North American Turbocoupe Organization



Seeking source for rubber window seal/trim.
Bret B Offline
Junior Member
#1
Hi NATO Members,

I recall this was discussed years ago, but I can't seem to find that post. Please allow me to ask again, as follows:

Does anyone know a source, workaround or hack for the rubber strips that are on the outside and inside bottom or the driver's an passenger windows? It's the strips that keeps rain from rollng down the outside/inside of the window and into the door.

These rubber srips are so hard on my 1986 TC that while using the electric window motors, I still have to manually pull up and push down on the windows to get them to close or open. A real PITA, especially if it starts to rain while I'm driving.

I appreciate your replies and suggestions.

Regards,
Bret
1986 Ford TurboCoupe 5spd.
2000 Ford Taurus SES 24V Auto.
2000 Lexus RX300 2WD Auto.
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#2
JC Whitney is the place to get them. The following writeup covers the dew wipe replacement:

http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/83-86...cement.htm

I'm not sure about the interior piece, though. I think the article only covers the exterior piece.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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84TBirdTurbo42 Offline
Senior Member
#3
i've been looking on the interior trim part and havent been able to figure anything out yet.
Chris Perry
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Dead, NY rot killed her
1986 Thunderbird shell, swapping parts from the 84.
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Bret B Offline
Junior Member
#4
Thank you Brian for the link to the how-to post ( and 84TBirdTurbo42 too). JC Whitney still has the rubber material to make the repair.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/style-43-4ft-le...ilterid=u0

Maybe this material will work for both the inner and outer? Will have to wait and see.

Just put two of them on my Santa list. Let you all know how it goes and have some pics when I get to it.

:-)
1986 Ford TurboCoupe 5spd.
2000 Ford Taurus SES 24V Auto.
2000 Lexus RX300 2WD Auto.
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84TBirdTurbo42 Offline
Senior Member
#5
well, you may be able to make something work, i just ordered mine from jcwhitney a few weeks ago. but i have yet to tackle the job. but the inside is def. different then the out.
Chris Perry
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Dead, NY rot killed her
1986 Thunderbird shell, swapping parts from the 84.
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DaveDeBalko Offline
Member
#6
Steele rubber sell a lot of Turbo coupe replacement rubber, http://www.steelerubber.com
dave
1986 Turbo Coupe
original owner, all original car
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TurboE Offline
Posting Freak
#7
Cool site looks like a great solution, other than you pre 87 owners, FYI I just called them and steelerubber doesn't have much for the 87-88 body style, just pedal covers.
-88 TC Black
5spd, Precision SC50 T3/T4, QH/SD Tune, Gillis, AFPR, 255FP, WB O2, K&N, Ported E6, 3" DP, ATR 2.5" Duals, 3:73 Rear, Konis, Eibachs, 18" Voxx Wheels, X Drilled Rotors.
-06 G35 Coupe Diamond Graphite
-97 Pathfinder
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Bret B Offline
Junior Member
#8
Hi,

New threads to this topic are now being added at:
Need some info...

Thanks,
Bret
1986 Ford TurboCoupe 5spd.
2000 Ford Taurus SES 24V Auto.
2000 Lexus RX300 2WD Auto.
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