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Door Windows on a 71 in Texas

 
Old 06-03-2019, 08:07 PM
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I am fighting getting the door windows aligned. I have changed the the rear seal but still the window jams at about 80% up on the front seal , I have even removed the SS trim on the door that holds the outer seal but still it bends inward . Is there anyone in North Texas that knows the magic,to getting these things to work? They are power windows in a 1971 Coupe. I am located in Prosper, TX and the car is still on a Quick Lift being put back together.So I am hoping for local expertise.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:35 PM
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Do you have a copy of the 1971 factory Chassis Service Manual, it describes in detail how to adjust the windows.
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Another item that I learned the hard way ($$ wise) the weather-strip some vendors is a soft rubber and thicker than the OEM grade which is a vinyl and thinner. The windows do not drag on the vinyl like the soft rubber. Go take a look at other C3's at clubs or vette repair shops to see the difference. But it still comes down to adjusting the window. If the window is loose the rollers may be worn out and will be very hard to get adjusted. At best on a good day it is a PIA.
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I tried the Willcox way, loosened all the bolts and with suction cups moved the windows close to where they work. The bolt mounts did not wind up where I thought they would be, like the bolts are further in to make the window go out but I will let the windows decide where they want to be. Thanks for the help.
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