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1971 1972 1973 Mustang fastback wind down quarter window conversion (tutorial)
#31
Does anyone know if the convertible window parts will work for this or does it have to be the coupe parts? Thanks.
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(09-24-2019, 07:35 PM)Mwcopper Wrote: Does anyone know if the convertible window parts will work for this or does it have to be the coupe parts? Thanks.

Coupe and convertible parts are the same, except for the glass itself.


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#33
One thing I would caution you on is using a screw driver to pry on any glass is risky for sure. I would never put anything metal on a side window, windshield or rear glass. A tiny little chip and boom they are gone. I use the plastic trim removal tools of a wooden dowel ground to a wedge when I need something to pry with.
I swear by the Lucas Red N Tacky grease for windows, and anything that they used the old white grease on.
Great post will help lots make the decision to make them roll down.


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#34
I sure would like to convert my windows to roll down. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Ford was to cheap to do this on the 05 bodies. Probably would have cost 10 bucks a car at the most, maybe less? Anything to save a buck I guess.

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(09-25-2019, 07:11 PM)jpaz Wrote: I sure would like to convert my windows to roll down. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Ford was to cheap to do this on the 05 bodies. Probably would have cost 10 bucks a car at the most, maybe less? Anything to save a buck I guess.

I have all the parts you need to make that conversion happen
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#36
I’m very interested and would like a price on the stuff it takes to do it. Maybe shoot me a pm when you have time? Thanks Don!

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#37
Now you see it
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Now you don’t!
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I did this today, well over the last few days actually, but this side is in. I had to clean up the stuff I got to do the conversion. I followed Flatback72’s instructions, except for installing the window back in the car. He said he tried for an hour to install the window with the roller plate on but couldn’t see any way to do it. Well I couldn’t do it with the plate off, I tried for at least a couple hours, but no way. So, I attached the plate with the rollers on to the window, unbolted the top two nuts that hold the guide plate, pulled that in a bit and got all the rollers in their tracks. Tightened everything after I rolled the window up, made a few more adjustments and got it really close to my liking. Window rolls up and down pretty smooth, but I still need to make a few more tweaks.
Anyway, thanks again Flatback72 for the pictorial of this! After I first saw how relatively easy you made this look, I have wanted to do it. Got the parts and it wasn’t to bad at all, even for me with a bum left arm. If I can do this then anyone can.

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#38
Looks good!
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(02-07-2020, 01:05 PM)mjlan Wrote: Looks good!

Thanks Milan, I really like it. I did the other side today. Test fitted the panel and all is good. Took a bit of time to get things lined up, but I got it rolling up and down pretty smooth. Very happy with the results and I can’t wait to see it outside! Time to call Don and order some new widow cranks. Big Grin [Image: 8-BF5-A7-D1-3036-4972-94-BC-ED66-E0324385.jpg]

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#40
Thanks for posting the pics of your conversion jpaz, it's great to see some pictorial feedback that my tutorial has been useful !
I think this is one of the coolest mods that can be done to a 7173 fastback; it really is unfathomable to understand why Ford decided to delete the fastback hand crank option. Perhaps they thought that it was an incentive to get people to pony up with some more cash to buy the electric four window option instead?

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