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A T-Top question by craigtbone
Started on: 07-28-2014 07:56 PM
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Last post by: craigtbone on 07-31-2014 11:19 AM
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Report this Post07-28-2014 07:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for craigtboneClick Here to Email craigtboneSend a Private Message to craigtboneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is an aluminum trim piece that is just behind the glass panels. I believe it runs the full width, behind both glass panels.

It looks as if a previous owner was not careful when installing the glass and hit that trim causing a wrinkle and slight tear. It seems to be fairly thin gage material.

Are there any sources for replacement parts?

While the clip is being replaced it seems like the perfect time to replace it if possible.

Any information is most appreciated.

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Report this Post07-28-2014 09:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/069765.html

Is what you need in my list of parts I have for sale?

Or are you talking the thin p-seal. Search this forum for that term.

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Report this Post07-28-2014 09:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is it riveted to the black plastic trim piece? That's probably the "p" seal. It normally has a bead of plastic next to the top edge, and a felt covering.
Hence the name... The cross section is shaped like the letter P.
I don't think there are any more around, but the ones for the late 80s Mustang T-tops are fairly easily adapted.
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Report this Post07-28-2014 09:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for craigtboneClick Here to Email craigtboneSend a Private Message to craigtboneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hmm, the car is at the body shop. I will try to stop and look at it tomorrow.

Thanks.

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Report this Post07-29-2014 01:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The P seal is strictly cosmetic and performs no other function. I've been driving my T-top for 12 years with no P seals whatsoever.
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Report this Post07-29-2014 08:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for craigtboneClick Here to Email craigtboneSend a Private Message to craigtboneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Took a look at the car this afternoon. Most of the felt is gone. When the clip comes off I will take a closer look at these parts.

Thank you all for the input.

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Report this Post07-29-2014 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TopNotchClick Here to visit TopNotch's HomePageSend a Private Message to TopNotchEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Remove the old P-seals and use weatherstrip tape. See how here.
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Report this Post07-31-2014 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for craigtboneClick Here to Email craigtboneSend a Private Message to craigtboneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good info. Thanks!
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