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Dew Wipers

Reply #15
Has anyone found a replacement for the inside "dew wipers"? Mine are just as crispy as the outside ones...like a potato chip.

Dew Wipers

Reply #16
Has anyone found a replacement for the inside "dew wipers"? Mine are just as crispy as the outside ones...like a potato chip.

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #17
As of now, I haven't heard of anybody replacing that piece. I suppose you will have to remove it along with the outside dew wipe and compare them. Then, take a look at the photo in this thread which shows how the new dew wipe is riveted to the trim piece.
If you can use the same part for both inside and outside, then you're all set. You just have to order four of them. :)
Let us know how it turns out.
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Reply #19
That's extremely wonderfull info you have given us. Thanks to both of you !!!!

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Reply #20
At the salvage yard today I pulled the weatherstripping off a 93 2-door Tempo and tried to install it on a 83 Bird.  It fit in the back corner just fine, but as I worked it down toward the front, it ended up being about 3 inches to short.

I didnt compare a 92 to a 93, I will try that next time, but the 93 definately doesnt fit.

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Reply #21
Well, that's a bummer. I was almost sure that the dimensions were equal. I was very careful about that before I put it in the article, but I guess I was wrong. I have updated the threads to include this new information.
I suppose this project is only good for the vent window people.
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Reply #22
Anybody know if they make "dew wipe" replacements for 87 - 88's?  One of mine was destroyed when the car was broken in to.
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Reply #23
Thanks for the info, as the dew wipes and the trim around the windows in general are looking pretty ratty on my '83 :)
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Reply #24
I Only have one bad weather stripping, and thats on the drivers side down the bottom of the window :S... only spot where its bad..  and I have vents :D
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Reply #25
Well, I just replaced the dew wipe on the drivers side of my car about a week ago. And I must say it was worth the cost and the time to replace it. I'll replace the passenger side within the next week or so. And I owe it all to this thread!! U GUYS RAWK!

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #26
Quote from: eazrider;94738
Has anyone found a replacement for the inside "dew wipers"? Mine are just as crispy as the outside ones...like a potato chip.


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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 #27
so will the 1983-86 tempo dew wipes work on the non vented windows?

'83-'86 Window Weatherstripping

Reply #28
If you look at lincoln Mark 7 the inside dew/ belt molding fits, it is 3/8in. longer and the window channel run is the same for non vented windows.
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 #29
Found this great write up
http://www.thelincolnmarkviiclub.org/documents/tech/RefurbishingLincolnMarkVIIDewWipes.pdf
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/