Mustang Door and Windows Restoration

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DoorWindow 009I’ve just received the latest shipment of classic Mustang parts for my 67 Mustang coupe, now I can begin the door and window restoration project.

There are a lot of new parts like door panels, window cranks, door handles, window regulators, weather strip and rubber seals, see parts list.

 

Planning1 011The existing parts to be restored include the internal and mechanical parts of the doors and quarter window, then the stainless steel trim and window moldings will be polished.

The vent window and quarter window frames will go out to the chrome shop, they have been disassembled with the glass and trim removed.

I’ve had my door and window broken out into project groups so I can manage my parts purchasing and restoration requirements.

  • Vent Windows
  • Doors
  • Quarter Windows
  • Front and Rear Windshields

For organizing and ordering parts this is great but this is not how I want the restoration part of the task grouped; so I’ve decided to group things by the type of work to be performed.

  • Mechanical and internal (clean, blast, paint)
  • Glass (clean and inspect)
  • Stainless Steel Moldings (clean and polish)

Mechanical and Internal Parts Restoration

DoorWindow 011This task will deal with the internal and mechanical parts of the doors, quarter and vent windows. The work to be performed consists of cleaning, bead blasting and painting.

The major mechanical parts like the window regulators, door latches and strikers will be replaced with new reproduction or good used parts if they are broken or beyond simple restoration.

The window guides and tracks, brackets and bolts all get cleaned thoroughly, bead blasted and painted when required.

Door Latch Restoration

LatchAndStriker 001

Although I could purchase new door latches and strikers I am going to spend a little time restoring these, and then I’ll make that decision. If I decide to go new I will have a restored set that I can make available to somebody through craigslist.com or Ebay.com

 

LatchAndStriker 003My door latches and door strikers like so many other had been painted over; but they are in really good shape and worthy of restoration. To remove the paint I used some lacquer thinner to scrub it off, then I continued with the thinner and a tooth brush cleaning the remaining paint and old grease from the assemblies.

After an initial cleaning the door latch assemblies and the door strikers got a low pressure run through the bead blast cabinet, then received a a dusting of protective paint.

 


 

Glass Inspection and Restoration

DoorWindow 025Purchasing new Mustang glass can be expensive, and in my case if I buy new tinted glass I would have to reuse the existing stainless trim and window frames. If I had clear glass I could purchase new assemblies that come complete. I don’t want to put out the expense or labor to replace the glass so I’ll clean and inspect all of the glass to determine the usable condition of each piece.

 

DoorWindow 026Each piece of glass is cleaned with lacquer thinner and then washed thoroughly with soap and water. I then inspect the glass, stainless trim and frame to make sure its usable. Most of my glass had water spots so I used 3M Perfect-It rubbing compound and super fine steel wool to remove them; this is a lot of work so if you know an easier way then please leave a comment.

The front windshield and back window both need to be replaced so I’ll be ordering new or try to locate some nice used pieces.

Stainless Steel Restoration

DSCF0001 Polishing the stainless steel is the most labor intensive task among the three, takes the most time, requires a lot of patients and your full attention if using a high speed buffer. If you relax for just a moment the buffing wheel will take the piece you are working on and throw it across the room or wrap it around the wheel.

 

This process takes a lot of hard work and dedication but the results are well worth it, even on new parts.

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Vent windows, door window and quarter window trim all get polished to a high luster finish, then the roof rail, windshield and back window moldings get polished.

 

Door and vent window glass should be protected with duct tape along the trim as a precautionary measure.

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Vent Window Restoration

DSCF0003Vent window posts are typically in bad shape and I’ve seen a few cases where nothing is done to make them look more appealing. Take a few simple steps to get this piece to look 100% better than it does. Before you polish the frame, tape off the entire vent window leaving only the post exposed, run the vent window through the bead blaster to clean up the post. After polishing the frame, tape off the vent window again leaving the post exposed, sand the post and then apply a coat or two of chrome paint.


Preserving your hard work

If you took the time and had the patients to polish your stainless steel trim and molding the last thing you want is a scratch on these freshly polished parts.

