The outer door belt weatherstrips are an essential component to the door of your Fox Mustang. This piece sits between the glass and the outer door belt molding, and is commonly referred to as the “dew wipes”. The reasons why you want to replace these are pretty obvious... Over the years the rubber dry rots and becomes brittle, and the felt lining on the inside of the weatherstrip wears away which can cause annoying squeaks since the glass is rubbing against the rubber.
Our 5.0 Resto outer door belt weatherstrips are a great replacement and feature all of the same characteristics as the factory pieces. They’re black in color, they’re a direct fit replacement, and they pair great with other 5.0 Resto door restoration parts such as outer door belt moldings, run channel trim, and run channel weatherstrips. These outer door belt weatherstrips fit 1987 to 1993 coupe and hatchback Mustangs as well as 1987 t-top and convertible Mustangs. These will not fit 1988 to 1993 convertible models since those cars had their own unique outer door belt weatherstrip which we currently offer those on the site as well.
Today we’re going to be working on one of our shop cars where we recently restored the entire upper door with new outer door belt moldings, run channel weatherstrips, the run channel trim, roof rail moldings, and we even painted the door frames and mirrors with trim black paint to complete the fresh look.
Before you get started, you’ll need to gather a few tools. These tools include:
Now just to clear the air, we completely removed the side mirror from the car because the door panel was already off of the car. To fully remove a power mirror, you’ll have to remove the door panel to disconnect the electrical connection. Check out our 1987-93 Mustang Door Panel Removal Article if you need some help.
For those of you that have followed us for quite some time now know that we really enjoy the restoration parts. These 5.0 Resto outer door belt weatherstrips are phenomenal and are a must-have for your Fox Mustang restoration project. As always, for the most up-to-date product information, pricing, and availability on anything in the article, please reference LMR.com.
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