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Rustproofing plug
#1
OK go easy with me on this request guys. I am trying to find some plugs to duplicate the ones that were in the car from the 70's era rustproofing. I have found some in the UK, but I am not finding much on the interweb for here in the US. With the wealth of knowledge we have here I was hoping someone may have some knowledge of a possible source. Here is a photo for example. The plugs need to fit in a 1/2 inch hole and I need 6 of them.

   

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BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#2
Would these or a variation thereof work?

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/det...1721295363

or maybe these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weld-Racing-Red-...3f&vxp=mtr

or these

http://www.mocap.com/plug-cap-tapered.html

or these

http://www.stockcap.com/tapered-plugs.html

Maybe this will help?

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#3
Possibly. I will look into them some more. Thanx

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#4
added some other sources to the original post look again Smile

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#5
Darn, I need a better interweb search engine. I spent about 45 minutes looking last night. I tried rustproofing plugs, recessed autobody plugs, Plastic autobody plugs. I even entered that on Amazon and eBay. I called the local Fastenal store and he should have some in on Monday. Thank you for the quick and better informed help.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#6
Different style, but how about something like these:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_139453-37672-881...s_dollar|1
Dorman has a variety of what they call plug buttons, most are available at auto parts stores:
http://www.dormanproducts.com/gsearch.as...ug+buttons



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#7
I used 1/2 tapered plastic plug and did an image search on google.

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#8
Don,

Thank you, that is a bit different than what I am looking for. The originals to the early rustproofing had a hollow center into the body. I know I am being waaay to picky here, just trying to keep as close to the original as I can. Well at least as close to original as the first owner had it who did the rustproofing after purchasing the car. I have looked at NAPA and Autozone and they all have the flat top plugs that cover the hole.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#9
I had my 73 convert rustproofed by Ziebart back in 74. They put black plugs in my car since it was more than a year old and did not qualify for the guarantee. I believe the plugs you have may be the Ziebart plugs used if it was rustproofed by them within the first year. Ziebart is still in business, just google it and see if they have a location near you and they may have the plugs.

When they did the rustproofing they put the Ziebart sticker on my quarter window.

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Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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#10
Not sure if it was Ziebart or another rustproofer. No stickers on the car to indicate who did it since I acquired the car in 84. It could have even been done by the dealership. The plugs I took out had no markings on them to indicate the shop who did it. The plugs were just a generic white plug much like the the red one's in the picture above. South of the mason dixon line here in TN nobody knows what rustproofing is much less a shop in the area. Ole Pony funny you should mention, when I was doing an internet search for vintage rustproofing plugs the image search returned a bunch of your car in paint and body work. I knew it was your car when I saw it.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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