Rusty window bits

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Rusty window bits

Post by 3DB » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 6:37 pm

Evening all,

I'm not sure what the part is called, but I'm talking about the bits of steel that sit under the window glass to attach it to the regulator mechanism - they are all rusty in my car. I assume it is a result of the seal rubbers being perished, letting water in.

The rust is crumbling off and was sitting in the bottom of the doors, rusting those out too. The doors are all cleaned up and treated now, but the window decay is still in progress.

Has anyone replaced these steel pieces? Is it possible? Or should I be looking for new windows?

Also - the rubber seals....are replacements readily available and any idea of ballpark cost?

As always, any thoughts appreciated.
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Re: Rusty window bits

Post by mathuisella » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 7:48 pm

best bet is to do what i did.

Pry the metal frame from the glass, take out the rubber and remove the glass from it ( no need to take it out of the door though )

unbolt the glass holder and then take it to a workshop and make a new one.

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Re: Rusty window bits

Post by tsharkey » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi Ethan,
Folk have used aluminium channel with rubber to replace the rusted part, attaching the tags that connect to the regulator from the old holder.
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Re: Rusty window bits

Post by 3DB » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:39 pm

thanks guys

the aluminium channel sounds good

and great that the the window can stay in

I will add this to my project list

will be nice to get the door skins back on...kind of sharp driving around without them on
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Re: Rusty window bits

Post by mathuisella » Tue 26 Jun, 2018 6:07 am

How are you going with these windows ?

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Re: Rusty window bits

Post by 3DB » Mon 16 Jul, 2018 7:20 pm

nowhere, unfortunately

door skins are still off

trying to muster time & motivation

I daresay the old bits will crumble completely and force my hand before too long
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1976 W123 300D (weekend warrior on biodiesel)
1995 Holden Rodeo 2.8 factory turbo diesel ute (daily driver...also on biodiesel)
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Re: Rusty window bits

Post by mathuisella » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 8:15 pm

Hey mate, make sure you take dimension measurements before it crumbles into pieces to you can fabricate another one and put a new strip of rubber in it :)

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