How to remove vent window and door top trim?

This is the place to discuss restoration problems, post questions or projects-complete or partial.
Justice777
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Your car is a: 1978 Spider 124 5 spd
Location: Southern Maine

How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby Justice777 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:00 am

Not having much luck finding info on this.
On my restoration project ('78) the last items I have to remove are the vent window frames and trim atop the doors. Does entire window regulator need to come out?

Any direction is very much appreciated.
Last edited by Justice777 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.

Justice777
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Your car is a: 1978 Spider 124 5 spd
Location: Southern Maine

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby Justice777 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 am

Bump. Really? No one here has taken top trim off a door before?

User avatar
focodave
Posts: 617
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:35 am
Your car is a: 1980 Spider 2000 F.I.
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby focodave » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:59 am

I've removed the top door trim on both of my doors, but I have never removed the vent window frames.
To remove the top door trim, you simply pry it off, starting at the back of the door. You will need to protect your paint when prying with a screwdriver. I laid some heavy cloth on the door and gently caught the edge of the trim with a large screwdriver and proceeded to pry the trim up and off.
The only problem is that the trim tends to occasionally want to "walk up" (on its own after having re-installed it), after several drives and opening and closing of the doors.
Not a huge deal --- just a nuisance item when I have to push the trim back down once in a while, to get it back in its proper place. It only walks up about 3/16" on the front side of the door and is easily pushed back down in place.
If someone knows a cure for that, I'd love to hear how you fixed it.
1980 Spider 2000 F.I. (my hobby)
1970 MGB GT (my other hobby)
2008 Ford Expedition (daily driver)
2015 Subaru Outback Premier (wife's daily driver)

PhillySpider
Posts: 296
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:51 pm
Your car is a: 1980 Spider 2000
Location: New Hope, PA

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby PhillySpider » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:05 pm

Justice777 wrote:Not having much luck finding info on this.
On my restoration project ('78) the last items I have to remove are the vent window frames and trim atop the doors. Does entire window regulator need to come out?

Any direction is very much appreciated.


Mine will come off if i grip it when I close the door from inside with the window down...try that :)

User avatar
riverdadd
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:16 am
Your car is a: 1975 Fiat Spider 1977 Alfa Spider

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby riverdadd » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:29 pm

look at DRUMMOND post 1980 resto phase 2 (within this restoration projects sub category)......page 3 toward bottom... thats where he goes indepth on the window frame.....The whole entire post is worth a read... really awesome work, with great pictures. but be prepared. his stuff will make you want to mod yours!! i know i do after reading!!

riverdadd

Justice777
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Your car is a: 1978 Spider 124 5 spd
Location: Southern Maine

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby Justice777 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:21 am

Thanks so much!

Online
DRUMMOND
Posts: 283
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:11 pm
Your car is a: Fiat Spyder 2000 1980 Pininfarina

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby DRUMMOND » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:43 pm

You need to remove these three bolts. then it slides out
Image
Image
Image
Image

Justice777
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Your car is a: 1978 Spider 124 5 spd
Location: Southern Maine

Re: How to remove vent window and door top trim?

Postby Justice777 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:19 pm

Thank you - I got it all apart. Was worried I would have to remove window mechanics and very happy I did not have to.


Return to “Restoration Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bjbrown and 3 guests