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  • Body / Glass: 63 Avanti Door issue?

    Finally had a new regulator installed in driver's side figuring window would finally meet top rubber correctly. Even had experienced Avanti mechanic install it. Much to my surprise he shimmed the top rubber towards the back of the window to make it meet. I really didn't want this to be the answer to the problem. Hinges are good and door meets the front and back of the panels, so what else could be the problem??

  • #2
    There are many adjustments in the Avanti window mechanism. First and fore-most is that the doors be adjusted first. Then, the front channel should be known to be good (vertical run).Then the vent window frame is adjusted to fit the "A" pillar. This includes the striking of the weatherstrip on the "A" pillar and the front of the main seal at the top of the door opening.Next the window tilt is adjusted by the small horizontal track(just above the rectangular opening.This can NOT be achieved if the guide pin is out of the plastic roller, or if the rollers are broken. If the roller is broken in the short guide channel it will have to be removed and one swedged on nut be removed for a new roller to be slid in place. you can tack weld on a new nut after new roller is installed. The tilt of the window is adjusted by this small channel as the mounting holes are slotted. After you get the window adjustment theway you want it in the opening (with the window rolled up) and the gaps at the "B" pillar good,then you adjust the rear track so the window doesn't bind when you roll it up and down. The in and out adjustment doesn't do a whole lot for the in out tilt of the glass when the window is rolled up, but never the less it does contribute. Finally install the top weather seal so it hits the glass frame evenly, and yes this may invlove re-drilling mounting holes and or shimming. The main point is that the rollers must be good, the window fit the opening first(tilt) , and the mechanism roll up and down smoothly before the top weather seal is attempted to be adjusted.
    Bez Auto Alchemy

    "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln


    • #3
      Thorough and clear explanation - thanks for the details.

      jack vines


      • #4
        OLd tread, but anybody know where to get the plastic "guides" that go in the rear track and are on the window frame??


        • #5
          Pictures please, William?
          (read it backwards)

          Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln


          • #6
            Also, does anyone know where I can get a driver's side regulator (manual)? Thanks
            Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
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