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Username Post: 58 impala door window channel        (Topic#346974)
VIN 58 
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09-04-17 06:15 AM - Post#2706653    

I just installed the new window and frame. Is the frame supposed to be flush with the top of the door? Mine sits up in the back by about a half inch. I tried adjusting the cam screws but its hitting the lower stop.
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09-13-17 11:50 AM - Post#2707571    
    In response to VIN 58

Vin,

I ran into the same thing when I fit my driver's door glass. I tried to do some adjusting and found that with the window fully down the back half of the glass was just above the door trim. I think it's because the shape of the door(s) is lower in the rear than the front half (by design) and the glass being a leveled rectangle shape it just ends up that way?



 
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09-14-17 10:40 AM - Post#2707642    
    In response to FiftiesMan

This past weekend I was at a show and looked at a 58 and the window was flush at the end. So I compared my old frame with the new one and found the mounting holes on the rear tab were off about a 1/4 of an inch. So I called the place I got them from and found out the vendor who made them screwed up. so I'll drill 2 new holes and try again. Thanks for the input. Vin



 
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09-15-17 05:40 AM - Post#2707721    
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Vin,

Doesn't the tabs at each end of the bottom of the window frame have notches (along with the holes) in them so that the channel bar (roller guide bar) can be mounted to the window frame assembly by the two screws at each end? If the holes were drilled a quarter inch out then how can the regulator bar get inserted into the tabs on the window frame? Because the tab notches and the holes are suppose to be in line with each other.



 
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09-15-17 07:37 AM - Post#2707727    
    In response to FiftiesMan

That is true so I had to mill the slot the same amount that I moved the holes. I'll be installing it tonight let you know how I made out.



 
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09-15-17 09:47 AM - Post#2707732    
    In response to VIN 58

I'm thinking of milling the thick rubber block in the door down a little to bring the window down. But, I'm going to wait to see how you make out first.



 
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09-15-17 03:36 PM - Post#2707751    
    In response to FiftiesMan

well I just finished installing it and when its down its just above the top of the door and it even goes up and down a lot easier. If you want to try doing this I have the dimensions for the hole locations and the notch that has to be milled.



 
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09-19-17 06:30 AM - Post#2708114    
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Vin,

Sure... I'd like to see what you had to do to make the window fit the door opening properly. Which vendor were your after market window frames from? I purchased mine from Auto City Classics.



 
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09-21-17 02:30 PM - Post#2708418    
    In response to FiftiesMan

Thats where I bought mine from. How are you planning on drilling the holes and adjusting the tab or slot for the roller track? If you have access to a bridgeport miller than the tab is 1.312 from the bottom from there you can attach the track and transfer the holes to the new location.



 
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09-26-17 05:20 AM - Post#2708882    
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Vin,

I'm probably going to just slightly trim down the thick rubber block in the door to allow the window frame to line up with the top of the door trim.



 
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