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


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Ive done mine and it is a conversation at every car show. I’m using from handles but would love to find the shorter ones.

 

 

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Look on this, Jeremy:

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/72-1972-Ford-Gran-Torino-Sport-CJ-Original-Vintage-Interior-Window-Crank-Handles-/162845117086?hash=item25ea534a9e

 

Looks like it will match our Mustangs too.

 

Cheers Frank

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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.

 

Hi welcome to the site

PM me if you still need these

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The other option is to find a power window car and they had roll down rear windows. They show up on ebay from time to time but be sure you get everything or you will be looking for a long time for some of the pieces.

David

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Does anyone know if the convertible window parts will work for this or does it have to be the coupe parts? Thanks.

 

Coupe and convertible parts are the same, except for the glass itself.

 

 

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One thing I would caution you on is using a screw driver to pry on any glass is risky for sure. I would never put anything metal on a side window, windshield or rear glass. A tiny little chip and boom they are gone. I use the plastic trim removal tools of a wooden dowel ground to a wedge when I need something to pry with.

I swear by the Lucas Red N Tacky grease for windows, and anything that they used the old white grease on.

Great post will help lots make the decision to make them roll down.

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I sure would like to convert my windows to roll down. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that Ford was to cheap to do this on the 05 bodies. Probably would have cost 10 bucks a car at the most, maybe less? Anything to save a buck I guess.

 

I have all the parts you need to make that conversion happen

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Now you see it

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Now you don’t!

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I did this today, well over the last few days actually, but this side is in. I had to clean up the stuff I got to do the conversion. I followed Flatback72’s instructions, except for installing the window back in the car. He said he tried for an hour to install the window with the roller plate on but couldn’t see any way to do it. Well I couldn’t do it with the plate off, I tried for at least a couple hours, but no way. So, I attached the plate with the rollers on to the window, unbolted the top two nuts that hold the guide plate, pulled that in a bit and got all the rollers in their tracks. Tightened everything after I rolled the window up, made a few more adjustments and got it really close to my liking. Window rolls up and down pretty smooth, but I still need to make a few more tweaks.

Anyway, thanks again Flatback72 for the pictorial of this! After I first saw how relatively easy you made this look, I have wanted to do it. Got the parts and it wasn’t to bad at all, even for me with a bum left arm. If I can do this then anyone can.

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Looks good!

 

Thanks Milan, I really like it. I did the other side today. Test fitted the panel and all is good. Took a bit of time to get things lined up, but I got it rolling up and down pretty smooth. Very happy with the results and I can’t wait to see it outside! Time to call Don and order some new widow cranks. :D 8-BF5-A7-D1-3036-4972-94-BC-ED66-E0324385.jpg

 

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Thanks for posting the pics of your conversion jpaz, it's great to see some pictorial feedback that my tutorial has been useful !

I think this is one of the coolest mods that can be done to a 7173 fastback; it really is unfathomable to understand why Ford decided to delete the fastback hand crank option. Perhaps they thought that it was an incentive to get people to pony up with some more cash to buy the electric four window option instead?

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Thanks for posting the pics of your conversion jpaz, it's great to see some pictorial feedback that my tutorial has been useful !

I think this is one of the coolest mods that can be done to a 7173 fastback; it really is unfathomable to understand why Ford decided to delete the fastback hand crank option. Perhaps they thought that it was an incentive to get people to pony up with some more cash to buy the electric four window option instead?

That’s something I didn’t think about, maybe they were trying to get people to add the power window option. But I think some bean counter was trying to figure out how they could save a couple bucks. 

Anyway, thanks again for the tutorial you made, it really did give me the inspiration to do this. It makes the car look so much better than it already does!

John - 72 Q Code

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