I’ve saved up quite a bit of packing paper that was delivered with the new interior and door parts in anticipation of wrapping restored parts with it for protection from the elements and potential damage.

DoorWindow 022  DoorWindow 023

“I’ll be posting some of my findings on removing dents from stainless steel window molding in the “How To” section soon.”


Classic Mustang Parts List

Mustang Door Parts List
380552-K MUSTANG STANDARD DOOR PANEL CLIP KIT
T-87650 64-73 MUSTANG DOOR PANEL REMOVER
C7ZZ-65239423BK 67 MUSTANG STANDARD DOOR PANELS BLACK
C7ZZ-6524100-BK 67 MUSTANG ARM REST (BLACK)
C6OZ-6221818-B 67-68 MUSTANG RH DOOR HANDLE SHAFT ASSY
C7AZ-6222050-MK 67-69 MUSTANG IGN/DOOR/TRUNK LOCK SET
KIT-DH-4 65-7 MUSTANG DOOR & WINDOW HANDLE KIT
B7A-7022624-A 64-67 MUSTANG DOOR HANDLE/CRANK SPRING
C7ZZ-6522404-5P 67-8 MUSTANG DOOR HANDLES SHOW QUALITY
C3AZ-5422841-A 64-70 MUSTANG DOOR HINGE BUSHING
C5AZ-6221952-AR 67-73 MUSTANG OE LOCK ROD RETAINER
C5AZ-6221850-A 67 MUSTANG DOOR LOCK KNOBS
C5DZ-6221999-B 64-70 MUSTANG DOOR LOCK KNOB GROMMET
C2AZ-6223030-K 64-68 MUSTANG DOOR BUMPER SET
DT-1 64-9 MUSTANG DOOR TAG PLATE W/RIVETS
C7ZZ-6520588/9B 67-68 MUSTANG FRONT DOOR TO WINDOW SEAL
C7ZZ-6521458/9S 67-68 MUSTANG WINDOW CHANNEL STRIPS
C5ZZ-6521762 64-8 MUSTANG DOOR GLASS STOP BUMPR
C7ZZ-6523200-AR 67 MUSTANG RH WINDOW REGULATOR(REPRO)
C7ZZ-6523201-AR 67 MUSTANG LH WINDOW REGULATOR (REPRO)
C7AZ-17696-ER 1967 MUSTANG REMOTE MIRROR SHOW QUAL
C7ZZ-6520530/1A 67-68 MUSTANG DOOR WEATHERSTRIP
C5ZZ-6551222/3C 64-66 MUSTANG ROOF RAIL SEAL (COUPE)
Mustang Vent Window Parts List
C6OZ-6322280 67-8 MUSTANG VENT WINDOW/DR WEATH STRP
C6OZ-6522916/7A 1967 MUSTANG VENT WINDOW HANDLES PAIR
C7ZZ-6521448-AR 67-68 MUSTANG R.H. VENT WINDOW SEAL
C7ZZ-6521449-AR 67-68 MUSTANG L.H. VENT WINDOW SEAL
C7ZZ-6522332/3 67-8 MUSTANG VENT FRAME TO DOOR SEALS
C7ZZ-6521546/7A 67-8 MUSTANG WINDOW CHANNEL GLASS RUNS
Mustang Quarter Windows Parts List
C5ZZ-6530306-L 64-67 MUSTANG LH QTR WINDOW REGULATOR
C5ZZ-6530306-R 64-67 MUSTANG RH QTR WINDOW REGULATOR
C0AB-6423240-B 64-68 MUSTANG WINDOW ROLLER & CLIP
C5ZZ-6530146-B 64-68 MUSTANG RH QTR. WINDOW SEAL
C5ZZ-6530147-B 64-68 MUSTANG LH QTR. WINDOW SEAL
C7ZZ-6528182/3 67-68 MUSTANG QTR. WINDOW TO BODY SEAL
Mustang Windshield and Back Window Parts List
C7ZZ-6542404 67-8 MUSTANG COUPE REAR WINDOW MOLDING
C5ZZ-6503137-BR 64-68 MUSTANG LH WINDSHIELD MLDG EXC.CNV(REP0
C5ZZ-6503145-BR 64-68 MUSTANG LH UPPER WINDSHIELD MILDING (REPO)
C5ZZ-6503144-BR 64-68 MUSTANG RH UPPER WINDSHIELD MILDING (REPO)
C5ZZ-6503136-BR 64-68 MUSTANG RH WINDSHIELD MILDING EXC.CNV(REPO
C5ZZ-6503148-BR 64-68 MUSTANG LOWER WINDSHIELD MILDING (REPRO)
C7ZZ-65423A26-A 67-8 MUSTANG REAR WINDOW MOLDING RET. CLIP
C5ZZ-65423A26-B 66-68 MUSTANG MOLDING RETAINER CLIP
C6ZZ-6503100-T 65-68 MUSTANG WINDSHIELD TINTED
C5ZZ-6542006-T 64-68 MUSTANG COUPE BACK GLASS TINTED

