This product has received the 'Crappy Product' certificate.
Items that receive the 'Crappy Product' certificate are products that we carry for comparison purposes as they are often the version offered by other vendors or because it is the only version available. We would not be willing to use these parts on our own cars, and we do not recommend purchasing these parts.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT RETURNS FOR THESE PARTS.
Product Condition Grades
Below is a general description of what the criteria is for our product condition grades. These are generalizations that are intended to give you an idea of the condition of the product at a quick glance. Because different parts degrade at different rates, there are variances in what the letters represent, please see the products description for details about the condition of any particular product.
A = Excellent / Above Average
B = Average / Some flaws / Good to Excellent Driver Quality
C = Obvious flaws / Poor to Average Driver Quality
D, E, F = Worse, Worser, Worsest
You will need new window gaskets if you plan on changing the headliner. Replaces Ford part #: C9WY-6542084. Installing it yourself? bedding compound
is required for a complete seal.Here are some useful tips on installing this seal made by DCMR.
From KTL Restorations; Our cure for installing this less than perfect fitting reproduction is to use the longer trim clips (black ones). The clips Ford used were red oxide and the reproduction clips are green. The black clips extend up about 3/32 of an inch further, this should be enough to grab the trim. Also, not all of the clip posts were in the same location as far as some being higher or lower which would puts the clip closer to the pinch-weld or near the body line. Sometimes he has to use a combination of clips is needed to complete the job. You have to be careful not to get the clips too high or the trim will be loose.
From Cascade Classics; My trick is I put the seal on the body of the car first and then work the glass in. It is a pain in the a%# but it works. The clips I use are #387. Ford part number D1AB-6545413-AB or C5ZZ-6542413-B. I have never had a problem with them.
From Jeff B, President on the Cascade Cougar Club; I use a dremel tool to bring the height of the rubber seal down as the only reproduction made (by DCMR) sits up a little too high.