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Username Post: Flipper's        (Topic#348402)
Andy4639 
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11-26-17 04:52 PM - Post#2715824    

Not real sure about the fix for dad's flippers but I did get them to work for now. I drilled the rivets out and cut some stiff sheet metal and made some new ones for the back of the doors. The rivets I used aren't solid like the factory ones are. The flipper's are working again though but I will try and get dad to just buy the new ones anyway. The passenger side one has a hole in it from someone drilling the hole in the wrong place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOkzsrDz57Y


1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


Edited by Andy4639 on 11-26-17 04:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

acardon 
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11-27-17 08:55 AM - Post#2715912    
    In response to Andy4639

It looks like the back of the door glass needs to be tilted in. It looks like the glass frame is keeping the flipper from closing. There is an adjustment screw at the bottom of the rear run channel in the edge of the door. See video at 31 seconds.

Don
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57 2dr HT (driving)
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Andy4639 
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11-27-17 09:44 AM - Post#2715916    
    In response to acardon

  • acardon Said:
It looks like the back of the door glass needs to be tilted in. It looks like the glass frame is keeping the flipper from closing. There is an adjustment screw at the bottom of the rear run channel in the edge of the door. See video at 31 seconds.



Yea it could be, it's 60 years old so it may be off a little.





1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
Brogie 
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01-05-18 02:39 PM - Post#2720138    
    In response to Andy4639

To me this looks like the flipper is not installed correctly. If there is any bow in the flipper while installing to body will cause this.The flipper needs to remain flat. If you look closely, you will notice a slight bow in the roof line. You may need to install shims between flipper and roof. I had this very same problem and the shims did the trick.
Just my 2 cents worth. good luck



 
Brogie 
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01-07-18 05:50 PM - Post#2720376    
    In response to Brogie


2 Door Hard Top (Sports Coupe) 'FLIPPER' Installation
This instruction assumes you have a good flipper assembly to install, with
all items intact: springs, brackets etc, no loose rivets or broken pieces.
Also that doors are installed & adjusted correctly.
Install & Align Side Windows:
You should start with the Vent glass division bar make it roughly parallel
to the A pillar (windshield post)
Install Door Glass and adjust till you have roughly the same distance
between front top of chrome frame and roof and rear top of chrome frame
and roof, starting with the front of frame being on the same line as the
top of the trimmed vent window assembly. To get the glass up in the back
may require slotting the holes in the door where the regulator counter arm
pivots in the short roller guide that bolts to door in middle of glass
area. Adjust the rear glass run channel (back of door) so that when glass
is up the vertical alignment is as close to parallel as possible to the
division bar and A pillar.
Once you have accomplished this install quarter window and adjust so that
front height matches door glass when up and frames are even when up.
With both door and quarter glass installed, install quarter window seal
and test operation of each window with door opened and closed to be sure
that windows will operate smoothly in all situations. Readjust as
necessary to get smooth operation by each window in all situations.
Once satisfied with window operation, install quarter window roof track,
Check all screw holes for usability & trial fit track before installing
caulk. Install with a single bead of 3M-strip caulk running the full
perimeter of the top of the track, 1/8" back from edge. With quarter
window down, carefully install track in rear guide bracket in body without
contacting caulk with body any more than necessary. Once in, lift track up
to roof and install screws loosely.
Flipper goes around the front of this track so get flipper out and measure
the distance you will need so that flipper will not bind on end of track.
Adjust qtr glass track as necessary but leave screws loose.
Trial fit flipper before putting on gasket or sealer strips. Identify any
problems and adjust quarter glass track as necessary.
Check flipper operation before installing, press down on tab with your
finger, flipper should close fully.
If it does not, work flipper with your hands, make flipper 'door' close
completely without pressing tab. Squeeze back of flipper door tightly
against body of flipper, repeat normal closing by pressing on tab. Repeat
until it closes correctly.
Install flipper with rubber seal on top [trim flange of rubber just over
outside top edge] and a single caulk bead around perimeter as on qtr glass
track. It is OK to put strip caulk on roof rather than the flipper rubber
if you prefer. [Note: that roof mounting surface has a slight curve to it
that will effect the operation of the flipper when it is screwed down
fully.] Place flipper in position on roof with car door open, angled up
toward rear. Slide rear end around front of quarter window roof track,
then lift front into position. Install screws loosely to hold in place
before installing front seal and rear stop. Holes in flipper are slotted
so flipper can be moved in or out. Align flipper by eye, tighten screws,
then carefully and slowly close door [with window down] to check
operation. If front of flipper door is not closed flat against door,
flipper needs to be moved out. If you cannot move it out any further you
will need to readjust division bar at bottom of door to get the 'door' to
close correctly. Once you have achieved this close door carefully to check
rear of flipper door operation. If it is hanging open, see if it is
binding on quarter window roof track. If it is not, loosen middle screws
and close door to see if this removes the problem. If it does it will be
necessary to add more caulk material in the center, do this and retighten
screws. Again close door carefully to check operation. Repeat all steps
until flipper closes correctly. When done correctly, open door, roll up
door & quarter window and recheck by again closing door. Recheck window
alignments in all possible situations; adjust individual items as
necessary. Tighten roof track and flipper, check everything again.
Once you have accomplished all this, install flipper front seal and rear
stop. Remove front flipper screw, install front seal with bulky end
toward front, back of 'L' to flipper inside top & side. Use awl to locate
hole and reinstall screw. Install with a weatherstrip adhesive (follow the
instructions on the tube). The rear stop installs on last flipper mounting
screw, just in front of it with open part of 'U' to the outside.
If you are paying attention to what you are doing and patient enough you
will be able to get these to work properly.




 

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