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1971 1972 1973 Mustang fastback wind down quarter window conversion (tutorial)


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Nice write up. I did this to my Mach 1 a couple years ago. Easy modification if you don't mind drilling a hole in your interior panel for the crank.

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VERY well done. Thank you for taking the time to develop and post the process. Chuck

 

 

Thanks Chuck. I had read here and there that the quarter window swap was possible but found very little info on the net on what was actually required. Even though it's a very easy modification, with no documentation available the task seemed very daunting to me not really knowing what parts were needed and what work was involved, especially with me living on the other side of the world to where all the spare parts are! In my opinion this is one of the best mods that a person can do to a fastback and hopefully this tutorial has inspired others to add the same coolness factor to their own car :cool:

 

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That looks like a great and easy converion, too bad Ford didn't do it from the factory.

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Crap, I have everything but the stops....

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I did this conversion to the '71 a few months ago based on your guide (and with parts from forum member BigBlue) - thanks again!

 

FYI - a word to the wise for anyone doing the conversion: If your outer or inner quarter lower weatherstripping is in poor shape or dryrotted, figure on replacing it when you do this job. You'll have a heck of a time winding your windows through the gap otherwise.

 

-Kurt

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I did mine (after getting a few crucial unobtainium parts from Don at OMS), and still need to get things aligned so they operate smoothly - they're really tight, but work as advertised for the most part.

 

Fortunately, life doesn't depend on these things to work perfectly (as they are fixed from the factory), so getting them lined up and working well should be a fairly quick and easy spring project (we actually have cold and rainy/frozen stuff on the weekends right now... it's weird...).

 

Nice write up, Brett! ::thumb::

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This was my one and only aesthetic mod. Worked great! Super fun! Got all the parts I needed from a fellow member.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, you sure as Hell don't have time to do it right the second time.

 

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Great job in the instructions much better than most manuals. I have one of those 73 Mach 1s with power windows and the rear ones always leaked. There is still silicone caulk that the Ford dealer put around the frame to try to stop the leak. I don't think they ever did. I bought new and still have it.

I rolled my gal friends daughters head up in one side once did not know she was hanging out the window, Ops.

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I thought about doing this conversation years ago and had the chance to buy all the parts real cheep I really don't know why I passed up the opportunity. I love the look. Nice write-up.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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thanks for the instructions! i got a complete kit a while ago on ebay and now installed it. it worked out great following your instructions. special thanks for the hint about the washer, fitting the base of the roller screws. i also had to change the position of the lower rubber window stop.

 

For those who are looking to source parts:

The set was missing the clips/washers to fix the winder arm to pin on the window plate:

74274-sd [R-3] / Ford Mustang Window Regulator Retainer Clip Set - 2 Pieces $1.75 Set

44727-s [X-24] (washer): b-13020 General (IAZ) .44 X .88 X .08 FLAT WASHER, PHOS. 12 pk US$3.00

 

as well as the bolts for the window mechanism

57487-S: b-11872 General Ø (QK) 1/4-20 X 1/2 HX .75 CONI SEMS, ZDC. 8 pk US$5.00

 

also, the corresponding page from the master parts catalogue (w/o the power window part) per attachment

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thanks for the instructions! i got a complete kit a while ago on ebay and now installed it. it worked out great following your instructions. special thanks for the hint about the washer, fitting the base of the roller screws. i also had to change the position of the lower rubber window stop.

 

Glad the instructions helped you kai233 !

 

This write-up now has over ten-thousand views - makes me wonder how many of those people have made the switch.

Brett

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This write-up now has over ten-thousand views - makes me wonder how many of those people have made the switch.

 

Most are probably like me, just dreaming about it, I've looked at this thread several times. Someday I'll hopefully find the needed parts at a reasonable price.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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thanks for the instructions! i got a complete kit a while ago on ebay and now installed it. it worked out great following your instructions. special thanks for the hint about the washer, fitting the base of the roller screws. i also had to change the position of the lower rubber window stop.

 

Glad the instructions helped you kai233 !

 

This write-up now has over ten-thousand views - makes me wonder how many of those people have made the switch.

 

Brett, if you only had a dollar for every time someone viewed the post ... well that would be a lot of dollars. :P :P :P

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New guy here. It was this post that lead me to this website. Just joined this week. Thanks for this info. I am looking for the window stops next.

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New guy here. It was this post that lead me to this website. Just joined this week. Thanks for this info. I am looking for the window stops next.

 

Glad you found the tutorial useful Jon71. If you can't find the stops then I reckon in a pinch you could probably fabricate a pair yourself using slices of angle iron with a drilled hole to put a nut and bolt through.

Brett

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