North American Turbocoupe Organization

87 TCoupe body moulding coming off
Mike N Offline
My body moulding on the drivers side rear quarter panel by the wheel(the portion with the red pinstripe) is peeling back a bit. What should I use to re-attach to my body panel securely and robustely?

Bud30Pk Offline
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Use a drywall screw. Just kiddin.Take the moulding off,clean all the old shit off it,then put it under your mattress or whatever to get it flat again.Go to auto supply store and get 3M brand double sided tape.Clean it up real good,put the tape on,stick'er on.Do it on a warm day.It'll hold.
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Mike N Offline
The thing is, only about4 inches or so is "pulled back", hanging off the rear quarter.

Should I pull the rest of it off? Or just clean up this 4 inches or so, then put on the 3m double sided tape? I'd hate to pulll it all off if I don't have to.

BJL Offline
pull it off , clean the body and the molding with alcohol and get the 3m moulding tape like Bud30Pk suggested. i used my set of encyclopedias to flatten mine
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Marine_Dad Offline
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My son and myself operate a detailing shop,and my sons TurboCougar suffers from the same,we use the 3m Tape ALOT here,follow the advice of the other fellas,it works.

FLSTCI71 Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by Bud30Pk:
Use a drywall screw. Just kiddin.
Not funny. I have an 87 bird in my yard right now with some of that trim being held on with drywall screws. Bought it that way. What the heck are some people thinkin'?
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jmthunderbirdturbo Offline
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in my tenure with TC's, ive seen sheet metal screws, wood screws, pop rivets, zip ties, (yes, he drilled a hole a used a zip tie...). it all works, some of it looks a bit better than others...

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The '67 Ranchero I sold my dad still has sheet metal screws through all the chrome on the side panels. The previous owner had a body shop paint the car. They broke or ruined the mounting brackets upon removal. Instead of telling him or trying to order new mounts they drilled holes and used screws. Last time we checked the chrome was $1800 to replace. I don't know why they didn't go after the shop.
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