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Window Regulator - New or Rebuild


Hi folks.  Seeking advice again.

I removed the LH window regulator from my 65 Beaumont and discovered that a couple of the rollers are completely worn. I am trying to decide whether to replace the entire regulator with an aftermarket or replace the rollers.  The rollers are riveted in but I think i can work with that.

On one site that sells aftermarket, the reviews of the product were terrible.

Any advice?

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I bought roller kits for my windows and they work fine. Back window ones are different because they pivot. Fairly easy to install.



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I would recommend repairing the original. I saw an aftermarket regulator for a 66 or 67 Beaumont a while ago. It was a very flimsy looking piece compared to the original. The roller job should be easy to do.



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I bought rollers for my Impala from 2 different sources. 

Altha Fasteners 

PO Box 235 

Altha Florida  

32421 US

1-850-762-2179                Note   Invoice dated Mar 14-2007

I ordered 10 pieces (rollers) in the hope they would be correct as I was doing both doors.  

I believe these are the ones that worked for me 

Part #cp 781898   GM window regulator roller.

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H&H Classic Parts 

12325 West Highway 72

Bentonville AR 72712

479-787-6118

info@hhclassics.com

Feb 15 2007

Went to the local machine shop to have the pins peened over properly in the arms. 

Working nicely years later 

Worn out rollers. 

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Cliff 



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Appreciate the replies and information folks. I will check out the two sites and see if I can order them. While I was thinking peening the pins myself, I do like the idea of getting it done at a machine shop.
Thanks again
Kim

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I bought the new rollers/pins and set them myself easy/peasy if you're the least bit creative.



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Thanks Norontcan



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Is it something you can do with a hammer and punch? Grind the end of the punch to the right shape?

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Ya, i am wondering what you guys are doing to squash the end?  any tricks?  does a shop press work? or perhaps a formed die to hold it



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MY BEAUMONT HAS 4 STUDDED TIRES AND 2 BLOCKHEATERS......AND LOTS OF OIL UNDERNEATH



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The head of the rivet is slightly indented into the plastic so you have to have a base that matches the rivet head so as to not disturb the plastic.. The other end of the rivet is slightly cupped. I just used a center punch the first whack and a blunt punch the second whack.
The trick is to get every thing lined up before whacking it.

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Here is a photo of the new roller that I got.   The one to the right is wrong. 

 

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There is a flange on the base of the roller and the piece that needs to be peened over fits through the hole in the arm.  The roller portion fits on one side and the peening is done from the reverse side.

This was for my 67 Impala 



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Hey folks. As an update, I ended up picking up another regulator from a guy in Ontario. Took it to a local sandblasting company and had the rust blasted off of it. The rollers were in good shape. Greased it all up and put it in today. What a difference it makes.
I've ordered the rollers for my original regulator from a local parts store. Once they come in, i'll rebuild it and keep it as a spare.
It's been 30 years since I've done this type of work and its great getting back into it. The pleasant surprise about myself is i'm not as prone to throwing a wrench through the garage window as I may have been tempted to do (or did), in my 20's
Thanks for all the help and advice.
Kim

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Kim, you missed coffee break on Saturday!

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Yes I know.  Sounded like a good social time.



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It was.

Next time?

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I sure hope so.  Like to get to know more of you.

Thanks

 



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