: Side trim

07-10-07, 12:00 PM
The 1994-1996 Fleetwood has this side silver/chrome plastic trim running along the top of the fenders below the windows. My car's (a 96) is wrinkled and looks rather sad.

So, sounds like a Homer "D'oh" moment right? NOT.

These seem to be rarer han hen's teeth.

Methinks, well, why not remove all the trim, fill the holes and repaint without (I may just have to repaint it all anyway as the sides are blessed with many dings and dents).

Has anoyone done this? Maybe it would look OK? Please help. Photos if you please.

07-10-07, 12:02 PM

These seem to be rarer han hen's teeth.QUOTE]

than not han

stuoopid sticky keyboar


07-11-07, 06:12 AM
This is what I mean:

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/962/sidetrimiy2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8154/sidetrim2hg9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Would YOU do it?

07-11-07, 09:53 AM
I ordered one of the last sets from GM. They are sitting in my storage unit along with other rare parts for these cars. All four pieces cost me ~$250 or so.

Here are the part numbers:

12529568-r front fender
12529569-l front fender
16617466-r front door
16717467-l front door
16617468-r rear door
16617469-l rear door
12529570-r rear quarter
12529571-l rear quarter

07-12-07, 12:03 AM
Should yo wish to keep it stock, the plastic side trim is still available at any GM dealer. I replaced only the plastic parts on my Fltwd from the local Chevy guy. It's not cheap (but what is on our cars?). Front piece is about $42.; Rear piece is about $35.

I even looked into the new chrome paint, which looks fantastic. I think for a large order, that would be cost effecive. Too bad we all couldn't ship the trim in and have it done in bulk.

You can get some very nice chrome paint schemes, with single or multiple hues. Unless you really wanted the added color, I tink a few pieces would be too expensive for me.

07-21-07, 06:20 PM
Couldn't you just get the chrome layer and stick it to the trim?

07-22-07, 11:18 PM
:hmm: ??? What ??? Stick the chrome layer on? What on earth do you mean?