Most Comprehensive Convertible Weatherstrip Kit on the Market
Includes Everything You Need!
Save $$ When You Buy as a Kit
What's in the Box
(2) Door to Body Weatherstrips
(1) Hatch/Trunk Weatherstrip
(1) Convertible Top Header Weatherstrip
(1) RH Convertible Top Side Extension Weatherstrip
(1) LH Convertible Top Side Extension Weatherstrip
(1) RH Pillar Post Weatherstrip
(1) LH Pillar Post Weatherstrip
(1) RH Quarter Window Vertical Weatherstrip
(1) LH Quarter Window Vertical Weatherstrip
(1) RH Outer Quarter Belt Weatherstrip
(1) LH Outer Quarter Belt Weatherstrip
(1) RH Door Belt Cap Seal
(1) LH Door Belt Cap Seal
(1) RH Inner Quarter Window Belt Weatherstrip
(1) LH Inner Quarter Window Belt Weatherstrip
(2) Door To Body Weatherstrip Seal Cap
(1) Weatherstrip Retainer Channel Seal
The most complete weatherstrip kit you will find anywhere for your 1988-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible! Kit includes our top selling 5pc kit (header seal, rear extension seals, and pillar post seals) but adds the quarter window vertical seals, inner and outer quarter window seals, a pair of front of door seals, door seal caps, channel to frame seal, a pair of door to body seals and a trunk seal. This kit restores faded, worn, and torn weatherstripping to seal out dirt, water, and wind noise. Buy everything you need in one kit and save!
*Will only fit Mustangs built in or after October of 1987.
Video: Fox Body Mustang 5 Piece Convertible Weatherstrip Install
Published on 2014-07-28
Restore your Fox Body Mustang Convertible Top with our 5 piece weatherstrip kit. This kit seals out rain and road noise. Can be done at home with basic hand tools and is simple to install.
Over time your weatherstrips on your Convertible Top are usually worn or damaged by the elements. Our 50resto 5 Piece Weatherstrip Kit includes Header, left, and right pillar post weatherstrips, and both top side extension weatherstrips. So rejuvenate your Fox Convertible today.
Click on the link above to see all of our Mustang Convertible Weatherstripping for your Fox Body.
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The most commonly worn and replace weatherstrip on a Fox convertible can be found in our 5.0Resto five piece convertible weatherstrip kit. Each kit includes a header weatherstrip, two pillar post weatherstrips, and two side rail weatherstrips. All our 5.0Resto weatherstrip is premium quality replacement so you don't have to worry about deterioration or fitment issues.
And speaking of fitment, it all comes down to proper installation. We want to show you some of the basics to get these weatherstrips installed on your Fox convertible. Also, keep in mind that any time you replace a weatherstrip on your Mustang, some adjustment may be needed to compensate for the thicker, denser weatherstrip.
I've started with the header weatherstrip, being the top was already down. Take your time and make sure the metal channel is completely free of old weatherstrip and adhesive. A wipe down with rubbing alcohol is a good added measured. Using 3M weatherstrip adhesive, I applied a bead to the channel and then to the weatherstrip.
Once the adhesive becomes tacky, carefully lay the weatherstrip into place, fully engaging it into the metal channel. Take your time. You only want to do this once. I did the windshield portion of the header first, followed by the two sides. Then I moved on to the pillar post weatherstrip, following the same removal and replacement steps. Remember, cleanliness is key.
After putting the top back up, the side rail weatherstrips were the last on the list. Follow the same removal and install procedures that you have been. With the 5.0Resto five piece convertible top weatherstrip kit installed, we completely ridded ourselves of wind noise and water leaks. Anytime you put on a new weatherstrip, you do want to plan on having some sort of adjustment as your door window glass and quarter window glass may need to be tweaked to get the proper closed fit. You can pick up these weatherstrips along with all the other weatherstrip needed for your Fox Mustang at latemodelrestoration.com.
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.
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]
Video: Fox Body Mustang Quarter Window Vertical Weatherstrip Install
Published on 2014-07-28
Replace your damaged, old, missing vertical weatherstrip on your convertible mustang with our 50resto replacement parts. These are commonly damaged parts, and can be easily fixed at home with basic hand tools.
