Feb 1st, 05, 04:23 PM
I have been trying to figure out what parts to order to fix my rear quarter windows on my '69 convertible. The windows role up, but you have to help them by pushing the window toward the rear of the car. I am guessing I need to order some of the plastic parts, but am not sure where to start. Any suggestions? Cheers. Dan
Feb 1st, 05, 05:33 PM
Most of the plastic rollers are available and not expensive. Plus you may have a bent roller guide that can be fixed by just bending it back in shape with pliers or something. Take it out, clean it up, replace rollers and make sure nothings bent, then relube everything and you should be good to go.
Feb 2nd, 05, 04:37 PM
Thanks Jonesy. Now to figure out how to remove it! I think I need to order the fisher manual.
Feb 7th, 05, 03:42 PM
Take apart one side at a time so you have the other side to compare to. They are fun to get out.
Feb 7th, 05, 05:38 PM
Sounds like your lower rollers are broken, which is very common. When the windows aren't lubed up, there's a lot of stress on that bottom point. Then that plastic roller breaks, and the start flopping forward and need to be held up to roll them up.
I'm pretty certain you can replace the lower roller without removing everything. I had to do that on my 68 when I bought it in 1995, and I don't think I pulled the glass or tracks out.
I'll bring the Fisher manual in tomorrow and scan the page you need and post it on my Photobucket. I'll let you know when it's up.
Feb 8th, 05, 03:54 AM
They are knuckle scratchers to get out but once out you will cure alot of issues by cleaning them up and putting on new plastic rollers. Here are 2 pics I took when doing mine. Take note of the 4 adjustment slots too. The slotted bolts that go in these holes also move the window 'in and out' in addition to 'up and down' on the frame. There is alot of adjusting you can do for the perfect fit. Local glass shops have the tool to remove the glass from the frame, or others have built their own tool.
[ 02-08-2005, 06:10 PM: Message edited by: click ]
Feb 8th, 05, 02:56 PM
Any special type of lube to use?