Video: Fox Body Mustang Convertible Run Channel Seal Install
Published on 2014-07-28
This Rear of Door Run Channel Seal is often worn out or is completely gone. The location is at upper rear part of the door on Mustang convertibles 81-88, and Mustang t-top 87-88
The rear of door run channel is really simple to install, it does require you to remove the door panel if you need help on this here is the link- http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/products/Fox-Body-Mustang-Door-Panel-Removal-Video. It also involves you removing your door belt weather strip if you need help with this click on the link-http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/products/Mustang-Roof-Rail-Molding-Install-Video . Once you have completed the removal of door panel, and outer door belt you will be able to replace your unsightly or none existing rear of door run channel seals.
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These little guys are almost always completely nonexistent on Fox convertibles. Their purpose in life is to service the rear run channel weatherstrip as well as the rear door seal to completely cover up that unsightly opening at the back of the door where the window comes through. Luckily, we have these brand-new 5.0 Resto replacements that are made actually a little bit better than the original, so they're not going to fail in the same ways.
Installation actually does require a few things to be removed. I want to touch on the highlights of what it takes to install them on your car. The outer belt molding and the door panel need to be removed. Check out our videos for in-depth info on how to do both. Drive out the existing rivet main drills and drill out the old attaching rivets.
Slide the old run channel out of place and slide the new run channel back into place and attach it using new 1/8-inch rivets. Yes the rivet gun is overkill, but I couldn't find the small one around the shop.
Short of having to remove the door panel, this rear run channel seal is probably the easiest weatherstrip I've ever installed on a convertible. Couple of rivets and you're done, plus very nice aesthetic upgrade to the look of the car. Pick up this weatherstrip, along with all your other convertible weathership, at latemodelrestoration.com. [THEME MUSIC]