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7/8" rubber body plugs?
« on: March 13, 2017, 09:27:17 PM »
Does Dorman or somebody like them make replacements? Mine are pretty dry rotted away.
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Re: 7/8" rubber body plugs?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 09:05:37 AM »
Do a search on E-gay at ford pinto nos. If that doesn't work, soak them in gasoline if their not cracked. It'll make them soft again for a while after you remove them from the gas. Long enough to reinstall them. Also take a look at Scott Drake automotive group.com,as all ford should be the same(????)
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Re: 7/8" rubber body plugs?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 11:38:03 AM »
Depending on the the plug size/type itself they can total to a rather expensive replacement.  For instance on my Sunbeam Tiger the club has "Trunk Plugs" that are about 6 or 8 plugs.  They cost about $60 for the set because they are a slightly odd size and some people want an "exact" replica of the original..  Even at $3-$4 a piece for generic pugs they can add up when you need a large number of them.  I've resorted to pulling the size I need out of newer cars at Pick Your Part yards. They seem good as new and are a lot cheaper.

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Re: 7/8" rubber body plugs?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »
Steele Rubber supplies several sizes rubber body plugs for Pinto's, did you try their site and do a search on your year, make and model?

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Re: 7/8" rubber body plugs?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 11:57:49 AM »
There are plenty of various size plugs, including 7/8" at (ford pinto body plugs on E-gay) right now! E-gay should be the first place you look for hard to find pinto parts. I get a kickback for that statement. Tell them I sent you.
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