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One thought on “Mustang Door and Windows Restoration

  1. how do I fit the side window on my 67 mustang fastback; do you have to take the quarter window out? Any help apprecaited
    tony
    tony — January 22, 2009 10:16 AM

    Hi Tony,
    There are two things that will be a problem when you try to install a new door glass into you Mustang; the vent window is one of them and the window channel strips (felts) being the other, both should be removed. You should also remove the window stop at the bottom of the door to make replacing the window channel strips easy.
    With all the removing done you should now be in a position to lower the new door glass assembly into the door, hook up the window regulator, install the vent window and then install the new window channel strips.
    JoeResto — January 23, 2009 8:02 AM

    thank you for your all the help very much appreciated
    there isn’t enough help building these beauties in the UK.
    i have a supercharged 67 “eleonor” with over 60 in it
    its worth it !
    tony — January 26, 2009 6:45 AM

    Do you know where I could find the chrome for the quarter window for 67 mustang coupe?
    Neil Graham — January 26, 2009 3:56 PM

    I am pretty sure that there are new reproduction quarter window assemblies available out there, cost $400 plus. You should be able to rechrome your existing ones for about $125 each.
    JoeResto — January 28, 2009 12:37 PM

    Hi, can you tell me how to get the vent window out of the frame to put a new seal in. Does the rod on the bottom of the glass frame wind out??
    Steve
    steve woodward — February 3, 2009 1:19 PM

    Steve,
    To remove the vent window from the frame you will need to remove the nut, spring and washers from the post (rod) at the bottom of the vent frame. Once the hardware is removed you should be able to push down on the vent window itself to disengage the pivot post and then pull out the glass.
    JoeResto — February 4, 2009 7:43 AM

    What is the best way to remove the glass from the Quarter Window frame so that it can be rechromed?
    Thanks for all the help !!
    Bruce
    Bruce — February 4, 2009 5:34 PM

    Can you tell me where did you find the roof rail channels. I need to find both sides.
    Can you help.
    jim — February 15, 2009 3:02 AM

    I ‘m restoring a 68 mustang and the right vent frame (stainless) is missing the top pin / stud pivot. I don’t wont to buy a new frame because they are chrome plated and I’m way over my budget! . Do you have any idea’s, maybe you know where I can get a used one. Help
    Thanks … excellent web page..
    Dennis
    Dennis Piech — March 3, 2009 6:55 AM

    How do I adjust my pass. window in my 73 mustang? It needs to go forward towards engine about 1/4 of an inch. Currently hitting small side glass chrome. Any help is much appreciated.
    Thanks, Jason
    Jason Dunne — April 23, 2009 7:20 PM

    Hi Jason,
    I am not sure how it’s done on a 73 Mustang..
    You may have to adjust both the door and the quarter window to get them to stop touching. Both windows should have adjustments at the door frame behind the panels, pull those panels and check for loose nuts and bolts that could have lead to the problem.
    Take your time making any adjustments and do them a little at a time, the last thing you want is to make the condition worse.
    JoeResto — April 27, 2009 10:07 AM