Your vertical weatherstrips are typically worn overtime due to the elements and constant contact with the door. Replacing these can help stop the leaks and give your Mustang convertible that factory appearance like it just rolled out of the factory assembly line.
Click on the link above to see all of our Mustang Convertible Weatherstripping for your Fox Body Mustang.
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Just about every weather strip on a Fox convertible deteriorates into nothing. Luckily, we have all the common replacements under our 5.0Resto brand, just like these quarter window vertical weatherstrips. Installation isn't very hard, but it can be a little time consuming for what it is. I want to show you the high points for what it takes to install these vertical weatherstrips on your Fox convertible.
I started by lowering the top for full access to the quarter windows. The weather strip actually slides into place, but ours was stuck like Chuck so it came out in pieces with the help from a pair of pliers. Be very careful not to damage the metal trim. Using a liberal dose of silicone spray lube, I slid the new weatherstrip into place. It will still take a bit of effort.
For being such a small, simple piece of weatherstrip, the quarter window vertical weatherstrips sure do put up quite a bit of fight whenever they're coming off. But luckily, with a little bit of silicone spray, they do pop right back into position. You can pick up these, along with all your other needed convertible top weatherstrip at latemodelrestoration.com.
Video: Fox Body Mustang Convertible Retainer Channel Seal Install
Published on 2014-07-28
Do you need a new body to frame seal? Watch in this video as we show you where and how to install Retainer Channel Seal for your Mustang Convertible or T-Top.
Replace your worn out body to frame seal with our Mustang Weatherstrip Retainer Channel Seal. This foam will help provide a better seal between the frame of your car and the aluminum channel that holds your weatherstrip. So you will have no more worry about leaks in your Convertible or T-Top Mustang.
Click on the link above all Mustang Convertible & T-Top Weatherstripping
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Today, we're going to answer a burning question about where this weather strip retainer channel seal actually goes. On a convertible, it's located in between the metal weather strip retainer channel and either the A-pillar or the top frame. On a T-top car, it's located between the metal retainer channel and the body of the car. It is a single sided foam tape. So peel it, stick it to the metal retainer, and then screw the retainer back into place. This has been a 50Resto public service announcement.
Product: 1979-93 Mustang Door To Body And Hatch/Trunk Weatherstrip Kit Brand: 5.0 Resto Fits: Mustang LX, GT, Coupe and Hatch Year Models: 1979 (79) 1980 (80) 1981 (81) 1982 (82) 1983 (83) 1984 (84) 1985 (85) 1986 (86) 1987 (87) 1988 (88) 1989 (89) 1990 (90) 1991 (91) 1992 (92) 1993 (93) LRS Part #: LRS-43720A-K
This is a door to body and trunk/hatchback weatherstrip kit for your 1979-1993 Mustang Coupe or Hatchback. This kit is made from high quality rubber weatherstrip and is made just like the factory components. Quick and easy installation!
* Some trimming may be needed, weatherstrip is shipped a little longer than the originals to ensure a proper installation.
Benefits & Features:
Replaces Old And Worn Out Weatherstrip
High Quality Rubber Weatherstrip
JONATHAN: Hey, everyone. J-Mac with latemodelrestoration.com. Today, we're here with Jeff, and we're going to be talking about weatherstripping for your '79 to '93 Mustang. Now, Jeff, what do we have in front of us here?
JEFF: Sure thing, J-Mac. Now, what we have here is the genuine 5.0 Resto brand door-to-body and trunk hatch weatherstrip kit. Each piece of this kit is available individually and in multiple other kits. Jonathan, how does this weatherstrip compare to the original?
JONATHAN: Man, it's very comparable to the original because it follows the exact same profiles, has the same attaching method, and it's even made out of the same material.
JEFF: All right. Now, the weatherstripping, does it only fit the coupe and hatchback?
JONATHAN: No way, Jeff. This will fit any '79 to '93 Mustang coupe, hatchback, convertible, or t-top. You just have to trim it to fit your application.
JEFF: All right, man. Appreciate the information. Let's go get this on the couple.
JONATHAN: All right, man. Let's do it. Now, to gain access to your door-to-body weatherstrip, you're going to want to start by removing this metal trim that runs in-between your A-pillar trim and your quarter trim panel. It's held in with two retaining clips. Simply pop it free. Once it's loose, you've got a single Phillips head screw at the back of you're A-pillar trim, and a single Phillips head screw at the front of your quarter panel trim.
