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Glass hatch
« on: February 02, 2014, 12:42:47 AM »
Does anybody know if a 79 glass hatch will fit on a 73 run about

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Re: Glass hatch
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 12:58:01 AM »
It will not.

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Re: Glass hatch
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 08:25:17 PM »
Just curious, what you say it will not fit?  I put a 79 bobcat full metal hatch on my 72 that I had years ago.  It bolted on just fine.  And other than having the holes for Mercury, it was the same. 
 
Maybe it is because the gasket? The early cars, the gasket was glued in where the later ones had to slip over the pinch weld.  The glass hatch had a special gasket.  He might need to modify the lip to get it to fit.
 
That is the only think I can think of.  In my opinion, the rest of the pieces should bolt in.
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Re: Glass hatch
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 03:39:12 PM »
I think it should fit fine but a few holes may need drilled depending on the upper hinge & prop shocks. The seal should fit the 73
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Re: Glass hatch
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 01:32:48 PM »
I just did the swap to my 77 from a 80 doner car all was ez and gained rer defrost it all plugged into the wiring no splicing good luck!!
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