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'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #31
shouldent the mark 7be the same langth because they are the same door

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #32
then these should work they are frome steele rubber products $103 for the innes and outers and $76 for thr outers and the just made a whole line up for ower cars http://166.82.96.3/homeframes.html look up 1984-90 ford  to see the dew wipe kits there made for the mark VII

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #33
Ok so I did some test fitting at the 'yard a month or so ago with a Tempo seal. I would like to use them on my NON vent car. So here is the idea.

I was thinking is there any way to bond together 2 pieces of the seal?

So I want to take 2 seals, cut them at the top of the window, then make them into one at the correct length.

Just need to figure out how I could bond the 2 pieces together.
1986 Cougar LS

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #34
super glue will probably be your best bet
1986 T-bird
347 stroker motor
185 AFR Heads
TrickFlow cam 224/232-542/563
Victor Jr. intake CNC ported
Quickfuel Holley 800 cfm
Hooker 1-3/4 long tubes
Custom built AOD
B&M 3000 stall
8.8 w/4.30 gears
UPR K-member,A-Arms,and coil-overs
UPR upper/lower control arms
Strange shocks/struts
26x10x15 M/T slicks
11.48@119.27
(coming soon Tremec 3550)
The Finished Product
http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w92/03grinnie/T-bird/

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #35
I dont know how it would hold up over the years. Especially since my car sees all weather and is never garaged.
1986 Cougar LS

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #36
Quote from: DVP;266454
I dont know how it would hold up over the years. Especially since my car sees all weather and is never garaged.


This may sound silly but here goes;  use Instand Nail Glue (found everywhere nail polish is sold, Walgreens, Walmart, etc.)  Unlike Super Glue, Instant Nail Glue is waterproof and unlike Gorilla Glue, it's clear.  I actually reattached a piece of the body side molding on my '86 Cougar with Instant Nail Glue and the body shop had to pry it off 12 years later when the car was painted ;-) so I know it works from rubber, plastic and metal.  Caution - this stuff dries even faster than Super Glue does so make sure you're ready for the pieces to STICK when you put them together.  Also, don't overuse the glue, a little bit goes a long way.
1986 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turbo-charged 5-speed.
Owned 22 years.

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #37
I have a question for those that have done this with the parts from JC Whittney.  I replaced the ones on my 83 years ago with new Ford units and they are cracking.  I had to remove the staples and rivit the new ones onto the chrome trim pieces.  I viewed the writeup on how to replace the ones on the Mark VII and it looked a bit more complicated than what I think it would be on the T-Birds.  If you use the units from JCW is the process the same on the T-Birds as it is shown in the write up for the Mark Vii's?

Darren

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #38
mine went the same way very simple install, just remove the staples measure and cut the new and drill and pop rivit
1986 T-bird
347 stroker motor
185 AFR Heads
TrickFlow cam 224/232-542/563
Victor Jr. intake CNC ported
Quickfuel Holley 800 cfm
Hooker 1-3/4 long tubes
Custom built AOD
B&M 3000 stall
8.8 w/4.30 gears
UPR K-member,A-Arms,and coil-overs
UPR upper/lower control arms
Strange shocks/struts
26x10x15 M/T slicks
11.48@119.27
(coming soon Tremec 3550)
The Finished Product
http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w92/03grinnie/T-bird/

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #39
Guess I will be buying the universal fix then.  Thanks!

Darren

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #40
Does anyone have the part numbers for JCW products?  Just tried looking in their website (using part numbers found earlier in this thread), but could not find them.  Any help would be appreciated.


'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #42
For those that do not want to make them and just buy some go here:

http://www.classiquecars.com/ort8086tbrubcart.htm

Scroll down to 1983-1986 Thunderbird and they are under the sub heading of Window and Door.  Not cheap but then again time is money.

Darren

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #43
Everything is way too overpriced. $25 for parking brake pedal rubber? Are they crazy? Rockauto have them for $3,37. The same with other rubber parts. Trunk weather strip - $75 vs. $21,79.

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #44
I am pretty sure that the site I listed is getting their seals from Steele.

http://www.steelerubber.com/

Not saying they are any cheaper but a person may be able to work them down on their prices.  There are other options out there but this is about the only place that is making new that is specifically for our cars and to Ford's specs.  The only thing I do not see on their site is the window channel runs but a phone call to them will see if they make them or know of someone that does.

Darren

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp