Trim question

Exterior Body and Trim

  1. MoparDan

    MoparDan Well-Known Member

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    The chrome trim that's right above the doors, will that trim from an '87 Fifth Avenue fit an '85 Gran Fury?
     
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    MoparDan Well-Known Member

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    This

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    F body Deconstructor Jim Well-Known Member

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    Drip rail moulding/trim
    I believe its all the same "profile" or cross section so its just a matter of lengths.
    If the windshields interchange then I'd assume the A pillar leg is the same.
    The horizontal sections length and how it terminates will tell the rest.
     
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    kmccabe56 Well-Known Member

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    The piece you're point to will interchange, but the length of the piece on the Fifth will be shorter than the piece on the GF.
     
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    Ok, thanks
     
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    Most of the door trim will interchange between the more-door cars (F and M) except rear doors on wagons (which are shaped different at the rear upper edge). That said, there might be some differences over the years.

    A friend of mine added these moldings (red arrows) and other trim from a Fifth Ave onto his F-body. It looked nice but a lot more work than what I would want to do (he liked the chrome appearance . . . I guess).
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    A lot of M-bodies come with a thin chrome piece that goes around the inside door glass frame - that looks like would also fit more-door F’s (but not wagons?) (black and white arrows).
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    The same trim is on the above yellow/cream car - but not as easy to see.

    I’ve seen a couple of F wagons dressed up with M dashes and seats. I would think if I would do that, adding the rest of the fancy M door trim would be part of that conversion (maybe).
    BudW
     
  7. MoparDan

    MoparDan Well-Known Member

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    If I had an F body I'd want to put an M dashboard in too, it just looks better to me, that window chrome looks good, my Gran Fury doesn't have them though I'd like to put them on one day along with chrome window visors like my '82 Fifth Avenue had
     
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    I would probably keep the F dash, only because the cars are becoming scarce and orginality blah blah, but the F Body cluster was pretty pathetic, right up there with the Chevette

    As to the drip trim on the 4 doors, I'm pretty sure that the ones on most of the M's came down the sail panel at more of a squared off angle than the Volare. I think it's not as straight when it comes down at the back on the Volare 4 door. The doors are the same, the windshield is the same but the sail panel and back glass is a lot less curved