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dsacton
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dsacton
11-30-19 11:32 AM - Post#2781290    

Hi Folks,

Has anyone ever replaced the plastic wheels in your window regulator? NCA offers a plastic wheel and I think I will buy a set. What have you all done after removing the rivets? I'm thinking about threading some standoffs.

Here's the link to the NCA part. Looks like they include somekind of a plastic thing to replace the stud.

https://www.nationalchevyassoc.com/1074

Thanks,




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rrausch
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rrausch
11-30-19 03:01 PM - Post#2781296    

Is that the original steel slider, or a broken plastic roller? I can't tell from the photo. If it's the steel slider, it should have a leather washer behind the head. These are far superior to any of the aftermarket rollers available. In the glass shop we never replaced these--they are just too dependable and rugged.
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dsacton
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dsacton
11-30-19 04:04 PM - Post#2781301    

It's a broken plastic roller. This is the side that was burned; surprizingly good condition, all things considered. The steel sliders cleaned up very well. But I need to at least replace the rollers.

So do you mean there is supposed to be a leather washer between the roller and the head on the stud? Here's a picture from the other side of the car. Thanks!



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rrausch
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rrausch
11-30-19 10:32 PM - Post#2781316    

The leather washer was only used with the steel slider.
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dsacton
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dsacton
11-30-19 10:54 PM - Post#2781317    

Oh--I think I understand. You mean **instead of** a roller.

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lobucrod
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lobucrod
12-01-19 06:10 AM - Post#2781324    

The black piece that NCA shows is a black colored steel stud.
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rrausch
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rrausch
12-01-19 06:45 AM - Post#2781326    

I believe that black thing is a hollow-end rivet. These hollow-end rivets do not hold up nearly as well as a solid steel rivet, which is what we used in the glass shop anytime we had to change out a roller.
1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.



chevyivar
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12-01-19 02:05 PM - Post#2781338    

Hi.

Im about to install factory power windows in my 54 and swapped out those wheels last week at the same time checking the motors.
I drilled the back side of the rivet, not much- just until i was able to tap out the rivet and wheel, then i swapped out the wheel with a new one, using the same old rivet.
I carefully welded the rivet where i had been using the drill.
A glas of water on the bench cause the plastic dont like heat, you have to be quick.
Worked for me.
Or you can fabricate if you have a lathe;)
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RAM_51
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RAM_51
12-01-19 05:14 PM - Post#2781342    

I like it! Being in Norway, and with not a lot of '53-54 Chevs laying around, that you've devised many little tricks to repair different items. One has to do, what one has to do.
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dsacton
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dsacton
12-18-19 08:49 PM - Post#2782452    

Well, I got the regulator rebuilt. I have to say, I was not impressed with the parts I order from the National Chevy Association. The hollow end rivets would have been fine, except that they were too small for the holes in the regulator. I ended up turning some aluminum sleeves to make up the gap, holding it on by drilling and tapping the stud. It's going to work fine, but it sure would have been nice if they just sold the right part to begin with!


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rrausch
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rrausch
12-19-19 07:24 AM - Post#2782479    

The regulators were made by different vendors, and they probably used different hardware. Let us know how it holds up.
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