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1962 Lincoln
Continental Convertible
Top Interference Repair

Early 1962 Convertibles needed a few adjustments

On some early 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertibles, built prior to November 16, 1961, there was an issue where the spare wheel and stowed convertible top assembly may interfere with each other. This condition could cause the convertible top No. 1 roof bow to bend, a malfunction of the convertible top mechanism, air and water leaks along the windshield header and poor sealing along top edge of front door glass, and gouged or worn scuff pads on the luggage compartment floor.

The repair involved removing some excess sound deadener and trimming and relocating sections of the luggage compartment floor covering. This shows just how close the clearances were in the luggage compartment when the top was lowered.

It's likely that most existing cars have had this repair done at one time, however with restorations, it's possible that some may not be aware of this potential issue when replacing sound deadener and luggage compartment liners with new or reproduction parts.


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