Print Page | Close Window

Fastback Rear Window Seal

Printed From: The Ford Torino Page
Category: Model Specific Forum
Forum Name: 1968-1969 Ford and Mercury
Forum Description: Technical discussion for 1968-1969 Ford and Mercury
URL: https://forum.grantorinosport.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=20144
Printed Date: 02-July-2022 at 7:21AM
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 12.05 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Fastback Rear Window Seal
Posted By: 67Ranch
Subject: Fastback Rear Window Seal
Date Posted: 21-April-2022 at 2:53PM
Hey all, new to the forum  and hope there's an answer for this. Just got a 69 GT Fastback for my son and noticed the rear window has not seal on it and not place i can find sells one.  Does anyone know who sells these?

-------------
New Lime 69 GT Fastback



Replies:
Posted By: av8or55
Date Posted: 16-June-2022 at 11:09AM
I may have an update on the fastback window seal.  I have a '68 Torino fastback and want to change the seal some time in the future.

I looked online as I'm sure 67Ranch has done and found no seal anywhere.  I sent an email to Eckler's asking about the seal.  Their site shows a seal for the notchback and sedan cars but no fastbacks.  I received a reply from their tech department today:

"I believe the fast back windows were glued in... using butyl tape. I have looked all over and see no one carrying one. I checked steele rubber, auto krafters... carpenter where we get these others seals... I can find nothing unfortunately. Makes me wonder if the fast backs were just glued in."

It never occurred to me about glue rather than rubber seals and I think the tech is on to something here.  As we know, modern cars all use glue/adhesive for their windows but I never thought Ford did this in '68/69.

I'm going to check with a auto glass shop for any information.   

   


-------------
“Speed costs....how fast do you want to spend?”


Posted By: hogfiddles
Date Posted: 16-June-2022 at 1:38PM
I can tell you that the used  ‘68 backlight that I have was glued in.  The sticky black stuff is still around the edge of the window as proof.

Dfox


-------------
1973 Gran Torino Sport - Q code “Q-Clone” project-on-hold
1972 Gran Torino Sport - Q code new project
1972 Gran Torino - parts
1969 Torino GT - M code
95+/- mid-80's Yamaha XJ-Series (10 trophies)


Posted By: 67Ranch
Date Posted: 18-June-2022 at 2:48AM
Wow thanks, hearing that I found http://https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/threads/1968-galaxie-windshield-seal.656763/" rel="nofollow - here that Galaxie's of the era used butyl tape for the front windshield. Would still like to find any documentation about these Torino fastbacks.

-------------
New Lime 69 GT Fastback



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.05 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2022 Web Wiz Ltd. - https://www.webwiz.net