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Technical 55-57 Chevy window regulator replacement

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bird man, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
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    Bird man
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    Working on the front glass of a 2 Dr Hardtop, pieces are the same as the covert The regulator seems to be buggered so I am looking at reproductions.
    Any recommended brands or maybe more importantly, brands to avoid?
    It will be out soon so I can evaluate further and plan from there.
    Danchuk has some worthy Youtube vids so that should help...
     
  2. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    If the crank end is buggered. If you can find another reg. that you can switch the crank out. Repop regs just don't work as well as the real ones. The crank from a four door will work. How about a picture.
     
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  3. Dan Glover
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    I can normally repair an OEM regulator, but it may cost more than an after market unit.
     
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  4. Bird man
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    The regulator really looks pretty good, the issue seems to be a rusty & binding spring.
    I think a good soak to remove the rust & then a good lube should solve the prob...
    & Dan, a rebuild of an OEM part would money well spent in my experience.
     

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  5. Dan Glover
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    Soak it in Evap O Rust. You will be amazed.
     
  6. Dan Glover
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    I would get the big one. Link here.
    You will need it Im sure.
    It grakes down fast. Use what you nerd and dont put your parts in the new bucket.

    https://m.northerntool.com/shop/too...uyRCJsm2UIa3vZFjef6p1OfBc4Ysw9akaAjlvEALw_wcB
     
  7. Dan Glover
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    Before and after.
     

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  8. Dan Glover
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    Lots of work


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/kr5LH2Gm9bX8XfWh6
     

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