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Hi guys,

 

could I take a convertible top switch as a replacement for my broken rear defrost switch? It looks quite the same...

 

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_page.asp?itemid=3141

 

Cheers,

 

Tim

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :angel:

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Tim,

 

The convertible top switch handle can be swapped into the rear window defrost switch. Check this thread:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1971-rear-window-with-defrost

I have an exploded view of the disassembled switch around page 3 or 4 of that thread. Once you have the switches apart, you can swap the handles. These things break with great regularity. I have replaced mine once.

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Steve

73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto

73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed

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Hi Steve,

 

that's great to hear, thank you very much for the thread. Sounds like an easy swap - did you heard of the result of jb73Machs attempt?

 

But once I will install that I have to be very careful with my feet it seems - mine was broken already as I bought the car...

 

Cheers,

 

Tim


@Steve:

 

Nice car you have, love the blue - I have a 4 speed and a Q-code basically too, but I have 1970 closed chamber heads on it with a Offenhauser and a 1970 carb. Will give him sometime his original gold glow color back...

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :angel:

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Mine still has the original switch still intact,but I have a spare just in case..

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When my top switch handle broke off ten years ago, I disassembled the switch and replaced the short metal peg with a section of an arc welding rod. Then I carefully drilled the black handle to allow a deep pocket for cementing. It works great and I have hit it several times without issue.

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The convertible top switch knob can be switched out for the broken knob on the defroster switch. The video gives a step by step.

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50 F1

73 Mach 1

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@jb:

 

P E R F E C T - thank you :):):)

 

@3k73:

 

Nice - would you sell it?

 

@ judge:

 

sounds like a knee-breaker - good idea if I will break my new converted switch immediately... :D

 

Cheers

 

Tim

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :angel:

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Tim,

 

Glad it helped. It was fun making the video and passing the information on to other owners.

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50 F1

73 Mach 1

86 F150

96 F150

2014 F150

Always looking

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@jb:

 

P E R F E C T - thank you :):):)

 

@3k73:

 

Nice - would you sell it?

 

@ judge:

 

sounds like a knee-breaker - good idea if I will break my new converted switch immediately... :D

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

I THINK I'D PREFER TO KEEP IT JUST IN CASE ...HAVING THE CAR 4 38 YEARS AND NOT BREAKING IT MUST B A RECORD..LOL

3K73

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@JB:

 

That's a honestly attitude, thank you for sharing it with us, love that!

 

@3k73:

 

No problem - hearing the stories from the other guys must tell you to keep always one in reserve :D

 

I will go with the conversion idea - that will make fun :)

 

Tim

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :angel:

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