    Where can I get the window channel (rubber) for the quarter window glass that sits in the frame?
    Thanks,
    ‘Gerri
    Gerri — May 5, 2009 8:38 PM

    Gerri,
    I don’t know? I have always salvaged my used ones and I don’t think they are available for sale outside of buying a new quarter window assembly.
    JoeResto — May 11, 2009 9:08 AM

    I’m looking to upgrade my 1969 mustang fully complete doors with 1970 fully complete doors. Would greatly appreciate the help in this restoration project. Thanks. Sincerely: Bobby Fernandez!
    Bobby Fernandez — May 26, 2009 7:24 AM

    Hi there!
    Could you help me, step by step how I have to adjust my Door and quarter glass properly,
    because I have tried to adjust the glass but the problem is that the glass won’t hit the outer beltline!
    there’s a space of a quarter of an inch between them, any way how I adjust the glass.
    I have power windows in a 70 Cougar conv by the way.
    hope you can help me out!
    Thanks,
    Dick , Netherlands
    Dick — June 11, 2009 4:09 PM

    Is there any trick to sliding in the new vent window seal into the frame? Should I use some soapy water or is there something else that would help it slip in a little easier or should I just force the seal on in?
    Thanks!
    Chris — August 3, 2009 2:37 PM

    You could use soapy water to install the vent window seals although they should slide into place with out too much effort.
    JoeResto — August 3, 2009 2:53 PM

    What’s the deal in getting the side windows out so I can have the car sand blasted? I took the bolts out and the window wouldn’t come out. Is there something that I’m missing?
    Thanks – Kermit
    Kermit — September 5, 2009 9:02 AM

    Kermit,
    Getting the side windows out can be performed in two ways. If the frame is free and appears to be ready to be removed you should be able to remove the window channel strips (felt) to give the assembly just enough room to be rmoved.
    Some people even remove the door glass guide channel from the door glass by drilling out the screw heads, this mothode works but I prefer not to do it this way.
    If you need more help lease use the Contact Us link and I’ll do my best to help.
    JoeResto — September 8, 2009 5:19 PM

    how are the windows adjusted on a 67 coupe?
    I have installed power windows on all 4 doors and they don’t go all the way up. could you point me in the right direction?
    curtis cochran — October 25, 2009 7:03 PM

    im rebuilding my doors in 68 mustang in what order should i replace everything to make job easier? i.e.
    1- vent windows
    2-door windows
    3-regulators
    4-weatherstripping etc
    i just want to drop everything in one time and be done with it.
    lamont — October 31, 2009 8:44 AM

    Lamont,
    Start with the door glass, leave the lower rubber window stop out until you have everything adjusted, put it in last. 1. Install door window guides and tracks, then door window1a. install window regulator (loose install, but connected) 2. Install vent window assembly (completely assembled, loose install) 3. Install roof rail weather strip (need this for proper adjustments) 4. Adjust door window and vent window, align, all the way up and all the way down. 5. Window channel strips 6. Lower stop bumperJoeResto — October 31, 2009 9:36 AM

    I was just wondering if you removed the rollers and the window roller channel from the quarter window frames before sending them out to be rechromed. Mine are in need of rechroming but I wasn’t sure how much more to remove. I would need to drill out some rivets to removed the rollers.
    Bill — January 2, 2010 2:45 PM

    You should be able to get the rechrome done with the plastic rollers in place. I would not recommend removing them.
    JoeResto — January 3, 2010 10:17 AM

    Where did you send your parts out for rechroming? How about the zinc plated parts?
    Bill — January 4, 2010 9:39 PM

    Bill,
    I have not made it the the rechroming stage just yet but have talked to a local shop; they laugh and say that I can buy reproduction parts for the same cost or less than rechroming, they are correct on that. As far as metal plating goes you can probably find a local shop that will do it all from nuts and bolt to brackets.
    JoeResto — January 6, 2010 9:26 AM

