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On upper Peak moldings (molding just under the door window), It is my understanding that the Fisher plant installed these. I was working on my 70 GS 455 4spd of which it was built on 11/4th week/69. I ran into something I had not seen before. On all cars up till now I have seen a stainess hold down screw that retained the upper peak on the inside of the door it holds a clip that is attached to the upper peak moldings. Of the 70 cars on this board how many have the trim screw and who does not. for added info my car was built at leeds.:TU:
12-29-2006, 11:11 AM
mine is a flint built 11 of 69 and has screws
trim code 188
12-29-2006, 05:31 PM
10 D build date, 70 GS, Flint MI, has the screw at the rear end of the moulding.
I will try to check my 08C Framingham car, and an unknown 1971 door tomorrow and post what I find.
I wonder how hard it would be to re-fit these mouldings onto a car which never had them? Anyone done it? MY Fremont Freak needs them.
I did it henry I used scew in studs and a grease pencil and it worked fine on my black 72.
12-29-2006, 10:30 PM
Hey Phil, mine are factory installed...are yours mounted a little low? :DOU:
Just bustin' chops....they look right on the money!!! :TU:
Moon It may be that I do not have my window sweeps in. Just went out to my garage to compare my 70 gs with 72 and they are similar. It may be the black also.:TU:
trim code 188
12-30-2006, 07:01 PM
The Framingham built red 70 GS in my for sale thread is dated third week of august 69, ( 08 C ) The passenger door has no screw hole in the back of the door, and I believe this door is original to the car.
The drivers door I removed from a 71 GS 350, and it too has no screw hole at the back. IIRC that door had the moulding glued on, with some kind of black, hard plastic strip on the bottom side of the moulding. It has no nails on it. I believe that is what I will find if I remove the passenger side moulding on this car. I dont believe there is any attaching hardware of any kind, only glue. I believe it was built this way. I think I still have the one with the black plastic strip on the bottom.
The unknown date/plant 71 passenger door I have has a screw hole at the back, and the nails with plastic clips.
Both 71 doors came off the same GS 350, and they were the same color, but only on the outside. Pass door matched the car, kinda dark brown while driver door was more of a Cortez gold under the interior panel. I'm thinking the driver door came off another car before I ever bought the brown 350 car I parted out around 1984.
I have some door mouldings I bought on ebay, and they have a thick black tar totally filling the underside of them, so I believe they were glued onto whatever car they came from. I am told 3M makes a quality moulding glue, and I plan to try that so I wont have to drill holes.
I can try to check the date codes on these doors if anyone would like.
Thanks henry for the info. My 70 did not have any adheasive.
09-09-2007, 09:24 AM
Hey guy's how do i look up to find out where and when my buick was made.This is stuff that would be interesting to me.I'm still looking for the build sheet i'm down to the drivers side kick pannel but i need to remove the emergency release handle to get at it.This car is suppose to only have 30,000 original miles on it,but i don't believe it.Signs of wear don't dispute it.So i would like to find out if it is original interior or not.Can anybody Help.
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