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For a long time I thought installing door window felt or window seal was an impossible task. Either you couldn’t get the pieces because they aren’t reproduced or it was done in such a way that make it possible for the Average Guy to make it happen.
It’s been a while since I had to consider replacement – my 1970 Mustang restoration didn’t require new felt, so is wasn’t a concern. But the 1973 SportsRoof needed it badly, as you can see in the video for exterior walk around (click HERE to review). Before I began the search I was concerned that I wouldn’t find them – 1973 was a unique year in a lot of ways (fenders – grille) and with the differences between the 1971-1972 and 1973 it wouldn’t be hard to image these just weren’t profitable to reproduce.
Thankfully I was wrong. I found these on one of the Mustang part sites and they are produced by “Repops” (which I may called something different in one of the videos you’ll see in these posts). The were very good quality, but needed some modifications.
Let’s take a look at them.
Just a side note: The audio on this set of videos it not great. I forgot that I had my fan on and at times that over powers the audio – especially when I move in side. My apologizes ahead of time!!!
BONUS VIDEO SECTION: In the last section of the video above I covered a little tip for keeping the interior of the door dry. As I look back, I realize that my 1970 Mustang DID have two holes in the bottom of the door originally. However, they were a bit smaller than those in bottom of the ’73 and prone to getting plugged very easily – which is why I added a few more.
To install the inside felt (the outside is rubber – which make sense) I had to remove the top door panel inside, which was just two screws. Then I need to take a look at how to remove the felt from that piece.
Next two videos show the removal of the felt from the top interior section of the door panel.
After cutting the fold ends of the staples the felt just popped off with a screw driver.
Part II of the window felt install is coming up.
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