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Username Post: Rear Quarter Window Help        (Topic#357776)
belairbob50 
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08-24-19 05:01 AM - Post#2773934    

I need some advice from someone who has adjusted the rear quarter windows in a 1949 to 1952 hardtop or convertible. The only printed help I can find is a Fisher Body Service Bulletin that explains the adjustment. It was not very helpful to me. The window is very hard to lower and raise. It seems to bind no matter which way it is adjusted. Before I elongate the holes to lower the entire assembly, what did you do?

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kensluys 
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kensluys
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08-25-19 12:06 PM - Post#2774009    
    In response to belairbob50

I wish I could help with this one, but my rear quarter windows on my 1951 Bel Air did not have a binding problem.

Can you describe a bit more about the binding? Is there something in particular that you can tell is tight, or binding? Like perhaps when the window frame enters the stainless trim at the top of the window? Or the guide "fingers" at the rear of the window frame that slide along the track which is down in the drainage pan under the window? Or perhaps the winding mechanism might be in need of lubrication? As I recall, there are a couple of brass bushings that the pivot for the window ride in. Maybe this area needs to be lubricated? I'm really guessing here.

Here's a photo that I took when I removed my window and mechanism. Those are the only things I can see where a hard-rotating issue might happen.



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1951 Bel Air - January build date.


 
belairbob50 
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08-25-19 08:07 PM - Post#2774043    
    In response to kensluys

Ken, I was able to figure out how to adjust the window. In the photo I posted, there are three bolts on a triangular shaped plate. The one on the top right is the pivot bolt. The one on the top left adjusts the window "in and out" and the bottom one adjusts the window"up and down". My problem now is the window does not touch the "fuzzy" weather strip on the top of the rear quarter. If I adjust the window "out", it starts to bind. Even though the entire rear quarter was replaced with a NOS quarter, these so called NOS panels were not as good as what was used on the assembly line. I think the damaged or non perfect pieces ended up in the replacement parts department and since they were brand new, they were sold as replacement NOS parts. Just my opinion.

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kensluys 
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kensluys
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08-25-19 10:10 PM - Post#2774046    
    In response to belairbob50

Mine are pretty close to the fuzzy mounted to the rear panel. I'm not sure that they really have to be, though.

Have you remounted the inner garnish molding below the rear windows? There is another fuzzy mounted there. If you have, how do they look in relation to the window frame?

As I mentioned before, I am afraid I can't be of much help. It could very well be the new quarter panel, as you are thinking.

1951 Bel Air - January build date.


 


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