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Old 11-11-2008, 07:58 PM
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Leaky Falcon Window

I thought I fixed the water leak at the RH rear seat window on my two door wagon. The first good rain of the season indicates I still have a problem. The water enters the wagon through the window and then infiltrates the floor via the inside part of the door. I thought I sealed the door pretty well, but I'm still taking on water.

I recall Roger mentioning some window weather stripping on some other cars/trucks that could work on a Falcon...I can't recall if it was on this site, in the newsletter, or where...but if you (Roger) could let me know what you used on your windows for weather stripping, then I would be grateful...and it may help others as well.

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:43 PM
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Al,

That's in my Interior Redo thread here:

http://www.rainierfalcons.com/forums...read.php?t=492

You need to custom make the parts to some degree, but they sure minimize the water that can enter the door.

Here, in Washington, the parts I used from the junk yards were all pretty well used (cracked, moldy, brittle, fuzzy worn off) so if I have to do it again I'll be buying new replacements for a Ranger and use Ranger inner and outers. As it was I used Ranger for the inners and Escort for the outers on the front and all Escort on the rear windows (but remember I don't have rear doors). You have to glue the Escort parts to the lip with black weather stip adhesive because the clips are just folded tabs - part of the piece and it's hard to drill new holes in the lip to align them. The Ranger has attached clips that are removable and movable (with a little care) to put them where they need to be to match the Falcon spacing.

I really should do a PDF on this some day.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:25 PM
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Ho Roger, what did you do with your rear tailgate window? I am anxious to see the results in person (or a PDF). Mine are poor and/or missing. i have zero rear tailgate window belting at all.

By the number of people asking for replacement tailgates, I'm guessing the factory solution wasn't so hot. My tailgate is fine so I would like to preserve what I have.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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Jeff,

You can get tailgate fuzzies and external seal in repop for that. I didn't do the same thing back there as I did in the doors and rear window -- but I am very familiar with the tailgate bits. The 60-63 rear window glass channel also has a double seal affair to keep more water out than the 64/5 does. That's due to the shape of your tailgate, which allows for this.

My tailgate is a replacement from what came on the wagon when I got it and I rebuilt it and painted it within the first few months I had it.

Of course you can never keep all the water out, so that's all the more reason (now that it's a WA vehicle) to clean out the interior of the thing and clear all the crud out and open up the drains.

Of course I'm always willing to supervise things like this... just have to fit you in.
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I bought the lower window rubber and the outside window seal from Falconparts.com

I can't locate the inner window fuzzy for the tailgate. Dearborn has one listed but the picture and description sounds like it is side door fuzzies for the wagon, not just a single fuzzy strip for the Tailgate only. Advice appreciated.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:13 PM
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I got in there today and took a closer look at what is left on the inside of the tailgate. The metal "carrier" with the chrome bead is all that remains of the original inside fuzzy. Not much, or any "fuzzy-ness" left. I'm thinking I'll glue some sort of felt-like material to the metal strip for now. It's funtioned for decades without any fuzzy so anything will be an improvement.
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