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This involves a '68 J-code Cougar instead of a Mustang but I'm wondering if I committed a Doofus. I also need help with next steps.

Yesterday, I finished taking the drip moldings off without damaging them. The can opener and wood chisel approach works extremely well. I also stripped off the old vinyl top, including the thin stainless steel piece that sits down inside the rain gutter. However, I may have committed a Doofus in the process. I thought the color-keyed molding at the base of the vinyl top was glued in place and ended up breaking off the end nearest the passenger rear side window.

Question - Is this a readily available part that trim shops will have or is the Doofus award momentarily all mine?

Next, I need to figure out how to remove the moldings around the windshield and rear window. Since they are in excellent condition, I don't want to damage them (the moldings or the glass). How do I get them off and what tools work best?

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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The molding peice will need to be replaced as it is potmetal and can't realy be repared. Yeah, this is a cougar only part, but shouldn't be too much used through one of the cougar used parts outfits.

There is a special tool for the windsheild and rear window clips. They work good once you get the hang of how you need to manipulate it. I've had good luck using a thin putty knife from the outside edge. If you slide it in under the edge and push against the clip and then kind of wiggle it as you gently pull up on the moulding it will release one clip at a time. The trick is to just never put enough pressure on the moulding to bend it. My "special" putty knife is 1-1/2" wide and has a slight bend about 1/4" from the end and the corners have been rounded. The bend goes down.

Didn't I see this post before........*G*?
 
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