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Late Model Door Weatherstripping
A New Reproduction for 1979-1993 Mustangs Offers a Budget Alternative to Ford Originals
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As an owner of a late-model Mustang, I keep tabs on what is and isn't available from Ford. Soft trim items, such as door panels and seat covers, are usually the first to become obsolete. Weatherstripping and other hard rubber parts usually aren't far behind. Many T-top owners are already aware of this problem.
Not long ago, a "reproduction part for a late-model" was considered an oxymoron. But now, through the courses of supply and demand, many of these late-model specific parts are beginning to be reproduced, like weatherstripping.
While it is true the Ford weatherstripping is still available for most applications, some are no longer available or their cost is much higher than a reproduction. This couples with the fact that the quality of reproduction weatherstripping is right up there with the Ford piece. This makes buying reproduction weatherstripping an easy choice.
We turned to Classic Mustang's late-model division for a set of door opening weatherstripping for one of our project cars. These are the most commonly replaced rubber parts on a Mustang and the following instructions will work for all body styles, coupe, hatchback, convertible, and T-top Mustangs.