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Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
#1229809 Sun Aug 13 2017 02:05 AM
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The pivot point on my vent glass broke. I can buy a new vent glass window frame but thought I would see if anyone had ever fixed this problem. Plus, the new ones are chrome and I just need black.

broken vent





Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1229867 Sun Aug 13 2017 03:41 PM
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In a word... Yes.

I even made a new threaded post and welded it on to replace the one one my pass.side frame.


Give me ambiguity
or give me something else
Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
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Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1229921 Sun Aug 13 2017 11:02 PM
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Is this the pivot receiver at upper pivot? The pin is still in tact? ..Tim? Wish there was a better pic or two... of a non broken one. Can't suggest DIY fix without that.

https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/detail/6962/Chevrolet_Pivot_Pin_Vent_Window_Upper.html

https://www.chevsofthe40s.com/detail/11464/Chevrolet_Clip_Vent_Window_Regulator_Spring.html

The long threaded stud at bottom is available.

Last edited by bartamos; Sun Aug 13 2017 11:38 PM.

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Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1229924 Mon Aug 14 2017 12:14 AM
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Is this what you are after? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-54-Chevy-and-GM-Trucks-Vent-Window-Pivots-/352109730133?hash=item51fb601955:g:7zAAAOSwUKxYblhd&vxp=mtr
At least it gives you an idea to fabricate one if you can't buy these.
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Last edited by Greg_H; Mon Aug 14 2017 12:15 AM.
Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1229982 Mon Aug 14 2017 05:26 AM
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Dunno if this helps or not, but when I first bought my '65 C10, the bottom threaded part on the bottom of the vent window frame was broken, but still there.

I took it all out and cleaned up the vent window frame, then had the threaded part welded back onto the bottom of the frame by a professional.

The trick is to know which way the piece fits on, the first time they welded it on backwards, because we had no idea until I went to install it.

I do not remember if I took the glass out that time or not... it may have fell out because the adhesive was rotten. I dunno.

Good luck,

-W


Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1230005 Mon Aug 14 2017 01:20 PM
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Here is a better pic of the part that is broken. It's so small and thin I don't think I can mig weld it.

broken vent

What is should look like

good vent

Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1230066 Mon Aug 14 2017 09:34 PM
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Maybe I don't see this clearly yet but. Of course you can weld it. That is plenty thick. Why not? Come on, Just weld it and then work it back to the configuration by die grinding and/or drilling. You have NOTHING to lose, by trying, if you are going to throw it away. You need to remove the glass.
Can you cut back past the half hole, then make a piece with a hole drilled in it and weld it on. You should probably have the two pieces (frame and glass frame) "mated"/held together and pivot pin in hole, stud mounted with spring and nut.... as you weld. Tack and test rotation, then final weld.

Option 2.
You can grind off the entire remaining piece, make a whole new piece and weld or rivet it on. Where is everybody's will power? This is a piece of cake compared to many other fixes. Push the go button.

Option 3.
Wait for a painted one on Ebay to appear. One will, eventually..........or on here as Tim suggests.

Your added pictures are appreciated but way to far back from subject area.



Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1230112 Tue Aug 15 2017 01:00 AM
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I was way off. I thought the threaded stud on the bottom was what was broken.

Re: Broken vent glass pivot point. Can it be fixed?
gsharum #1230130 Tue Aug 15 2017 01:57 AM
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Took me some time to zero in also. I'm not positive about my suggestions even now. But that is because I don't have an AD to look at.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


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