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Rookie Mistake Advice Needed
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I removed everything from the rear of my interior including rear quarter windows since I replaced my drip rails, all weather stripping, fuzzies. I removed rear quarter panels, seats...everything, wire brushed everything down, put on a coat of permatex rust treatment then Dynamat over the entire back area. I got everything finally put together including the replacement drip rails and weather stripping and then discovered I had the dreaded "spare parts left over".

I removed two metal plates at the top of the rear quarter panels to remove the quarter windows and forgot to put them back on. At this point to put them back on I have to remove the quarter panels and a few other pieces which I painstakinly spent hours getting perfect when I put everyting back, including covering all the screw heads with caps.

Does anyone know what the purpose of these pieces are and do I really need to have them on, my quarter windows are fixed and don't roll down. Everything looks great, no rattles but they were there for a purpose, just not sure if it's worth all the effort to put them back on.


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Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#2
I think this is it. I think you've answered your own question. Chuck


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#3
OK - I'll bite.
Chuck,
If they aren't necessary why were they there?
Looks like the windows might start rattling (soon) without them.
Or does it simply hold the inside felt/trim in place?
Curiosity is killing me.

Thanks! Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#4
IF I remember, it is there to hold the top of the trim panel against the quarter window. My OCD would compel me to install them. However, it is a lot of work just to know they are in place and not have any pieces left over. So Jim, which way are you going to go? Chuck
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#5
c9zx;59164 Wrote:... So Jim, which way are you going to go? Chuck


Well Chuck, tomorrow I'm going to grab me a beer go to the garage, and stare at the quarter panels thinking about it while I drink my beer then walk away, come back later drink another beer staring at the panels thinking about it some more... and then I'll probably take the panels off and put the damn things on.

Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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Jim and Jutta;59166 Wrote:
c9zx;59164 Wrote:... So Jim, which way are you going to go? Chuck


Well Chuck, tomorrow I'm going to grab me a beer go to the garage, and stare at the quarter panels thinking about it while I drink my beer then walk away, come back later drink another beer staring at the panels thinking about it some more... and then I'll probably take the panels off and put the damn things on.

Jim

Lol, I know that story. Well kinda... I'm 17, so does a coffee still count?
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#7
I wouldn't categorize it as a rookie mistake. I've been messing around cars for more than half a century and still can't believe some of the "rookie mistakes" I make on occasion. Like a guy told me a long-long time ago, the only way you can avoid making mistakes is to do nothing...



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#8
Jim, I like the approach you are taking, especially the part that involves multiple beers. I've done much worse that this. It involved having to remove the grille, bumper, valence, and both front fenders. THE FRONT SPLASH SHIELD MUST GO ON BEFORE THE FENDERS!!!!! Chuck
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#9
Ah yes, been there, done that, and have a stash of "spare" parts to prove it! Big Grin
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#10
Spare parts or "souveniers" ??

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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