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Old 03-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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On my 01 mustang convertible the glass window is coming detached from the top. What are some good ways to repair it without spending an arm an a leg? ?

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Rubber caulk.

Haha. I don't really know, I have a coupe
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Everyone I have talked to tells me get a new top with plastic window. ..

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Too expensive for me. I'd be doing some ghetto repairs before is even consider buying a new too.
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That's what im thinking

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On my 01 mustang convertible the glass window is coming detached from the top. What are some good ways to repair it without spending an arm an a leg? ?

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I have been told in the past by a convertible top shop that you must replace the whole top or you could blow the back window right out of the car while driving with the top up and windows down. The rear window is stitched right into the top. This is only what I have been told.
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Everyone I have talked to tells me get a new top with plastic window. ..

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I guess I will be the only person telling you glass, not plastic. All of my convertibles have always had glass rear windows with defrosters. I just don't care for the look of plastic rear windows, especially after they get some time on them. They just look cheap and eventually beat up. People who have them usually have tape all over them also.
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I know the plastic is stitched in the glass is glued in

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I know the plastic is stitched in the glass is glued in

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Hmmm, they told me my glass was stitched in. I know the needle isn't going through the glass, but I think the top is stitched tight around the glass also helping to hold it in place. I'm not talking Mustang either, I am talking '95 T/A, but I was led to believe all glass rear window ragtops are the same. I know it does look like there is also glue holding it in place, but they said that glue can let loose and blow the window out of the car.
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I'm telling ya, just caulk that ****er in there and call it a day.
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I'm telling ya, just caulk that ****er in there and call it a day.

You don't have a convertible (I'm guessing never did), you admit you don't know, you'd rather do a ghetto repair instead of spending money to do it properly, your sig says you are new to cars...I think our members deserve better advice than that. He's asking a serious question about a car he owns and a decision he will need to live with from both a function, appearance and safety standpoint.
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I did mine myself, my top was 14 years old and I figured it deserved a brand new one. Plus the sun dulled it, winters and ice broke it in sine areas and I also had the same problem you did. Btw there is no quick fix nor cheap for that matter. One the glass detaches it's gone and even if you glue it back water and other elements are going to get in there and slowly but surely remove any adhesive you put. Speaking from experience. I highly suggest getting a new top + glass rear for $300 and install yourself if you feel comfortable. It's very straight forward but you just need the tools (staple gun), time and another person to help. Took me 10 hours and saved me $800 labor at a upholstery shop.
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They make some nice colors and patterns in duct tape now . Just kidding. I've also heard that you would need to replace the whole thing. I also heard the issue with convertibles about the top shrinking too.
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You don't have a convertible (I'm guessing never did), you admit you don't know, you'd rather do a ghetto repair instead of spending money to do it properly, your sig says you are new to cars...I think our members deserve better advice than that. He's asking a serious question about a car he owns and a decision he will need to live with from both a function, appearance and safety standpoint.

And molded, flexible, clear caulk isn't functional? Lol. I'm just presenting the cheapest way to solve a problem, because Lord knows I'm broke just about 24/7. But no, I don't have a convertible. Specifically because of all of these $100 "cheap quick fixes" still too expensive for me. No hate though. We're all stang owners here. Chill.
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