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A light coating of truck bed liner would look good as well. Spray it on if you don't want too much texture, or roll it on in thin coats. The stuff is super strong and you won't have to worry about starring any paint from rock or debris.
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tonight is too busy with kids stuff

I just got my new ones today... and will post some photos alongside the old ones maybe tomorrow evening
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While I dont have any photos, I can tell you that these are exactly the same as the originals. All the holes are in the same spots and everything. Very nice reproductions.

Dont forget to order the rubber seal/flap kit when you order these items. I pulled out the old steel staples and attached mine with black weatherstrip adhesive.

I am going to install them as they are. If I change my mind and think they need undercoating or something else, I can always do it later.

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One of these large plugs will be needed for the right panel. The rubber plug in my original panel fractured like a piece of hard candy when I went to remove it.


rubbertherightway.com looks like a car parts site. I dont see these items offered in any T-bird catalogs.




Body Plug - 1-3/8" SM HOLE - 1-3/4" HEAD - RUBBER








Body Plug - 1-3/8" SHEET METAL HOLE - 1-3/4" DIAMETER HEAD - MADE OF RUBBER. Sold individually. MADE IN THE USA.
PART #: 20-018X
Price: $2.90 ea.
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You might also try the Steele Rubber Company!
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one side is done.... it's hard to get a decent picture of the panel.
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I need to order front fender splash shields since both were missing on my car so will probably order from The Bird Nest.

Also wondering if anyone sells the other front splash shields and seals? The ones that are in front of the front wheels protecting the headlight and parking light housings.

Once I clean all the undercoating off, mine might be salvageable, but wondering if any vendors carry or if the salvage yard might be my only option.

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I believe partsetal on this site has them available for purchase
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The front splash shields are not being reproduced. Normally they don't rot out like the rear ones do. Once you clean all the undercoating off you may find that they are in pretty good shape. If they are too far gone The Bird Nest also sells used parts. I would ask them when you order the other ones. As mentioned Carl Heller (partsetal) probably has some used ones too.

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Looking GOOOOOD!
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