    I have my door latches out and partially cleaned. I am considering having them plated. 2 questions:
    - where can I find replacements for the small rubber bumpers that are inside the door latches?
    - what type of, and how thick should I plate the latches? I know next to nothing about plating, and am going to bring them to a local plating shop. I’m not sure what I should ask for when I drop them off.
    Thanks for your help!
    Eric — January 10, 2010 2:58 PM

    Eric,
    You should consider purchasing new door latches for your Mustang. I think replating them may be more work than anticipated since you’ve got to remove some of the parts prior to plating and some of those parts are not available separately from the new latches. Check AAPD.net, serach for door latch to see what’s available to order.
    JoeResto — January 11, 2010 6:43 AM

    This is an excellent site, very informative. I have a question. I have a 1965 Mustang coupe, The drivers window & passenger window are very difficult to lower & raise. I have already removed the hardware & the door panel. I’m a little cautious proceeding further without good instructions. can you help, Thanks, John
    John Ahokas — February 8, 2010 6:10 PM

    John,
    You should take a look at this article and video “How To Replace a Classic Mustang Window Regulator” averagejoerestoration.com/…/how-to-replace- ..
    Your 65 Mustang has a scissor assemble attached to the window regulator, its held on there with a clip; detach the two to make remove of the two assemblies easier.
    Most likley you need to replace the window regulators and the window rollers.
    JoeResto — February 9, 2010 9:28 AM

    How do I remove the rear window in a 65 Mustang Pony without ruining the chrome?
    Tex — February 13, 2010 12:58 PM

    Tex,
    If you are removing the back window you will need a window molding remover tool, see the article under chapter 2. Mustang Disassembly : Glass Removal
    averagejoerestoration.com/…/glass-removal
    JoeResto — February 15, 2010 9:22 AM

    Where can I get new roof rails for 65 F B ,not drip rails, the one above door windows holding weather strip. I ‘ve tried many places and not available, WHY WHY WHY. they’re need on most all restorations. Help!!!
    Carl Morgan — March 27, 2010 10:40 AM

    Hi I am trying to find a step by step guide on how i adjust my door glass and back quarter glass.
    Pete Cruji — May 18, 2010 9:23 PM

    how do i remover the door handle of a 1968 fastback?
    need feedback on how to remove the inner door
    i appreciate it very much it is very important thank you hoe to hear back soon
    val — March 8, 2011 8:48 PM

    Val,
    You can remove the door handle without removing all of the parts within the door: remove the door panel and then roll the window up to a position that allows you to reach in a feel the mounting stud/nut at the forward part of the door handle as well as the rods and rod clips at the button end of the handle; undo the clip using a small screw driver to provide some leverage, “I place the screw driver tip between the clip and rod and give it a little twist” then use a wrench or socket to remove the nut/stud. the only thing left should be to remove the screw that is visible on the back edge of the door near the top.
    JoeResto — March 9, 2011 2:16 PM

    The drivers side window on my 66 coupe moves forward and backwards about 3/8ths of an inch, how do you adjust this kind of movement. great site and thanks for the help.
    jerry — March 24, 2011 12:41 PM

    Jerry, sounds like you may have a worn out window regulator or your window rollers are really worn out. Your window regulator for the 1966 Mustang has clip on rollers that are really easy to replace; I would check there first.
    JoeResto — March 24, 2011 1:49 PM

    how do i get the door seals off my 69 coupe so the door jams can be painted with out breaking it?
    mitch cook — April 5, 2011 10:48 PM

    thanks i figured it out
    mitch — April 6, 2011 11:51 PM

    I recently acquired a 1967 Mustang Coupe which ,fot the most part, is in very good shape. Two problems I need advice on: 1) the drivers door sags; do I need a new hinge or is there some way to fix it? 2) The door latch on the passenger side will stay latched only when locked; how can I access the latch to repair or replace it?
    Thank you,
    Lon Pettitt
    Lon Pettitt — April 11, 2011 4:29 PM

