How to remove a-pillar exterior trim 1995 Mustang convertible

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The external trim piece on the passenger side of my 1995 Mustang GT Convertible is cracked and does not fit well.

How do you remove it?
 

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Sold my ragtops so have to go from memory. There is a bolt at the bottom behind the front fender. There are a few screws, Phillips head if I remember correctly, hidden under the weatherstrip. No need to remove the weatherstrip, just pull it back. It should pop off after that.
 
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On the facebook page they are saying you have to remove the inner trim to remove the outer trim?

Are you saying I have to remove the fender well liner or do you have to remove the entire fender?
 

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Open the door, and look inside the open space behind the fender. You'll see an (8mm?) bolt holding the lower end of the exterior A pillar trim in place. It's a bit of a pain in the ass to access, I recommend an 8mm ratcheting wrench.

You need to pull down the weatherstripping in the door frame to access the rest of the screws. There's some screws that hold the weatherstripping channel on, and then you can access the A pillar trim screws.
Hint: when it comes time to remove, the trailing edge of the A pillar trim has a tab that SLIDES INTO the C pillar trim. It does not snap into the C pillar trim. That tab can be easy to snap. I believe it slides down.


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Double Edit: Here is a pic of the back of a spare A pillar I have.
That trailing edge definitely needs to be pulled down toward the ground before you just try to pry it off.
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