METAL BODY REPAIR - OD1653 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
depending on their use. Moldings are secured in place by retainers, screws,
and special clips, except that moldings used around windshields and rear
windows are held in place entirely by screws.
(2) Combattype vehicle windows have very little, if any, outside
moldings. Attractive appearance is not the main desire of a combattype
vehicle. Camouflage is often necessary during combat and if the vehicle is
cluttered up with moldings shining in sunlight, troop positions could be
(3) Generally, the weatherstrip, which secures the windshield glass to
the vehicle, is channeled to receive the outside reveal molding (the chrome
strip on the outside of the vehicle around the windshield glass). The
reveal molding is held in place by its own springback after it is inserted
into the weatherstrip.
(4) The inside garnish molding, which fits on the inside of the vehicle
around the windshield glass and other window openings, is fastened in place
with sheet metal screws. Another arrangement of windshield installation is
shown in figure 5.
(5) Windshields on combattype vehicles are normally held together by a
metal frame and sheet metal and machine screws and are attached to the body
by hinges and brackets.
FIGURE 5. CROSSSECTION Of WINDSHIELD
WEATHERSTRIPPING AND MOLDING.