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    Fox Quarter Windows Restoration Guide

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    Here is my disclaimer: Not saying this is the only way to do this or even the best way...just passing on the process that yielded me positive results....


    1. Remove the side interior trim/plastic







    2. The inside of the windows have a few nuts that need to be removed-can be seen with the trim removed.

    3. Pull the windows from the body, but be careful not to scratch the paint...the windows are sealed with black RTV, so a razor may help.

    (Note...if your car was re-painted and they painted the quarter window trim, you may have to use a thin razor or scapel to cut around the window molding-but be careful not to scratch the paint.)




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    Refinishing....

    1. Cover and Tape up the glass

    2. I used 220 Fine Sand Paper to sand the rubber molding smooth

    3. Washed with soap and water

    4. Sprayed 2-3 coats of Black Sandable Primer-used Dupli-color(follow drying times on can)

    (I had a few dimples and pin holes in the molding after the primer stage, so I had to repeat the sanding process)

    5. Re-sanded and reapplied another 3 coats of Black Primer

    6. Applied 4-5 coats of Dupli-Color OEM Black Trim Paint



    Re-Install


    1. Use liberal amount of Black RTV on the interior window frame area(of course clean/remove old RTV)

    2. Place restored quarter window through body and tighten nuts

    3. Re-install interior trim and you are looking good..



    The finished product



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    If you arent like me and dont care about saying I did this and I did that on your car...you can buy a new pair of quarter windows for like $350.00....someone just started manufacturing them in the past few months. 5.0 Resto has them.
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    Great piece Mark, and thanks much for keeping a running photo journal of the process.......This should be a great Tool / Aid for anybody interested in tackling this project!

    Nice piece to have here on SmokinStangs.com
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    Thats excelelnt stuff. I am about to pick up a set of these windows for my four eye car.

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    I don't think the resto ones say mustang on them, do they?

    edit just looked, 330 for the ones that dont say mustang. 600 for the original carlite ones, worth the money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtmustang00 View Post
    I don't think the resto ones say mustang on them, do they?

    edit just looked, 330 for the ones that dont say mustang. 600 for the original carlite ones, worth the money?
    nope, not in my book...the bf usually re-does them this way and they come out pretty nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtmustang00 View Post
    I don't think the resto ones say mustang on them, do they?

    edit just looked, 330 for the ones that dont say mustang. 600 for the original carlite ones, worth the money?

    If you dont mind spending the $$$ then the original ones are probably your best bet-because they should be perfect. If you dont have alot of practice with the rattle can and sanding, then the $330 ones are probably the way to go.

    If you re-finish the ones on the car it will probably cost you less than $25 and still look dam good if done right....
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    I think I'm about to tackle this on my '93 hatchback.
    National Parts Depot sells the original Carlite windows for $240 each.

    I've heard about using newspaper to clean the glass but has anyone tried polishing it? The old glass has some stuff that just doesn't seem to be removed by regular cleaners.
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