How do I remove the hood trim by the cowl?

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  1. legierk

    legierk Veteran Member

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    Title says it all. I would like to remove it without damaging it. Is it glued on. It is really tight on there. Thought about getting a small screwdriver started underneath it and see if that will begin to pop it off. That's the only thing I can come up with.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    It is simply pressed onto the hood. The trim holds itself in place by clamping down on the hood edge.
    To remove it, you push it back a bit at a time across the entire trim piece so you don't kink it. It comes off relatively easy.
     
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    Drop the screwdriver and step away from the car sir. Definitely don't do that you will scratch the hell out of your hood, just take a paint stick lay it flat on the hood and tap it off with a hammer
     
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    LOL....no, no no. This hood needs to be STRIPPED, yesterday! LOL. It is a true 80 or 81 Z28 hood (with the working cowl mechanism, which I really don't know how to hook up, BTW). It is rusting and I need to get some epoxy on it ASAP. I have it sitting outside on sawhorses now and am just waiting for a "little" less humidity to strip it all the way. No dents though, so that is good. Trust me when I say putting a screwdriver to it will not harm it....LOL. I got the hood for the car I am putting together for my son, who needs transportation. I may update my project thread with a few pics now that the fresh 305 (BONE stock) is about ready to drop back in.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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