    Lon,
    your sagging driver door is typically caused by worn out door hinge bushings and can usually be repaired by replacing just the brass bushing or doing a bushing and pin kit, if you can shake the door up and down you’ve got worn bushings and possibly pins too; an alternative fix is to replace the door hinge with a new one.
    For your latch; you will need to most likely remove it from the door to get a good look at the problem. Pull the door panel, then reach in an disconnect the latch rods coming from the lock and the inside door handle (disconnect them at the latch). Then remove the three screws on the door where the latch is and it should pop out. The door latch is also available new if you need a new one.
    JoeResto — April 12, 2011 2:18 PM

    Any idea where I can get the two window roller and rivets that go on the door glass frame in the lower corner?
    Nathan — May 1, 2011 5:03 PM

    I can’t seem to push or squeeze my rubber window “bumper” into the slot at base of door frame. Is there a trick to this?
    Chris Kennelley — June 4, 2011 9:27 PM

    My left side door glass channel has rusted and flared out, making the window stop short of fully up. I can’t seem to find anywhere that sells replacement door glass channel or even door glass for 65 fastbacks. Do you have any ideas?
    tim — June 23, 2011 10:13 PM

    Tim,
    You will have to pick up a nice used door glass assembly as I don’t believe that this part is being reproduced. I have a good contact for used parts I’ll see if he has anything available.
    JoeResto — June 27, 2011 12:42 PM

    Chris,
    That lower door window stopper is a pain to install; try greasing the bracket that the bumper passes through, that should help.
    JoeResto — June 27, 2011 12:45 PM

    I have a 65 coupe and had started restoration on it. 2 years later I now see that the vent windows need replacement of the rubber seals. Can it be done without removing the windows?
    Catherine DelValle — July 15, 2011 7:56 PM

    I am facing a LH quarter window repair dealing with the removal/replacement of the rollers on the glue-on window frame. Frame and window are not separated, but rollers are damaged. Where do I find roller parts for the repair on my 69 Mustang? Thanks, Dan
    Dan Thomas — July 22, 2011 7:39 AM

    Catherine,
    You will need to remove the vent windows from the doors to replace the rubber seals as they need to be disassembled to perform the installation.
    JoeResto — July 22, 2011 9:58 AM

    Dan,
    I am not very familiar with the 69 quarter window but the rollers are most likely attached to the frame, so if they are broken or damaged you will most likely have to replace the quarter window frame.
    JoeResto — July 22, 2011 10:01 AM

    I have a 2001 mustang 2 door. It has a small triangular glass window right behind the passenger door that was broken and needs to be replaced. I’m not sure how to replace this piece of glass. Any advice or web site i can look at? Thanks for your time, donnie.
    Don Rivera — August 7, 2011 2:33 PM

    I have new door glass I’m installing on my 1967 fastback. Where can I get the rubber seals that attach the glass into the lower window frame and SS upper/back trim? Is it just butyl tape? I got what I thought was the right stuff from JC Witney, but it has felt inside it and doesn’t look like it will do the trick. I went to a local auto glass shop and they were no help saying they don’t work on cars that old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Orlando — August 28, 2011 2:15 PM

    looking for how to install 1970 mustang moldings front and back window and were do i buy new clips
    sim regnier — September 3, 2011 12:41 PM

    Does the lower vent weather strip attach to the vent assembly, how? Is it sandwiched between the door and vent.
    Tim — October 15, 2011 1:16 PM

    painting car with all windows and door hardware out of car. is there any instructions on how to put them back in after painting?
    Mike — October 26, 2011 10:15 AM

    Hello today I installed a Scott Drake passenger side mirror on my 67 mustang. The mirror mounted perfectly. The problem is that to allow viewing from the mirror the head needs to be tilted towards the inside of the car. This is not excessive and the drivers side mirror is mounted/tilted the same. The problem is that when the mirror head is tilted to the correct angle the head assembly wont stay in place and it drops down loosely when the glass is adjusted no matter how tight the screw on the back is tightened. Any tips? Cheers Peter
    Peter Cavallo — October 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    Okay I figured this out. I will man up and admit stupidity The square mirror head has limited movement against the barrel shaped top bit on the back of the mirror which was giving me fits BUT the barrel shaped bit at the top MOVES in relation to the support post!!! DOH! I guess sleeping on it helped. If it gives me any excuse I do have man-flu. Peter
    Peter Cavallo — October 30, 2011 2:31 AM

