Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
198 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
This may seem a little anal to some but is there a correct position/direction for the side window cranks with the windows in the full up position? I was told interior guys put them horizontal facing the front of the vehicle when the window is up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,138 Posts
I like em about 1 OC when fully rolled up

i dont think theres any rule with it
 

·
Dimples
Joined
·
4,674 Posts
I clock them so that they are parallel with the door handle when the windows are DOWN. I forget where that leaves them when the windows are up, but the windows are almost never up when I drive or show it, so that doesn't really matter to me.

I have a custom door panel now, so the door handle is lower than how I did it with the stock panel, but you still get the idea:

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,963 Posts
It is called "clocking". The Osbourne assembly manual will describe it. Its OK to be anal about it, rather than be surprized by an anal judge.
 

·
Just some guy
67 coupe, 69 Sportsroof, 86 hatchback
Joined
·
20,464 Posts
I'm not all THAT particular about it but if I happen to have things apart on any car I like to put the handles where they are level and pointing straight ahead with the windows up. I don't really know why but I seem to find it pleasing and could care less where they are when the windows are down. It could be because I'm weird. I have the Osbourne manuals but don't recall what they say about it
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
881 Posts
I don’t have my Osborn manuals here, but iirc, the drivers is clocked at 2 and passenger at 10.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,159 Posts
Not an issue, I got electric windows. LOL
 
  • Like
Reactions: elcam84

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,761 Posts
I clock them so that they are parallel with the door handle when the windows are DOWN. I forget where that leaves them when the windows are up, but the windows are almost never up when I drive or show it, so that doesn't really matter to me.

I have a custom door panel now, so the door handle is lower than how I did it with the stock panel, but you still get the idea:

I like the way they match positions.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
376 Posts
I prefer to clock them when windows down, and no more than 9 o clock - so it doesn't jab or hit my leg/knee ;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Garth66

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
881 Posts
Now that you mention it, I think the rationale for 10 & 2 was so they were parallel with the door handle, at least on a 67 with deluxe interior.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
928 Posts
It kinda' depends on when you want to hit your knuckles opening your door. If the knobs end up toward the door handle, then it's skinned knuckles time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,667 Posts
As others said, mine handle & crank in position to not hit my knee. Out of the way when I do have to clutch. Also door handle about same height if it had deluxe panels. Think about same as pics of orig stangs.
 

Attachments

1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top