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Hi all. I'm looking for the rubber that goes around the rear lip of the convertible top well. The area I'm talking about is circled in red below. I contacted Bud's and he didn't have it, so I'm turning to the experts here to see if any of you have a lead...

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It’s often called a trim stick or trim sticks. Check “convertible top specialists” or hydro-e-lectric. The usual old Ford suppliers may also have it.
 

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can you post a pic of where it goes? i dont recall there being any rubber around the well. maybe i need it too
 

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Might check Steele rubber, tops online or convertible top guys. Might trying calling or emailing one of them. I'm not sure what that is called but it's not a weather strip but a rubber piece just to protect the top from the fastners the screws go into that hold the trim piece on that the boot snaps to. I don't think mine goes all the way around but only across the back below the window section.
I don't do diagrams well but even the book section on putting a new top on that i have doesn't mention that part nor any of the pictures show it. But it is kind of a flat V shape sorta.

Sorry i wasn't much help! But maybe you could find rubber by the foot that would suffice if noone sells it. Seems to me someone must and i just don't know what term to search.
Could be some kind of trunk seal for all i know. :)
 

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can you post a pic of where it goes? i dont recall there being any rubber around the well. maybe i need it too
I'll post a pic if I can, but no promises since my car is in someone else's shop right now. The best I could do was the cartoon above.
 

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It’s often called a trim stick or trim sticks. Check “convertible top specialists” or hydro-e-lectric. The usual old Ford suppliers may also have it.
Thanks for the name, that helps a lot. The rubber piece goes under the the trim stick (aka rear taking rail). It looks like will help keep a little water out when the top is up and/or prevent chaffing of the top.
 

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Might check Steele rubber, tops online or convertible top guys. Might trying calling or emailing one of them. I'm not sure what that is called but it's not a weather strip but a rubber piece just to protect the top from the fastners the screws go into that hold the trim piece on that the boot snaps to. I don't think mine goes all the way around but only across the back below the window section.
I don't do diagrams well but even the book section on putting a new top on that i have doesn't mention that part nor any of the pictures show it. But it is kind of a flat V shape sorta.

Sorry i wasn't much help! But maybe you could find rubber by the foot that would suffice if noone sells it. Seems to me someone must and i just don't know what term to search.
Could be some kind of trunk seal for all i know. :)
Yip, that's exactly it. My original went all the way around the rear tacking rail. It looks like I may just re-use what I have since it didn't fall apart.. but it is a little shoddy.
 

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To me it should be included in the weather stripping set but it's not. Guess it's not technically weather stripping or something. What I'm thinking of is separate from the tacking rail. Going to do some more looking. I just wrestled my boot cover to get it stretched onto the car or i'd take a closer look at it. Still have one or two snaps to go but the sun needs to come out and add some heat!
Take a look at my friend Don's site. Maybe he has something there. I used to work at the swap meet every year with his partner and we sold grommets and rubber. There's all kinds of different types.
 
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