63 ford falcon convertible i have a inch diameter circle in the door above the door handle what is it for?and it is on both doors


Asked by Jun 01, 2013 at 06:41 PM about the 1963 Ford Falcon

Question type: General

3 Answers


I would say it was for a power mirror. Ford had a manual remote mirror setup in the early 1960's (very square & crude looking) that went on the car as an option. All the inner door panels were perforated from the factory where the mirror shaft was supposed to go. If you ordered a remote control mirror, they put the shaft thru that hole. If no remote mirror was ordered, the hole wasn't opened up but still perforated. Thru the years the perforation part of it probably fell out and both were opened up on purpose maybe to install a remote mirror handle and shaft. Look at this door panel below, you will see the perforated area above the handle. Kenny/MrBlueOval


If the holes are capped, I would just leave them alone and keep them that way unless you can find those remote mirrors but they are quite rare and don't look the greatest on those early 1960's Ford. Just keep them capped off like the picture above. Kenny/MrBlueOval

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Its an access hole for the vent window support bolt. On a standard Falcon the door frame holds the vent window in. On a hard top or a vert, there is no window frame. The vent window assembly is bolted into place. If you ever have to remove it, you pop that plug out, and you will see a bolt in there. This has to be removed along with another one down and some screws under the weather stripping to remove the assembly.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Falcon in your area?

CarGurus has 31 nationwide Falcon listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Ford Falcon Questions

Ford Falcon Experts

#1 Troy Witt
Troy Witt
Reputation 470
#2 MrBlueOval
Reputation 340
#3 falconman13
Reputation 120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
728 Great Deals out of 41,504 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Fairlane"
107 listings
Used Ford Galaxie"
122 listings
Used Cadillac DeVille"
2,400 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Thunderbird"
31 Great Deals out of 1,181 listings starting at $6,777