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    Got the front door seals changed today, laid the new rubber on the driveway to straighten out in the sunshine while I started disassembling the interior. A-pillar didn't want to slip from underneath the top windshield trim, so I worked around it, otherwise the whole operation went surprisingly smooth and easy.

    From sly's post I understood the clips were metal, which they were, but the trim was also metal. Duly noted as I sliced open my pinky finger on the first of the two.
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    -If you're talking about the bits around the headliner, there are metal clips holding it into the body.-
    -They were also metal in the 88 I had (aluminum IIRC).-
    The 90 corners weren't an issue at all, which was quite surprising. There was about 40cm extra on the pieces that I cut off with just a carpet knife.
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    The doors are hard as hell to close now, but it'll simmer in the sunshine all summer, so I'd expect them to get better.
    1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, "Maisa"
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    Nice job. Yes having to slam the doors is a sign of doing things right.

    Care to rehash what door seals you went with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Care to rehash what door seals you went with?
    Fairchild KF3005 from RA. According to RA they were for a '87 Mustang hatchback/coupe. 16€ for one door, 21€ for the pair, cheap as shit but seems good quality.
    Fits real snug on the pinch welds, didn't need a mallet but I doubt it's going to droop either.

    I'll probably end up doing the rear doors at some point too. I mainly did this as the passenger side front door seal was completely mushed and a bit torn due to the pushed in window frame.
    Last edited by Arquemann; 05-12-2021 at 02:44 PM.
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    Did you happen to note how long each one is? I might be able to use this with my Expedition as well. Have to double check the shape of my seals, but I think they're the same. I know the door hole is a lot larger though. The seals on mine are shrinking and pulling out of the corners causing leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Did you happen to note how long each one is? I might be able to use this with my Expedition as well. Have to double check the shape of my seals, but I think they're the same. I know the door hole is a lot larger though. The seals on mine are shrinking and pulling out of the corners causing leaks.
    Long enough to be rather unwieldy when not installed Don't know the exact length but it's about the stock seal + about 15 inches. I think they were supposed to be the correct length for a foxbody, on RA theres another item that says 150", but it also says its cut-to-length.

    I have absolutely zero idea how much bigger an Expedition door is...
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    surprised the truck specific seal isn't available. Parts for Mustangs and trucks are usually no fuss at all. Luckily lots of those parts can be adapted to other vehicles or we'd be screwed

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    The expy seal is available from Ford... each door is about $100 or so. I need ALL of the doors. A bulk type would be much better for me.

    Edit:
    Looks like the 03 F150 supercab seal (163") may be the one to get. I'll see about string measuring my doors and see how many of these I need for it all. The stock seals are a welded loop which doesn't help with staying in place when the rubber shrinks. This also looks the same as the Aero/whale seals, so it may be a good option for the later cars.
    Last edited by sly; 05-13-2021 at 09:41 AM.

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    I was just thinking someone probably makes an aftermarket for that for not stupid money

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    The new seals reduced wind noise quite a bit, cruises pretty much silent at 50mph.
    And with the freshly balanced tires the vibrations aren't so bad. Steering column no longer shakes, probably because the bad tire is on the rear now
    The idle is still kinda fucky, bucks and is pretty shaky in gear, neutral/park is smooth-ish.

    Today's cruise night was absolutely packed, the service station was beyond full with cars on the sidewalks for a hundred meters both ways. Rarely has there been so many cars. The warm weather has really gotten everyone out and about.
    1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, "Maisa"
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    If the timing chain has any slack it'll do wonky stuff. The original cam gear had nylon teeth, so replacing with standard steel gears fixes that issue. If this has already been done, could just be timing is a little off or idle a dink low.

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