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My 71 convertible is finally being delivered in the morning. I have ordered a new top for it (the original material and glass back window). What should I check that might also need to be replaced as part of installing the new top? I've never had a convertible before so I'm not sure if the weather stripping is the same or different. Just looking for advice about anything else I might should order before I take the car to have the new top put on. Don't want to get delayed having to order new parts after they get half way through.
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There is a weatherstrip kit you may want to buy.

Check out this thread and see if it helps or do an advanced search here for "convertible top" in titles only.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-weath...rtible+top



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You might want to replace the webbing at each rear corner. Also, the well liner.
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TxBoss23;172369 Wrote:My 71 convertible is finally being delivered in the morning. I have ordered a new top for it (the original material and glass back window). What should I check that might also need to be replaced as part of installing the new top? I've never had a convertible before so I'm not sure if the weather stripping is the same or different. Just looking for advice about anything else I might should order before I take the car to have the new top put on. Don't want to get delayed having to order new parts after they get half way through.

Good choice bring the car to a shop to out the top on.

This is one area where it's real tough for a DIY'er.

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The pads should be replaced with the top. I usually replace the header tack strip and the rear bow tack strip also.
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