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Looking for window crank knobs
#11
Interesting thread - was wondering about the different knob and handle styles in the past. Thank you for clearing that out!

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#12
Very good info!  I never thought about the different ones.  And then to know that the deluxe interior cars received different ones. WOW.  My 72 convertible built July 29, 1972, has the deluxe interior (duh - all verts in 72 and I believe 73 did) Anyway I know my window cranks are original but the knobs are very darkly yellowed.  

It seems like I remembered they were clear but not exactly like some I have seen being reproduced.

 Chin

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Ray

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#13
Ray, due to constant changes by Ford and others brought on by our ever watchful Government, there is plenty of room for confusion. There were not different window crank  handles for standard and deluxe interiors. Any 72 or 73 Mustang that left the assembly line with a clear knob on the window crank handle were not replaceable. Ford NEVER released a service part for the clear knob. What you see on the market now is a aftermarket concoction for the 71 and prior handle which was sourced from the 69 Econoline.    
Starting with early 72 production (10/1/71 and forward), Ford switched to a window handle with a non-replaceable clear knob. This handle (D2OZ-6523342-A) was sourced from the 72 Gran Torino and had a clear non replaceable knob and used a decal to cover the screw hole.    
During the 73 model year (approx 4/73) the handle was replaced again with the full size Ford handle (D3AZ-6523342-A) that had a clear non replaceable knob and an open screw hole and no longer used a decal.
The 71-73 Cougar window crank handles were changed on the same dates as the Mustang but for some reason used a shorter handle sourced from the full size Ford convertible. May of had something to do with the shape of the Cougar door and trim panels. My cousin which owned the only 71-73 model year Cougar in the in the family recently sold his 73 XR-7, so nothing to look at.
See Ray....Just as clear as muddy water!

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Steve

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#14
Now that I know what to look for, the correct front window cranks aren't that hard to find. The rear cranks seem to be a different story though. They're about 3/4 the length of the front.

I think I saw them on one of the many sites I checked out for the front cranks but I can't find them again!

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#15
mjseakan, the qtr window handles are a little harder to find.
Although the short handle was used on some other Ford car lines, guess the demand isn't enough for the reproduction people. Unless you know of some salvage yards close to you that still has some 70's cars I would be wasting your time listing the other vehicles this handle fit. The part number you need to search for is D2AZ-7630322-A which is a handle sourced from the full size Ford Vert for the qtr windows. The link I'm going to post shows some locations that MAY have that part. According to the site their inventory was updated today (12/27/18). Don't know what kind of $$ they are thinking, but it wouldn't hurt to contact them and see how proud they are of their parts!! https://www.rearcounter.com/D2AZ-7630322...61695.html        Smile

Steve

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#16
Secluff, thanks for the info. Even if I can't find the cranks there it looks like a great site to know any way.

Thanks again,
Mike

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#17
Unfortunately, I sold a set of 73 rear handles a few months back. I have seen others use the front (long) handles on the rear, but they are tight up against the rear quarter in the 9 O'clock position. Most folks can't tell the difference. You could test it and if it will work on yours. The rears also use a chrome plastic washer-like disc between the handle and the panel.
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(12-28-2018, 12:16 PM)rackerm Wrote: Unfortunately, I sold a set of 73 rear handles a few months back. I have seen others use the front (long) handles on the rear, but they are tight up against the rear quarter in the 9 O'clock position. Most folks can't tell the difference. You could test it and if it will work on yours. The rears also use a chrome plastic washer-like disc between the handle and the panel.
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I thought about using front cranks on the rear. My original rear cranks are good enough to use until I run across replacements.

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