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Default How and where to lube / grease a convertible 64-68 Mustang

Like everything else I assume you need to maintain a convertible top mechanism, do you have to grease off certain places to make it last longer and operate easier etc...

WD-40? Lithium grease? Bearing grease?

what do i need to use and were do i grease
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ck your owners manual.
My 90 has a small hole at some of the joints I assume they are there for lubrication. Be careful how much lube you put in. don't let it leak inside your car.
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ck your owners manual.
My 90 has a small hole at some of the joints I assume they are there for lubrication. Be careful how much lube you put in. don't let it leak inside your car.
nothing in the owners manual
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btw I mean the the convertible top, not the underside of the car
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btw I mean the the convertible top, not the underside of the car

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I too, have a CVT. I use a squirt or two of CRC, being carful to work the top lifting mechanism to circulate it. I do this about once a season. I've owned my 64.5 for over 25 years, same top frame mechanism.
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Most all of those joints have plastic (nylon?) bushing inserts which is why Ford doesn't say anything about lube. They are not supposed to need anything. They also weren't intended to last for 40-50 years either.

Whatever you use, if you do, make sure it won't dissolve or damage the bushings since they are NOT available as repro items. NPD offers something they say are bushings for one of the joints but those had no resemblance to the original part it was supposed to replace; another item for the swap meet. Personally, I just keep the top frame clean and don't concern myself with any lube. I have driven my 'new' Italian convertible for 40 years now and have never lubed anything on its frame either.
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