Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

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Bungalocity
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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by Bungalocity » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:59 pm

OK next you gotta tell us what a royal PITA getting the lid off was even w/2 people, and I assume there's some alignment and adjustment going to happen when reinstalling? Or are the bolts into 2 tidy round holes each. NICE JOB btw

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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by stevegintn » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:09 am

Bungalocity wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:59 pm
OK next you gotta tell us what a royal PITA getting the lid off was even w/2 people, and I assume there's some alignment and adjustment going to happen when reinstalling? Or are the bolts into 2 tidy round holes each. NICE JOB btw
It was so easy, even an Old Marine (and his son) could do it? Lol!

Seriously, it was a lot easier that I thought it would be - but def a 2-man job. We did mark the lid hinge position with a sharpie, but 2 bolts on each side and went back on just as easily.
Steve G.
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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by Bungalocity » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:06 am

So no alignment issues then I guess? That is truly wild. Good to know, it may be way easier to remove the old sticky junk like this as well.
I'll try and kick up the GoPro when I can get a hand, guess it should be about a 15 min. operation for removal

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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by Bungalocity » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 am

I cannot see where the wire goes for the trunk lamp, maybe I'll try and disconnect at the lamp housing itself

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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by tbird » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 am

The trunk light wire goes through the inner structure of the lid and comes out near the hinge, you should find a plug close by. If you check your Jim Osborne Electrical Assembly Manual it shows the routing and plug locations.
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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by stevegintn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 am

tbird wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 am
The trunk light wire goes through the inner structure of the lid and comes out near the hinge, you should find a plug close by.
Oops! - I didn't see a wire on mine, guess I better go back and check?
Steve G.
'62 TBird HT
'61 TBird HT (parts car)
'02 Sportrac 4x4
'49 Ford 8N

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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by Bungalocity » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 pm

HA - well I think if you got the lid off, you would have noticed one connected. Yes, there's a space between the metals near the lock on the lid, and the trunk light mounts there, bare bulb in a little housing. I still haven't seen where a switch would mount for open-lid tho

Still trying to get acquainted with deciphering these schematics and diagrams!

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Re: Deck Lid Weatherstripping Replacement

Post by Bungalocity » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm

Steve and anyone else here, I inaugurated the first post on a new FB Group for DIY Bullet Birds with your success...hope you can join and chime in

https://www.facebook.com/groups/312515822746862/

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