Author Topic: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?  (Read 2097 times)

Offline Scaryfastatx

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Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« on: October 18, 2021, 12:22:13 PM »
I have been looking all over, and cant find this part, its the lower channel that goes behind the arm rest

I rolled down the window and the window fell off the rear channel, pulled apart the door and saw it was missing the channel

its the one I am pointing to in the picture attached, but I need the driver side

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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 02:44:23 PM »
There is not a rear channel behind the arm rest. The thing your finger is on is the channel of the window regulator. It is likely that either the channel on the glass is loose, regulator wheels are worn, damaged or missing, regulator is misaligned, front channel/vent window assembly is misaligned allowing the window glass to fall

You are not like to find this channel as a separate piece because it is riveted to the regulator assembly.
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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 03:56:07 PM »
it looks like its spot welded to the inner skin on the door in 2 places behind where the arm rest sits

I looked in the bottom of the door and its not there, figured if it did fall out it would be down there but no luck

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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 06:04:45 PM »
Sorry for the confusion. I realized you were talking about the regulator channel. If the channel doesn't look rusted out broken or bent then it is still likely when rollers that are the cause. I would replace all three of them at the same time.
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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2021, 08:56:26 AM »
No worries, yeah I think it was just broken out. I haven't had any luck finding one either, guess I'm gonna take measurements and see if I can make one on the sheet metal brake at work

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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2021, 10:22:31 PM »
I would love to have a brake! All kinds of metal tools but a brake and sliproll are no in the mix...yet ;)
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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2021, 08:12:10 AM »
We have a pretty decent fab shop for the engineers and a CNC and a commercial 3d printer that we can request stuff be made from the machinist

The bad part is some morons from the marketing department heard about it, went and started cutting wood in there and not cleaning up, the shop manager finally locked it down when they broke some stuff  :-\

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Re: Where to find lower wind guide track/channel?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2023, 02:32:58 PM »
Well, I was never able to get my hands on this piece, I found a junk yard that had a bunch of squares, and I talked to them and they cut a rusty door up and pulled out the channel for me, but after trying a lot to get them money, they stopped answering me

Long story short, I ended up just buying a window sash/channel

I cut it up and left some margins on both sides, and drilled some holes and its good as new!