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              Air -- we all need it to breath, to keep the inside of our trucks from smelling like a landfill and to keep our dogs happy. But what do you do when it takes more effort to merely roll the window down than to keep a politician's hand out of your pocket? Or maybe you need to replace the glass altogether. We've got some tips from Tab and Tom Rossman that may help out.

Window Regulator Help   Advance Design Trucks Window Glass Removal
From Tab
August 2010
From Tom Rossman

If the windows on your old Chevy or GMC truck are hard to roll up, you may be interested in this quick fix.

The driver side window on my '62 3/4-ton stepside was nearly impossible to roll up and the passenger side was beginning to act up, too. I removed the inside panel of the door to access the gear mechanism which is a sealed unit. I decided to drill a small hole in the housing then sprayed some WD-40 inside. Now it rolls up with minimal effort. I wish that I had done this years ago.

Here are scans from Servicing Chevrolet Truck Cabs (1947-1948) regarding removal of door glass. Four steps:

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