Rear window trim

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  1. Bryan Kuban

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    Went to a auto glass supply place to try to get the trim piece that goes around the rear window of a 1st Gen. They said that the glass is no longer available. This is fine, I just need the trim that goes around it. They say it is not available from any of their distributors either. I checked a few other companies and get the same response.

    So, does anyone have a source for getting trim for around the rear window? What is on it now is a trim that is pressed onto the lip of the glass. Problem is well, It has failed over time.
     
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    Those have been long gone a long time ago. There was a time when these early car sections were more active that several owners were removing the windows from junk yard cars. They took the whole window and swapped it out. I think I may have done that for one of the rear triangle windows in my '90 a long long time ago (maybe in 97ish). The problem is the outside trim is made from a material that degrades and some people have sanded and painted it but I don't know if that is enough to keep the material stable over time.

    I have never seen those windows without the trim as a unit or vice versa. Never even heard of a repair with separate pieces since I can remember.
     
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    Well looks like at some point in time somebody tried replacing some window trim on mine. This is kind of what I'm looking for. I know what you're talking about. The black trim that you can sense down and repaint, but this is not that. The picture is attached.
     

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    Yeah I thought you were talking about the small triangle windows at the C pillar just past the rear door. I've seen a few of those. I don't know if they got kinked with a rear glass replacement or if it's just weathering and shrinkage. That looks like it should have a Ford part number. May not have anything out there but it looks replaceable for early insurance repairs where supply chain has to carry parts.
     
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    The window places say the back glass and the trim are not available anymore. For this reason I am looking for an alternative.
     
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    If trim is separate from the glass and no new are available you could always look into how to swap in a used piece? I don't know how this is done but this should be a common Taurus part and the rear might be common through 91. I can't pull up a parts diagram from the usual ford parts sites online
     
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    I have run into this same issue on my 95. The glass is fine but the rubber seal around the window is in bad shape. I was looking to see if anyone also had any info on this too!
     

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