Hey Pak, thanks for the excellent response. Just like you said: everyone sells the rubber (and I actually bought it already thinking it would come with the strip), but not the stainless piece.
The good news is I have a donor car with the stainless trim intact on both sides. So before I go out with a chisel and ruin something, can you offer any advice on how easily the trim piece comes off the front glass?
It appears like I could just gently tap on it and knock it toward the rear of the car and remove it, but then again, I can't see what's going on at the bottom of the glass too well even with the window fully rolled up. I'm guessing it's not GLUED onto the glass?
In short, I don't want to break a window or ruin the stainless piece that I can steal from the donor car.
I think I understand that LUBE is essential for re-installing the new rubber onto the trim as discussed in other threads here.
Thanks in advance for any follow-up advice.