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Forum Fix: Leaky Windshield on a ?66 Mustang

Today, we’re starting a new series called Forum Fix. In it, we’ll check out threads where forum users have been able to answer questions from their fellow members. For our first Forum Fix entry, we’ve got a new driver who’s just acquired a classic ’66 Mustang. The car is in need of a little TLC … Continue reading Forum Fix: Leaky Windshield on a ’66 Mustang

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Today, we’re starting a new series called Forum Fix. In it, we’ll check out threads where forum users have been able to answer questions from their fellow members.

For our first Forum Fix entry, we’ve got a new driver who’s just acquired a classic ’66 Mustang. The car is in need of a little TLC after its previous owner subjected it to a bit of a rough life.

With help from the AllFordMustangs.com community, user Cbowman got some excellent advice about how to seal up a leaky windshield, which is a prevalent problem on Mustangs from this generation.



The Perfect Starter Mustang

Young people these days are avoiding driving altogether, so it’s always a good sign when a teen shows interested in vintage cars. It’s how the hobby remains relevant.

For Cbowman, a ’66 three-speed car with Ford’s venerable straight six is the perfect starter Mustang. It sounds like he got a great deal on the car. However, it needed a few fixes to improve quality of life for the driver and give the car a more presentable appearance. Those fixes begin with sealing up the ubiquitous Mustang windshield.

Before Ford got smart about gluing in their windshields, Mustangs came with their glass held in by a rubber grommet. The AllFordMustangs community is no stranger to these rubber contraptions, and while they only lasted about a year, buying a car with the original gasket pretty much guarantees that you’ll be replacing it or making repairs.

Sealing the Deal

Air and water move through every engine on the road — unless you’re driving an air-cooled car — but old Mustangs tend to let them in through the windshield, too. Thanks to same-day responses from a few knowledgeable members, our novice Mustang owner received great advice about how to keep the elements out without spending a dime.

Cbowman was one of the select few with an original-from-Ford rubber windshield gasket. You’d think it would be something to be proud of. It’s not. Still, a little adhesive is all it took to resolve the issue. It’s a quick fix that anyone can do at home after a trip to the hardware store. Just inject some adhesive into the area where the gasket is damaged, allow it to dry, and you’re back on the road.

Down the line, Cbowman might want to invest in re-seating the glass with silicone, but for a starter car, it’s the perfect fix. And thanks to the knowledgeable forum members, this teenage Mustang enthusiast has more money to invest in other mods.



Going From Old Man to Resto-Mod

Speaking of other mods, Cbowman says he doesn’t want the old man look in his Mustang — we get it.

As far as the color change, it sounds like Cbowman is “ballin’ on a budget.” He might want to consider saving some money by using a wrap. A flat black vinyl wrap would be affordable and quick to install, looks better than cheap paint and could be removed if he chooses to paint the car later.

It’s always fun to see the way fellow Mustang owners show up to help one another out. Check back into forum fix regularly for more notable examples of challenges users have overcome with a little help from the AllFordMustangs community.

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Congratulations, Cbowman on the forum spotlight! That's a great-looking '66. I hope you'll come back and visit the forum some time. We'd love to hear if you ever got that leak straightened out.

And thanks to the other members as well for chiming in on that thread, especially JerseyJim for that advice about sealant choice. I hope you'll come back and visit us again, too. Five years is a long time...


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