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1972 Ranchero - air plenum side weather seal

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Topic: 1972 Ranchero - air plenum side weather seal
Posted By: aussie_dave
Subject: 1972 Ranchero - air plenum side weather seal
Date Posted: 28-May-2015 at 11:35PM
Its time for a bit of work on the outside, now that l have most of the inside in place, the guards/fenders ... have a weather seal hidden within them for the air plenum just below the windshield, there are two, one on each side, does anyone know where they are sold, l have scoured everywhere for two of them!!!   Thanks in advance David


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David Dare



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Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 1:19AM
Dave are you asking about the plastic grate/covers that go over the holes where you get inside the cowl to access the Windshield Wiper stuff?
 
IF so, I can grab a couple of them tomorrow while I am at the farm.
Pay the shipping and couple bucks and they are yours.
 


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Posted By: starsky460
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 3:43AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/72-73-74-Gran-torino-Ranchero-T-bird-cowl-grates-vent-moldings-starsky-hutch-/191587293818?hash=item2c9b7e1a7a&vxp=mtr" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.com/itm/72-73-74-Gran-torino-Ranchero-T-bird-cowl-grates-vent-moldings-starsky-hutch-/191587293818?hash=item2c9b7e1a7a&vxp=mtr   


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Posted By: mcford
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 6:12AM
I'VE GOT A STACK OF THEM.

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Mike


Posted By: aussie_dave
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 9:54AM
Ah no they are at the very sides of the plenum. Small openings to allow any water to run out down between the inside of the fender and the firewall. I have those top grates, thank you for the offer.
The seal or rubber flap has a metal holder over the top section to hold it in place and 3 small phillips head screws to hold that in place. It would only be about 3 inches long and 1 inch tall... the hole that this flap covers.
Hopefully that clears up the desription and location.
Davud.

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David Dare


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 10:03AM
yup, I know what you are talking about now... nope don't have any.
In reality you don't need it if you don't daily drive in the rain.
It is there to keep road spray around the wheel well skirts from going up into the cowl area and to keep critters out. then it lets the water flow out to drain.
 
A piece of screen and a small flap of rubber and you can make something.
 


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Posted By: aussie_dave
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 10:21AM
Yep thats what l thought too just make two.
Thanks for your reply.
Cheers David.

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David Dare


Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 11:22AM
Is this the flappy thing on the side of the cowl?

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Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 29-May-2015 at 2:30PM
picture of the ROTTED what was left of the passenger side of the yellow one I stripped.
 
It had a metal hold down plate the rubber was formed to.
 


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Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 02-June-2015 at 10:24PM
Originally posted by aussie_dave aussie_dave wrote:

Ah no they are at the very sides of the plenum. Small openings to allow any water to run out down between the inside of the fender and the firewall. I have those top grates, thank you for the offer.
The seal or rubber flap has a metal holder over the top section to hold it in place and 3 small phillips head screws to hold that in place. It would only be about 3 inches long and 1 inch tall... the hole that this flap covers.
Hopefully that clears up the desription and location.
Davud.
                                                   I have one nos dave and I found them on ebay.iwill get you the part #  andy

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GET IT GOT IT GONE !!!!!!!


Posted By: andrewok1
Date Posted: 16-March-2023 at 8:15AM
i have bought them for my projects ,on ebay 
 i used a rubber tire tube and i bent a piece of sheet metal and made the flap that way 

 it also keeps the air from rushing up your dash vents 


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