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Old 06-29-2011, 12:30 PM
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Default 1975 Superior Rear Fender Trim Removal

I was looking at replacing the rear fenders on the back of my Ambulance I was trying to figure out how to remove the chrome trim along the top of the fender that is attached to the glass and the fender. How do you get to it and how is it attached?
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:04 PM
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I was looking at replacing the rear fenders on the back of my Ambulance I was trying to figure out how to remove the chrome trim along the top of the fender that is attached to the glass and the fender. How do you get to it and how is it attached?
Great answer for Bill Levertt to answer sicne he just went through that. Good luck!
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:18 PM
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Chris can you post some pictures of the area you're working on. Mine was a '73 MM so it might be different.

What I did learn is, don't do anything until you've soaked the area with some WD40 and loosened everything up as much as possible. The nylon plastic clips get very brittle and the little tabs that grip the trim snap off making the clips not resueable.

Finding new clips is difficult.
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first what are you going to replace them with?? you find some NOS quarters off a 75 superior, good find. regular caddy quarters won't fit. you'll be doing a cut and splice

the top fin molding is popped on with plastic tabs and one slide in the front. start at the vary back and slip a flat blade under it and twist don't pry. when you get to the front slide it forward. a little Wd will help as Bill said the quarters on the superior were pop rivited to the glass under there. remember Bill was doing his MM different cars.
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I can get a complete rust free 76 superior for what the cost of repairing whats there so i figure new rust free fenders would be better. The piece that is giving me the most problem i the one that actually looks like is seals to the glass on the rear quarters.
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The 68 has small clips that are screwed to the 1/4 panel and the body part that meets it and the trim just pops up with a flat blade something as Ed has said. I be live 70,s attache the same way.
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I can email a pic of what Im talking about I just cant get it to post.
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all the trim around the glass come out from the inside. its all ether t bolted or set in with screws from the inside. most of it you will have to remove the interior pieces and the glass to take off. but as this is set in the fiberglass why remove it to change the quarters? the splice for the quarters on the superior is on the top of the fin. now if you thinking of sectioning the quarters in as they are leaded at the door jam.you had better make the cut in the center of the door opening. way to much work for me. the molding I thinking your talking about would be the aluminium one between the top and the fiberglass. that one is t bolted from the inside. you got a rust free on I would make my swap the other direnction it would give you a better car.
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If I remember correctly when I pulled the mouldings on my old Superior 54XL. The stamped stainless mouldings were cliped on but the "Y" shaped chromed cast piece that incororated the quarter moulding and the window sorounds were held on by two phillips head screws that were hidden by the stamped stainless mouldings and 2 or 3 nuts on studs that were acsessed by removing the inner vinyle side trim pieces that run the length of the quarters in the patient compartment
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you got a rust free on I would make my swap the other direnction it would give you a better car.
The rust free one is a limo style and the 75 im tying to fix is a 54 inch ambulance, just trying to fix it better than having do go back and redo things in a couple years.
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