68 Window Roller Guide - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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68 Window Roller Guide

I'm hoping you guys might have some experience with this. The rear roller window guide inside my driver side window on my 68 Z24 Sport Coupe has broken causing the driver side window to basically fall back to the rear. I can still roll the window up by hand (while pulling it forward), but can't keep it aligned within the Glass Run Channel in the vent window. I've already torn the inner door panel apart, and it appears that the rear up/down roller is riveted in place and cannot be readily replaced. The 68 assy' manual doesn't even speak to this failure mode (of course). I'm thinking drilling the rivet out and finding a new usable track roller might be the only option, but I'm hoping there might be an easier solution. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

BTW: I've also pulled the wing window assy' out and replaced the glass run channel weather stripping, so that should not be an issue.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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I believe there were a couple of studs spot welded inside the door skin that the mechanism bolted to. One of those may have broken off.

Reattaching it will be an issue if they are on the sheet metal itself a opposed to being part of the door frame. Any welding on the inside of the door skin would ruin the paint finish on the outside.

I remember unscrewing the registers to remove the door glass on a couple of cars so I could use a pull up Plexiglas plastic window that was a bunch lighter. I also remember breaking off one of those spot welded studs by accident, but that is all I remember about it. (other than the blood I shed and the frustration I experienced in trying to get my hands in a hole far to small for me to work with).

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