    I need some help installing a new vent window bracket. The stub on the passenger side window was missing, so I ordered a new handle and bracket.
    Thank you!!!
    Steven
    Steven Elliott — December 16, 2011 6:25 AM

    I REMOVED THE DOOR WINDOWS, LOCKS, REGULATORS, ECT. SO I CAN WELD SOME DAMAGED AREAS AND REPAINT. I PURCHASED ALL THE NEW SEALS BUT CAN NOT FIND ANY STEP BY STEP INFORMATION ON HOW TO REPLACE ALL THE SEALS – AND HOW TO INSTALL THE WINDOWS. I DO NOT WANT TO SCRATCH THE NEW PAINT AND NEED THIS INFO IF IT IS AVAILABLE. CAN YOU HELP
    RICH
    RICH — February 22, 2012 2:28 PM

    first off, i got my 67 stang in 1999, all original 40000k miles, all original, it only needed a rear qrtr panel, got it taken away and it has sat outside in one spot since then, bought it back recently cause i couldn’t watch her rot into nothing. body is mostly solid as hell still, no major rust EXCEPT the vinyl trapped in water and when i ripped it off tonight, pure rust, many holes, sad face… and the passenger floor bored needs patched. i have her stripped to the bare metal, and even though it could be worse im overwhelmed after seeing the roof. i can deal with everything else i believe, she soaking in pb blaster waiting to fire her up tomorrow, motor had been rebuilt and cleaned inside out days before parking and it shows cause everything is quite easily repairable under there, and the interior is 50/50, seat awesome, carpet gone, dash wilted, all glass is good, just a lot of weathered issues to find and deal with. but this roof thing, id like to just chop off the top,( the rust stops at the top, doesn’t move down the sides anywhere), and make her a hardtop and don’t to the vinyl again. im told it would be harder to do that rather than doing another vinyl top. im just trying to find out what to do and the best way to do it. any thoughts on switching to a hardtop???? also this is my first restore, no junkyard divin for me, doing her all right from frame to paint and in between, any tips, advice to help me proceed from my stripped down, rotted, roof, great motor mess im in id greatly appreciate. been waiting 12 years, got her here, and wow i need help keeping this straight and doing everything in order. appreciate your time, jeanne
    jeanne clinton — February 25, 2012 3:46 AM

    Hi Jeanne,
    To bad on the roof. There are a couple of options you can go with for the roof panel:
    You can find a Mustang that somebody is parting out and cut the top off of it, quite a bit of work but probably no more than repairing all the rust holes in the existing top.
    You can repair all the holes in the existing top and then recover it with vinyl. Could be more work than a straight swap on a replacement.
    JoeResto — February 25, 2012 10:02 AM

    Hello,
    great site by the way. I purchased a 67 mustang coupe a few years back to have a project with my then 14 year old. We are having trouble figuring out how to remove and install front and rear bumpers. The existing ones are not on straight. Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks!
    Ed and Daniel
    Ed Moskovitz — April 20, 2012 7:12 AM

    Check out this article from Mustang Monthly on adjusting your bumpers. How To Replace And Adjust Bumpers
    http://www.mustangmonthly.com/…/viewall.html
    JoeResto — April 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    I have an early 69 Mach1 without the bolt on type door windows. So what type of glue/adhesive should I use to bond the door glass to the channels (window sashes). Please I need help with this one. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    Phil — July 27, 2012 10:53 PM

    I have a 1969 mustang convertible. The door windows have a glue in system. Would you give a step by step procedure on how to install them. Please include the exact placement of the brackets to be glued onto the window.
    Thank you!
    Ted Bussen — October 4, 2012 5:19 PM

    Looking for door panels gray in color for a 92 5.0 conv mustang power window/doors
    Fred — March 1, 2013 9:56 AM

    I seen the question posted on your site but no answer, the question is there an adjustment on a 67 mustang conv. to make the windows go all the way up they are down from the vent window and quarter window thank you
    paul — June 22, 2013 6:38 PM

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