Tailgate window repair

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  1. Paladin62

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    My tailgate window is no longer going up/down smoothly. I suspect that the nylon rollers are broken or worn. ( I haven't opened it up yet) I went online to try and find a repair kit.

    No luck. I called Ecklers...no luck. Anyone know a vendor where I can find the replacement parts? 1960 Chevy
     
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    I took off the cover to the tailgate window mechanism. The rollers are ok...There's a tab attached to the chrome window frame at the bottom. It has rusted through and fallen off! Not sure of how to repair this one. Considering epoxy.

    I went on the internet looking for a frame...no luck.

    Any advice?
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Have you tried lubricating the regulator? Is this a stupid question?
     
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    There are NO stupid questions...I ask them all the time...However lubricating is not the answer. The tab is rusted through and must be reattached...

    I went to three machine shops to see if I could get one fabricated...No luck. The last guy said were it not that the metal was curved, he could do it.

    Haven't found one on the internet either. But, there is an old classic car junk yard about 100 miles from me...I'm gonna cruise up there and see if they have one that's not rusted...

    Wish me luck
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Fingers crossed. Bring your camera. Junk yards are cool!
     
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    I searched for a replacement window channel. No luck. I ended up fabricating a strip of steel to patch the channel. I cut away the rotted section, then welded in the patch. It works fine now.
     

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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    I find it funny that no one at the machine shops could figure that out. Must a been a bunch of knuckle draggers incapable of thinking outside the box. Great job! Better pictures!:thumbs2:
     
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    Yeah, I took it by the shop that "couldn't do it" and showed him the finished product...I think he may have learned something...
     

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