1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Window Felt Install Part III

Let’s wrap up the window felt install on the 1973 Mustang (#ProjectSportsRoof).

Let me show you a bit of what we started with.

Top Inside Door Panel Removed

Top Inside Door Panel Removed


The white panel I’m working with in the videos is from this part of the door.

Here’s the next couple of steps.


So the stable were to large in diameter to fit through the existing holes and if you ever tried enlarging a hole this size, even slightly, you’ll break more than a couple of drill bits.  So with the holes misaligned for the felt strip and the wrong size I opted to just drill the felt and the door panel.

Worth mentioning is that the upper door panel and original felt strip has more hole, requiring more stables than the number of stables included with the kit.  Not using as many stable would allow the strip to sag  and not give a good seal, so I made the extra stables out of finishing nails by cutting off them to size a bending them in to a ‘squared’ U shape.

Next up is the a look at the outside felt strip – that really isn’t felt – just rubber and how replacing helps with quarter mile times!!

Thanks for reading.



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1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Window Felt Install Part I

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1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Window Felt Install …

Continuing on with the felt install for the 1973 Mustang (#ProjectSportsRoof), I’ve already removed the old felt and we are about to replace it with the new piece from.
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4 Responses to 1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Window Felt Install Part III

  1. Tim Sweet says:

    1973 Mustang – Project SportsRoof – Window Felt Install Part II
    from TorinoCobra070 via /r/Mustang/ sent 2 hours ago
    Sorry if this was answered in the video but I am watching without sound and am just curious, are you using your original metal door caps?

    • Tim Sweet says:

      I didn’t mention it in the video, but can tell by how they sound as I bang them around….Yes these are the metal door caps. I’m not sure they are original to this car – they certainly aren’t the color that would have been the interior it was ordered with. Thanks for the note.

  2. Steve says:

    Wondering why you are doing the install now instead of setting it up to be installed. I imagine that you’ll be painting too at some point.

    • Tim Sweet says:

      The paint will come eventually, but the car needs to be sealed up to keep any more floor boards from rusting. Since garage space is limited it sits out side alot. I can’t compete with the shows on T.V. so I won’t be sending the shell of to be painted. Back in the day we masked everything off…that still works today.

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