59:30 »
Thanks John, that's good to know!
Lee Backus
1963 220SE Cabriolet
1970 280SL (reassembling - hopefully soon)
1978 450SL (disassembled for paint)
1985 500SEC