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Gary
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posted 07-22-2001 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, im wanting to verify something iv'e been told doesn't exsist on all 69-70 Mustang fastbacks. I have both a 69 and 70 fastback, while removing the retaining strip that holds the window seal all along the roof, there was a long strip of flat rubber the lenght of the retainer. The rubber is 1/8" think and about a 1" wide. When removing the old rubber I could not save it without tearing it. Anyway, I want to replace with new seal strip and all the supply houses claim there never was such a strip of rubber there. I beleive both these cars had never had the rubber metal retaning strips removed before and is original. I would just like to know if anyone who has the same year fastback/s have this rubber strip on their car/s??? If you did not have a rubber there, there would be alot of leakage creating wind noise and while washing the car get water inside the car spraying the windows down with a hose.
Kinda getting tired of hearing if they don't have the part/s listed in the catalog then the part must not exsist! Whats the deal and where can I find the new seals for mine?
Thanks

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-22-2001 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't had the weatherstripping off my '70 yet, but I saw the same exact strip you describe on my '72. Mine seems thinner than 1/8", and is still reuseable.

If I had to replace it, I'd probably make my own from a new bicycle tire tube. It would be easy enough, and that seems like the same thickness for mine.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
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mellowyellow
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posted 07-22-2001 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am sure they all had it--starting in 64.5 and probably through73

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Doc
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posted 07-23-2001 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our 67 fastback had it as did the 68 cougar were doing for a client. I'll have to ask where the replacements came from but a working piece is available even if it's a generic extrusion from Steele Rubber Products or like that. The bicycle tube idea Steve suggests would work fine as well.

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Gary
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posted 07-23-2001 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear others agree there was rubber used in this location. I would imagine it was used on all year fastbacks and coupes one way or another in the Ford line up group.
I'll come up with something to use to replace
the seal/s. Mustang part houses, are you reading this? Those like me who are repainting their cars would like replacements available

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68 S-code GT
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posted 07-23-2001 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All of the 67-68 coupes (8) and fastbacks (3) I've had, had them on there!

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68 S-code FB GT 4spd/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code Cp Sprint"B" C4/3.00 PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3.55LS

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-23-2001 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to my Osborn '70 Mustang body assembly manual, the strip was one of either two items; D0AB-63516A02-A - Seal or ESB-M3G102-A P.V.C. tape, .25 thick x .75 wide, applied between retainer and body the length of retainer. Extend .50" beyond end of retainer.

I'm sure a '69 Mustang manual would show a similar part number. At least now you have the group number {63516A02}.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
Ford. The closer you look, the better WE look!

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Gary
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posted 07-24-2001 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info Steve, I ended up using closed cell weather striping I got at ACE hardware. The closest I could find was 3/16" thick x 1-1/4" wide. (black) I just cut it down to just inside the total width of the retainer strip. Anyway, would have liked to use rubber but this worked out just fine and filled the voids. Being sticky backed, it made it easy to just apply to the retainer strip first and then just offer it up to the car, piece of cake!

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