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    thanks RD. I'm just SLOW... and taking trim off is worse, especially if you've never removed the trim off that type of car before. Over the years, the manufacturers changed/updated the ways they applied/installed trim, so removing it can be a detective job. Installing it without damaging paint (if you have the right fasteners) can also be a pain...

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    Looking good! That red paint is really going to pop in the sun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    Now it's time for the fin/crown mouldings... I've restored the mouldings and the insert with new studs. Does anyone have any suggestions for reinsertion of the inserts and installing of the mouldings on the car? Engaging the crown moulding with the rear fin moulding is causing me a lot of thinking without resolution so far..

    Should I install the tail light housings before doing this??
    There are slots at the back end of the insert that you can use to pound them on or off the stainless.
    Its best to get everything set before paint, so you can make adjustments if needed. Before paint, there are many different ways to adjust the fit.

    I don't recall the name, but there is a cover that goes on the right side tail fin, then the clip for the vertical stainless is first to go on, and I would test fit that stainless alone first. If you don't like the fit, it may help to change the clip. When you are ready, start sliding the vertical piece on the clip, and just before pushing it all the way down, loosely attach the crown molding to the vertical piece, with the front of it elevated. That's the only way the pins will line up with the first hole. As you push the vertical part down it will also slide on the crown molding, and this is because the angle is not 90 degrees.

    Tail lights then bumper.


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    Let me know if you need pictures of how it should all fit.

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    It's never really bothered me ever, when a thread takes a fork in the road. Not a big deal. At least it can make it interesting, and keep it rolling, instead of just falling off the edge.

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    An 'aside' in a thread I began doesn't bother me either, RD, but it bothers 'some' here..

    In this particular situation, I think the 'cataract' options are of interest to many here (most of us are old farts and I thought it would be beneficial if these informative comments were in a thread of their own with 'cataract surgery options' as the title... but I think only the administrator can move posts?

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    THANK YOU SID for separating out the several comments on 'Cataract Corrections... which hopefully will help some people in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE T View Post
    There are slots at the back end of the insert that you can use to pound them on or off the stainless.
    Its best to get everything set before paint, so you can make adjustments if needed. Before paint, there are many different ways to adjust the fit.

    I don't recall the name, but there is a cover that goes on the right side tail fin, then the clip for the vertical stainless is first to go on, and I would test fit that stainless alone first. If you don't like the fit, it may help to change the clip. When you are ready, start sliding the vertical piece on the clip, and just before pushing it all the way down, loosely attach the crown molding to the vertical piece, with the front of it elevated. That's the only way the pins will line up with the first hole. As you push the vertical part down it will also slide on the crown molding, and this is because the angle is not 90 degrees.

    Tail lights then bumper.

    Thanks Lee... The process as you describe it makes sense. I think I follow the process OK...

    I bought the car as a painted bare body and a pile of dirty take off parts... I've got another '57 that is in primer (not painted) that I could test on (but of course each body is a little bit different. I'm trying to use the best of the two sets of parts on this car... I like to tell people that I bought a paint job and got a disassembled car with it! (It's practically impossible to get a decent paint job in my area for a decent price, and my eyes aren't good enough any more to paint anymore...)

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