Mystery Part: No Clue

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Cratecruncher, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Cratecruncher

    Cratecruncher True Classic

    Location:
    Austin
    Can someone please help me identify what this is and where it goes? It was found lying in the bottom of the front trunk when I bought the car.
     

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  2. MikeHynes

    MikeHynes True Classic

    Location:
    Goodfield, IL.
    Yes, that's a trim piece on the top seal. A '77 that I bought was missing that part and I was able to score a NOS one form Midwest Bayless.
     
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  3. Cratecruncher

    Cratecruncher True Classic

    Location:
    Austin
    Wow, that was quick. Thank you!!! This part has been driving me nuts!
     
  4. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Here's a photo, as it's an annoying little piece of plastic in the corner of the Targa Top, that is easily broken and hard to replace.
    TargaBit.JPG
     
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  5. Cratecruncher

    Cratecruncher True Classic

    Location:
    Austin
    With your help I managed to find it's mirror sibling somehow barely hanging on in the location you pictured. I coaxed both pieces back into their intended shape with a bit of thermal persuasion and will attempt a stronger reattachment in the next few days. I can't believe these flimsy parts are still with my car after 32 years!
     
  6. LarryC

    LarryC LarryC-Albuquerque

    Hmm. I have that part and knew where it went, but could never figure out exactly what that part accomplishes. Any words of clarification?
     
  7. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Judging by its shape and where is it, my guess it would be protect the rubber weather stripping when putting the Roof on, as the motion is down and forward and the rather crude strip along the window edge would rip the rubber to shreds without that little bit of plastic.
     
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  8. Dan Sarandrea (Phila)

    Dan Sarandrea (Phila) Waitin' On Parts...

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hit up the MWB site and you'll find that there are two versions of this item, and early part with a nubby projection on the lower edge, and a later part that looks more like yours, without the nubby projection.
     

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