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On my 98 Grand Prix all the molding under the windows is cracked, faded, falling apart, any suggestions on places to take this to get replaced or if it’s just a DIY thing, where to get this ? I live in L A area, any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks Dabear

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49 minutes ago, DaBear said:

On my 98 Grand Prix all the molding under the windows is cracked, faded, falling apart, any suggestions on places to take this to get replaced or if it’s just a DIY thing, where to get this ? I live in L A area, any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks Dabear

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Good news, bad news! The only place you can get trim for a GP that year is a GM dealer. A little more than have of the window trim is still available, but that back quarter glass trim is long gone! None of it is cheap either! I bought all that trim a few years back, a year ago I bought two of the rear quarter glass pieces, a front windshield, back glass and the reveal moldings as only the OEM reveal fits properly. 

Your other choice is a salvage yard, which in LA might be ok! A glass shop could probably install it for you if you don’t know how.

Good luck!

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Thanks man, I will check some salvage yards, figured dealer would be a tough one, I strike out a lot with them anymore! Lol

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That's not terribly surprising that dealers don't have a lot of the less popular parts. In fact, GM is only legally obligated to provide 7 years worth of parts after a particular part or car goes out of production. The fact that a dealer can still get many of the things that Last Indian mention is a good (albeit pricey) thing.

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On 10/25/2018 at 11:43 PM, DaBear said:

Thanks man, I will check some salvage yards, figured dealer would be a tough one, I strike out a lot with them anymore! Lol

 

On 10/26/2018 at 10:27 AM, Frosty said:

That's not terribly surprising that dealers don't have a lot of the less popular parts. In fact, GM is only legally obligated to provide 7 years worth of parts after a particular part or car goes out of production. The fact that a dealer can still get many of the things that Last Indian mention is a good (albeit pricey) thing.

DaBear, as I said the parts aren’t cheap, but they are worth the price if the car is! If you try to go that route you’ll need to find a good GM dealer who knows how to find the parts, all dealers are not equal! 

Some, but not all of the part # are: 10290648, 10321354, 10321355, 10326351, 10326352, 10326353, 10436587, 10436588, 10421789, 10409206. I could go on, but these should help if you are interested in the OEM path. Those parts alone totaled $700 and I buy for body shop price, sometimes less.

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