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Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton #1241191 Sun Oct 29 2017 05:14 PM
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46Sparky Offline OP
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One of the regulator springs was partially broken and reused by the PO. The problem is the window regulator automatically closes because the spring is wound too tight. I have a replacement new spring to install, but before I go dinking with this a couple of questions.


What is the recommended way to remove the old spring?

What is the recommended way to install the replacement spring.?

Thanks

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241293 Mon Oct 30 2017 04:05 AM
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Mine was riveted in. I drilled them out and used screws to reinstall. Also the after market did not fit. I had to cut some off and bend the end to fit. This is the spring in the area the crank shaft is housed.

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241316 Mon Oct 30 2017 01:36 PM
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Thank you GW! This one doesn’t appear to be riveted on, but attaches on the inner part of the coil to a channel in a protruding cylinder on the regulator and on the outer coil portion with the hooked end of the spring to a lug on another part of the regulator. The coiled spring looks to be under a load at all times, which is why I am wanting to be careful monkeying around with this. Ahh....at least for me, seemingly simple tasks on this learning adventure have more than I am embarrassed to admit have resulted in an adventure best avoided had I only slowed down and asked someone.

I’d post a photo, but apparently IPad software applications aren’t compatible with the posting feature offered here.

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241318 Mon Oct 30 2017 01:52 PM
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Lee, you may have to resize your images to post them. Did you get a “File too large memo” when you tried to upload? If so one of the programs listed in the “Posting images” Policy will cure your problem. I’m just guessing as I haven’t tried to post images from my iPad.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


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Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241354 Mon Oct 30 2017 07:00 PM
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I tried resizing the photos and posting. A message pops up saying words to the effect that the software used is not supported by the Stovebolt host software. My guess is it is a conflict between the Android vs Apple systems?

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241494 Wed Nov 01 2017 12:32 AM
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Update
Replaced the spring using vice grips and cautioning advice from the guys at the body shop. One of the shop guys reported he’d severely cut two fingers removing a similar spring design.

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241497 Wed Nov 01 2017 01:11 AM
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Another job crossed off the list. It won’t be long now.🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241498 Wed Nov 01 2017 01:14 AM
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I sure hope so!

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241523 Wed Nov 01 2017 04:22 AM
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The large counter balance spring did not keep the window up on my truck. I had several and none would hold the window up. It was the small spring in the crank shaft that worked for me.

Re: Window regulator spring ‘46 Chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 46Sparky] #1241565 Wed Nov 01 2017 06:14 PM
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Gene
Discovered this morning that there is still a problem with the crank. I will order a window regulator clutch spring from Chevy of the 40’s. Looks like they are the only ones that carry that part.
Oh well...there are other tasks on the project needing done too, so in the meantime maybe something else will get completed.

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