I want to let people know that the weatherstrip which runs along side the windshield on the 1924 - 1925 closed cars is now available. I have been asked about this part on many occasions but the correct rubber strip has not been available. It was necessary to find a substitute which could be made to work. The new weatherstrip is the correct piece, identical to the original and fits and works just like the original.
This weatherstrip fits into the metal strip which runs vertically along the side of the upper windshield. It seals the opening between the side of the upper windshield frame and the body. It was used on the 1923 - 1925 Fordor Sedan, the 1924 - 1925 Tudor Sedan and the 1924 - 1925 Coupe. It is sold as a pair - one for the left side and one for the right.
This piece can be purchased through Lang's Old Car Parts - part # 18812.
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Great, I can get rid of the pressure cooker seal though it did work. KGB
Dave, that is great news !!! I had to use a substitute when I restored our Fordor 25 years ago. Thank you.
Best regards, John
Great news. I'm glad to hear it is being made. I had a similar problem when I restored my '25 pickup. Every single vendor sold the WRONG rubber strip that went under the lower windshield frame, part number T-7836X. I was disgusted that this was happening, and that not one vendor had ever tried this part on a car to see if it worked! I happened to know a guy that was restoring a '25 touring, and he loaned me an original. There is no pressure on the ends, so I was able to have a die made from that pattern. We've sold hundreds of them since. That is the part that started our parts business. Our motto is 'If it isn't as good as Ford made it, we won't make it'.
Will it also fit 26-27 four door sedans?
Unfortunately no. The 26-27 Fordor Sedan used a different windshield.
It MAY fit the TT Closed cab trucks. They list a different TT part number for it, but that may be the same strip just a different length. If someone has a TT closed cab truck and can see what the weatherstrip looks like maybe we can figure out if it will work.
I am really pleased to see that you have produced this much needed part. Well done! Now I have to spend more money which I don't have......
Take Care, Bill
When we bought our '25 coupe in 1964, it was all original. The windshield rubber between the two glass panes had the lip for one pane glass to fit too and keep the rain out. At the edges I remember the rubber fit over the metal hold down and the screw went through the rubber and was held down to the windshield. Is there a replacement for this so you don't have to glue it to the edges of the windshield?