Side windows - Plastic pins?

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  1. Sallythe71

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    Hey y’all,
    My side windows were out of alignment, so I popped off the door panels, and it looks like someone decided to keep them on the channel with a bolt and some washers... Bought some new plastic pin/grommet/clip things from Melvin’s, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how they attach. Just pinning the glass and channel together isn’t nearly a tight enough fit, and they just pop right out. Further research yields tales of something with a center pin? How exactly do these guys go in? Or did I get the wrong part?
     

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    Acornridgeman MCCI Wisconsin State Rep Moderator Supporting Member

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    Those are the right ones. The steel slider bar has a hole that should match the glass holes (not all years are the same so model years matter). If you want to be really correct there is a small pad of tar paper that is at that spot too …. like a big postage stamp with the hole in it between the 2 parts to stop the glass from rattling.

    Just reach in there and get the steel bar and window pressed together and then work the retainer into the hole with the pin out as in the picture. Insert it from the glass side into the bar. When everything is together and you are squeezing the parts together, press the pin into place to lock it all together. No tools are needed to assemble, just a good squeezing grip.


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    The pin being the large plastic cylinder portion sticking out of the plastic bushing? Doesn’t seem to move if I put force on it, is the plastic supposed to be two pieces?
     
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    The piece you are calling the bushing and the pin are 2 pieces and can be separated from one another, it usually takes some force to push the pin in, like using a drift punch and hammer. Try and make the pin go in before you put it on the window frame and take it apart again it just may be too tight for its own good and needs to be worked free
     
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    Excellent! Didn’t wanna force it too hard if it wasn’t supposed to be two pieces.
     
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    Also, look at the attachment points. One on mine was slotted, while the rest were round. I seem to recall that being one of the holes in the track. If you find that, anchor the first pin at the location where the hole in both pieces are round. That positively locates the glass in the right spot. Then finish by pinning the location with the slot. The location with the oval slot is there to allow the glass and the track to expand and contract at different rates with temperature. It is there to keep from putting a strain on the glass.
     

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