Now, if you're tabs are broken like these, you really don't have to worry about removing those screws. But if you're tabs are still intact, definitely remove the screws. Your speaker grill is held in place with a single seven millimeter screw and a couple of clips. Remove that screw, pop the clips loose, and the speaker grill comes free. Then remove the lower Phillips head screw, and the Phillips head screw right above it in your A-pillar trim, and you can pull it back just off the weatherstrip. You don't have to fully remove it.
Then you can come down here to your scuff plate. You've got four Phillips head screws holding it on. Remove the scuff plate, then come up to your kick panel. You've got a single push pin at the front, and then there's a push pin on the back. You can pull it free and the kick panel comes loose.
And then you can move back here to your quarter trim panel, remove the plastic cover off the seat belt anchor, and then take a T50 Torx bit and remove the belt anchor bolt. Then grab your Phillips head screwdriver again. You've got a single Phillips head screw up here, and then two more Phillips head screws along the lower edge. Pull that quarter trim panel free of the weatherstrip, and you don't have to fully remove the panel. Once that's done, you can remove the weatherstrip off the pinch weld. I'm going to ahead and finish taking all this stuff loose.
Now, with all of your panels out of the way, you can go ahead and remove your door-to-body weatherstrip. And real quickly, I wanted to point out why it is you typically have to replace the weatherstrip. That's because it's all torn down here at the bottom, causing air leaks. Now, sometimes you'll see that tearing or maybe even some dry rot up at the top, and that also causes water leaks. To remove your weatherstrip, make note of where you're seam starts at, and then you can pick up on the weather stripping, and simply remove it all from the pitch weld, all the way around the doorway.
And with that old weather strip out the way, we can go ahead and start installing our new weatherstrip. Put the leading edge right where you're old seam was at and slide it down over the pinch weld. Then you can grab you a dead blow hammer, or maybe even a rubber mallet, just something that will help you seat that weatherstrip on the pinch weld, and then help you transition the corners. Working your way up the back of the pinch weld until you get up here to the corner, and this corner is typically where everybody has trouble. You end up getting a crease whenever you make this seam.
Now, if you take your time, fully seat the weatherstrip on the pinch weld and stretch it a little bit as you're making the transition through the corner, you won't end up with that crease. Just like that. Once you make that corner, then go ahead and finish pulling it around the pinch weld, and then we'll come back down to the bottom and make the final cut. That way our seam is correct.
Once you get your weatherstrip fully seated on the pinch weld around the door opening, you're going to find yourself back down here at the seam. Now, just go ahead and take your thumb and make a quick little mark, and leaving yourself a little bit extra slack than you think you might need. Then grab you a pair of hose cutters or trim molding cutters to make your cut in the weatherstrip. Once you make your cut in the weatherstrip, you can tuck that seam down into place and fully seat it on the pinch weld.
All right. I've got this all put back together. Now, Jeff is going to show you how to replace your trunk weatherstrip.
JEFF: The removal and installation of the trunk hatch weatherstripping is extremely easy. To start the removal, you simply pull the weatherstripping off the pinch weld. Continue to work the weatherstripping along the pinch weld until you remove it all. Now, our weatherstrip showed some sign of damage and wear. It's this kind of damage that actually leads to water intrusion in your trunk and hatch.
With the old weatherstrip removed, you can toss it aside and begin the installation. Start at the original seam point. Make sure the leading edge of the weatherstripping is facing out, and firmly press it down on the pinch weld. Now, this same piece of weatherstripping will fit your coupe, your hatch, or your convertible. Just like the door-to-body, you do have to trim it to fit. This installation is finished up.
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I bought this kit a few months ago and was just now able to get most of the kit installed. Everything seemed to fit on very well and reduced wind penetration from the old and shrunk or cracking weatherstripping. This kit does NOT come with outside door belt weatherstripping or "Dew Wipes." I thought this came with it when I ordered it but my assumption was wrong, didn't read the list properly.
If all of your weatherstripping is old save yourself some time and money and just buy the kit instead of when each little piece goes bad. Then you'll have weatherstripping that are all different ages.
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