Removing halo trim

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Groove Champion, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Hi all,

    Looking at getting my 65 Skylark resprayed this year. How is the halo trim removed? Is it held on with clips or bolted on from the inside?

    Many thanks - Paul
  2. 197064buickspec

    197064buickspec 1964 Special Post-455

    The front piece needs to come off first. There are 3 or 4 speed nuts That go through the roof. The head liner front portion needs to be let down.

    There is a metal track that is under the front 2 pieces. Once the fronts are off it will expose the screws on the side long moldings at the front. These molding a are mounted with a track also. The track us mounted to the roof with clips and the aluminum molding cones off separately. You will need a couple if plastic putty knives or a couple Bondo spreaders to gingerly pry the molding off the tracks. Be gentle. Then the very 2 lower rear pieces gave speed nuts you can access in the trunk .

    Here are a couple if pictures.

    Just lightly pry with a spreader or putty knife on both sides if the molding to loosen and work it up. They are very soft moldings so if you grab it and just try to pull it off you will destroy it.

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  3. Just realised I hadn't replied with a thanks :)

    Hopefully be trying to remove this in the next couple of weeks
  4. Argh - help.....

    Taken the headlining down at the front but I can't find any speed nuts to remove. If I slide a piece of plastic under the chrome there is a clip about an inch and a half in from the front corner. There is nothing in that area on the inside of the car (it's double skinned at this point but there are holes in the panel that I can look through / feel with my fingers)

    Any ideas folks?

    Thanks - Paul
  5. According to the tag the body was originally a 6cylinder not a V8 if that makes a difference

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