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Rear quarter trim panel removal

Hello, I am looking to remove the rear quarter trim panel on my 1967 convertible. Can someone tell me if the cover should come out without removing the snaps for the convertible down cover? If so how many screws are there?

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Put top down, remove the boot if the top is down and the boot is on. The snaps do not need to come out to get the quarter trim off, just pull off the window regulator handle, a couple pf small screws, the plastic piece of trim at the back of the door and it comes out....really not difficult


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On my convertible the rear window crank is not part of the quarter trim panel. It is the armrest only. I do not have any molding which would impeed removal. No offense but your solution does not seem to make sense.
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upload a photo of the piece you are talking about. The instructions given are for the quarter panel trim you asked about, if you mean some other part, you are using the wrong name for it.
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Here is a shot of my 67 convertible and the interior quarter trim panel I spoke of. Are you asking about a different part of your car?
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/w5y9e9aKFgWX5Cn7A

The piece I am talking about is the armrest with the ashtray built in. It appears that it is seperate from the panel with the window crank.
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I hadn't said anything since ours is a '66 but the photo looks much like ours.

The upholstered armrest with the ash tray is attached to the metal panel surrounding the window crank by about a half dozen screws. They both come out together as a single unit before you can even find the screws that let you separate the two. For a standard coupe that entire trim is a single, metal panel without an arm rest but for both models it is referred to as the rear quarter trim. Only if you are trying to upholster the armrest would you consider that its not all one piece.

The instructions given apply to your car as well as the earlier ones. The snaps around the top have nothing to do with holding the panel in place. Its been a while so I don't remember how many screws are involved but there aren't many holding it to the side of the car since the rear seat does a decent job of keeping those panels from going anywhere. The referenced plastic trim at the back of the door is officially called windlace which clips over the front edge of the panel to hide the raw front edge but it also helps hold the panel in place. I don't know that the top even has to be down but taking out the rear seat, especially the cushion, would be my first step.
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That is what I was missing thank you. The armrest does not come out without removing the panel where the window crank comes through. Thank you
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Remove the bottom of the rear seat, the door sill plate, the windlace, the crank and the screws that hold the panel in place and you can remove the panel as a unit with the arm rest attached.
To remove the bottom of the rear seat, press firmly on the lower frame where the upholstery meets the carpet, press back and down in one motion followed by lifting it off the bracket. You are removing the frame from a bracket with a downward angled groove in it.
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