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Vent window releases #1308556 Thu Apr 25 2019 08:23 PM
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Apache1 Offline OP
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On the '59 model...what holds the vent window releases in place? I was going down the road the other day and the drivers side release was about to fall off its post. So happens the passenger side is the same way. I don't see a set screw. At the moment not sure what GM had in mind.?????????????


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Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308569 Thu Apr 25 2019 09:42 PM
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tinnerjohn Offline
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The vent handle is held on with a small roll pin and typically there should be a wavy spring washer (can't remember the correct name) that puts enough pressure on the handle to prevent it flopping around. Its possible the handle and or pivot is worn, but its probably a broken or missing washer. John

Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308573 Thu Apr 25 2019 09:52 PM
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If you need a spring washer, and cannot easily find one, Here are some sources.

A hardware store might have it?


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Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308685 Fri Apr 26 2019 08:34 PM
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Apache1 Offline OP
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Thanks fellows...I will take a few pics of exactly what I have...or maybe not have. For sure I have no roll pins, springs or washers.

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Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308687 Fri Apr 26 2019 09:01 PM
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Apache1 Offline OP
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Not sure where a roll pin, and a spring washer are incorporated to correct this problem. Help....

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Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308702 Sat Apr 27 2019 12:22 AM
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tinnerjohn Offline
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I can't tell for sure from the pics, but it looks to me like the handle has a chunk missing and the pivot may be worn. Its probably the shadow or angle, but the saddle looks sprung or bent in also. The spring washer would go on the pivot, then the handle goes on. The roll pin would go thru the handle and ride in the groove on the pivot, holding the whole shootin' match in place. John

Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308715 Sat Apr 27 2019 06:04 AM
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The spring washer is called a "wave washer", usually found in the Dorman parts cabinets at better parts stores, along with the roll pin.
It also looks like theres a piece missing from the handle.
Good Luck,

Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308722 Sat Apr 27 2019 01:11 PM
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Apache1 Offline OP
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Hummmmmm….well I believe I'll take a look at a parts catalog to make some comparisons if that's possible. Thanks for the time.


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Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308818 Sun Apr 28 2019 07:05 PM
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Apache1 Offline OP
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10 bucks a piece from the Truck Shop...includes roll pin and spring washer, what a deal!

I'll take 2 please....

Last edited by Apache1; Sun Apr 28 2019 07:06 PM.

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Re: Vent window releases [Re: Apache1] #1308941 Mon Apr 29 2019 04:53 PM
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tinnerjohn Offline
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Sounds like you found what you need. Put a dab of white grease on the pivot before you put handle on. If you start the roll pin in the handle before you put it on the pivot you have one less part to juggle. The best way I've found to finish the roll pin install is to squeeze it in with a pair of Channellock type pliers. Good Luck John


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