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EFV-8 Club Forum / New 1940 Ford Book / 1940 DeLuxe Convertible rubber horn grommets

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06-23-2019 @ 7:47 AM
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Are these one piece, or cut, so you can get them onto the horn? If one of them is one piece (like in the part photo online at mac's), how would a person get it onto the horn flute???

Regards, Steve Lee

06-23-2019 @ 1:27 PM
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I make a single cut through the grommet with a box cutter.

06-23-2019 @ 3:50 PM
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On Mac's ,and Carpenters catalog, I see these grommets are one piece, which would mean that you have to take the trumpets off to install them. I see no way to remove the trumpets. If you have to cut them , in one place on each, where is the best place to put the cut?
I installed w/shields on VW bugs in the 60's.The way to get the w/shield rubber on the car properly, was to set the glass, w/ rubber on it, on the lower edge of the metal opening- w/ the rubber in and out of the metal, and have a lubricated cord already installed all around the groove in the rubber. When you pulled the cord from the inside, moving it along said rubber, it pulled the inner rubber lip into the inside of the metal lip, leaving the outer rubber lip on the outside of the metal. I used to do that total install in about 20 minutes. Book time for getting the glass, set up, install, and cleaning the glass was about 1 hour! This cord trick might work on horn grommets!?

Regards, Steve Lee

06-23-2019 @ 4:05 PM
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Mike "kubes,"It looks like they are made in one continuous circle. I don't see any way that the horn trumpets can be removed from their base. I would guess then, that they have to be cut? One cut on each one? If that is true, what is the best place to make each cut; Where on the long one, and where on he short one???

What a headache this is, and has been!!, but I only want to do t it one way- THE RIGHT WAY!! There is a right way, and a wrong way, to do everything; and I always want to do things the RIGHT WAY!! Anal, yes.. but that has gotten me a lot of rewards in life!!

Regards, Steve Lee

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