my front 2 window winders are bout to break soon as it takes 2 arms to operate now! i was wondering how to replace them, there looks like pop rivets in there? can u get new regulators from ford still. the shaft that sticks out wobbles around bout 15mm side to side!!
well unless sunny sells me some, ill go have a look at the wreckers tommorrow.
the glass feels tight in the guides too, would these need replacing? should i try and get the whole system from the front door
The pop rivets holding the winders in are actually pop rivets.
They are called a trifold or multi-grip dependant on manufacturer.
The mandrel cuts the body of the rivet into three sections as it is drawn in by the rivet tool.
The rivets used on the doors are 6.4mm (1/4") and only source for small quantities (3 or 6 or so) is Ford spares.
Normally, smallest quantity from fastener distributors is 100.
(about $1.00 ea from Ford and about 25c ea in qty of 100).
The only real issue is the pop-rivetter itself as tools that would do 1/4" rivets are usually priced in the $100s of dollars.
Total Tools did have a large handle type rivetter for around $55 and these were OK for this type of task but they seemed to have run out of stock in most of their stores.
To get a quantity of these rivets contact Textron (Rowville), ask for Ford door rivets, they will advise the partnumber, they will advise of a distributer in your area, contact the distributer and order the rivets thru them.
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with the pop rivits i had them too and they confused the fuk outta me. i just got rid of em and whacked in the proper size nut an bolt to fiz the problem, very easy solution, picked them up at bunnings real cheap!
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You can still buy them new from ford. What you are after is a 'Window Winder Regulator'. I think from memory they are about $70ish each, so they're not cheap (but it could be worse - you could have electric windows!)
If it was me, though, I'd be just going for some new ones as there's no guarantee that one you get s/h won't do the same thing after a couple of months.
As for the rivets, the easiest way (unless you have one big-ass pop riveter!) is to just drill them out and use some short bolts.
I used nyloc nuts too - just to be safe.
I did the same thing, drilled out those stupid things and used bolts. Should have seen how the wrecker got the regulator out..... angle grinder and a cold chisel. I walked out of there with half the friggen door attached to the regulator!!
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