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Replace Late-Model T-Top Weatherstrip
Thanks To Daniel Carpenter, Reproductions T-Top Owners Can Once Again Wash Their Cars
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T-topsthose removable glass-roof panels that were an alternative to the missing convertible top options on American cars throughout the 70s and early 80swere available on the Fox Mustang up until early 1988. The last full production year was 1987 when the T-top roof panels were an option, but some 88s squeaked out of Dearborn with the panels as well. While these glass panels offered open-air motoring and a clear view of the daytime or nighttime sky, they fell out of popularity by the late 80s, as convertibles made their way back onto the scene in 1983.
Today, finding a late-model Fox Mustang with a T-top at a show or even for sale is uncommon. But for those that are still out there, they all share one really serious problemT-topspecific seals are no longer serviced by Ford Parts Division. Without the correct seals, attempting to repair a torn seal or water leak is next to impossible. But we can thank Daniel Carpenter Restorations for coming to the rescue of all the remaining T-top owners out there, as he has faithfully reproduced all the T-top weatherstrips to completely reseal the doors and glass panels on these cars. Follow along as we rid Richard Pierces modified 87 GT hatchback of water leaks and wind noise problems in just a few hours.