Anybody replaced all of the weather stripping/glass and window crank assemblies? Looking for the right stuff. Thanks.
And, my FE now has 145 miles on it and I've had a few chances to open it up........ man what a beautiful sound that makes! Last night I had my daughter (10 years old) riding with me after little league practice and I put my foot into it for about a 1/2 mile and her eyes looked like saucers but as soon as i slowed down she asked for me to "do it again!".........i think this motor is definitely going to be alot of fun!
LMC and their rubber seals. You can get glass locally and often cheaper. Most mail order companies ship glass via truck and shipping is pricey. When ordering windshield rubber; make sure to order the right one. If you have stainless trim laid into the rubber; that is a different seal than the trucks that just came with rubber.
I had looked there and thought they had what I needed so thank you for the feedback.............I appreciate it! Need to stop the unbelievable amount of air-noise in the cab after about 45 mph, like a jet engine!
Eric, I still want the oil pressure gauge too- just been busy. I've got your email though so I will contact you there. Thanks again. Off to drive the beast..............
I bought new door seals from LMC for a 66 truck i was working on last year. No way the doors could be closed from inside, you had to tackle the door from outside with a mighty shove.
I had the truck to work on again the past few weeks and attempted to fix that. I pulled all the rubber off the doors, cleaned it all with thinners and reglued them at a slightly different angle and the passenger side now closes though it needs a slam and the drives side needed the door adjusted out to leave a gap and still needs a slam. Less slamming if the window is down.
I bought new door rubbers for my Fairlane 20 years ago from AutoKrafters and the same thing. I just left them off and haven't had door seals all these years. The windshield rubber was the opposite. I think it's the stuff the door seals are made of and first pass since installing them the stainless trim went flying off. I lost the little corner pieces but the large strip across the top can actually be insterted in the groove in the rubber and that isn't supposed to happen.
This is the short version: All the door window parts fit poorly. The door seals were six inches too long. The stainless trim would not seat in the windshield rubber after trying everything. The gaps around the no-drafts were so big I could see right through the cab; the rain came in of course, and I had to cover the windows to wash the truck. The cowl strip was pretty good but no better than the one I pried off.
Their parts are not inexpensive. Next time I will pay three or four times the price and get Ford nos parts.
I admit I made a recent purchase from DC: the coil spring under the horn ring. It appeared to have been made by coiling a piece of coathanger around someone's wrist. A "made in China" coathanger. Maybe a political prisoner's wrist.
On the other hand, I have a friend who did his truck with LMC stuff exclusively. He loves their stuff. I don't.
In regard to cab noise - I covered all surfaces inside the cab with NoiseKiller and it was a fabulous improvement. It also made it very clear how much wind noise that beautiful styling produces.
Re: My Dennis Carpenter experience was a disaster.
May 24 2012, 6:43 PM
restored a 1970 f-100 in 2001. used dennis carpenter for everything i could,seeing as they bought all the ford tooling.everthing worked great except the windshied rubber which leaked.great expieriece with them and even toured the facility.nice folks.the one piece i got at lmc was door panels.cheap junk.
I got the 66 seat upholstery at LMC, the deluxe stuff for $200, it says "original patterns".... yeah, for the back of a prison transport bus. It's plain flat vinyl. The standard 66 upholstery looks like King Ranch stuff by comparison.
The "molded" rubber carpet wsure didn't seem to be. No way in hell that will sit down on the floor at the back sides of the tunnel.
I have seen articals on several 65 66 F100's that have had replacement one piece windows. Does anyone have experience with these windows or what seals to use with them? Also has anyone changed seats to a usable car interchange that works? Thanks Keith
Just say "no" to car seats in these trucks! Car seats are meant to sit much closer to the floor with your legs out and have too thick a back to fit up to the gas tank and back wall below the window.
Unless you are proportioned like Stringbean* it isn't comfortable to drive.
*Video here to illustrate (yes i know he isn't really 6'5" with 20" legs)
Bill W. on the Slick 60's forum. He's sells brackets to adapt Mustang seats. The brackets are beautiful! You will end up with a seat package that looks like the F100 Ranger model. Throw in a center console and you're good to go. Tell Bill that Eric in Glendale sent you.
I bought some rubbers for the windshild and back glass from LMC and couldnt get the trim to stay in when installing the front or rear. Can't say DC would do any better. As for the weather striping someone on fordification posted that a 88 and up cheby p/u weather stripping was the same length as the 67-72 bumps and the doors shut good without any air leaks. Going to give it a try next week after going to the pick-n-pull.
The reason the windshields leak is because Ford used a sealer on the gaskets. Its a non hardening sealer that made a seal between the glass , body and rubber. I don't know of anyone who makes the original stuff but there are replacements. I tried to locate some of this sealer or a good replacement, but no luck so far. The original stuff was kind of nasty, but prefferable to the newer stuff in many regards. Kind of like a thick black grease. AS to windshield rubber, this may still be available from Ford, or not.
I just reinstalled all the glass in my 66 custom cab truck with all DC stuff
every thing fit perfect in cluding the complet side window kits just take your time and it works Great no problems with the windsheild crome just put your gasket in the sun for a few hours and it will still fight you but any new gasket will! The Stainles fit fine! Jim