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    Yesterday I put the door glass and new felts in my Victoria. The driver side glass is hard to raise and wants to come up up crooked, lower on the back side. I lubed the channels with graphite but it still is the same. Any ideas?

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    Are the top corners slightly rounded, so they don't snag on the felt channel lining?

    Any pictures of the lower channel and mechanical parts?

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    • #3
      I like to spray up the runs / felt channels real good with silicone spray and a straw. This may not be the cure for your issue but it's good practice
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        Tom, the corners are rounded. I dont have any pics but both right and left sides looke the same.

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          I maneuver the glass channel in and out where it binds, to see if the channel web needs to be shimmed at the door . Thin poster board or cardboard often works. Haven't had much success with lubricants which gum up the felt. Also check the felt channel run rivets at the clips. Our slant window has retaining channels which can get misaligned or the tack welds fail. I had the latter causing binding and resulting cracked glass. Once fixed, glass was very smooth and didn't rattle.
          Last edited by plyfor; 12-16-2017, 07:08 PM.

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          • #6
            Is the glass the correct width??
            Paul in CT

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            • #7
              Get a piece of 1/4 X 2 flatbar,smooth the edges and use it to 'seat' the channel

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              • #8
                Vaseline is DADS friendHe may recommend that

                SA K-soonouut
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #9
                  Paul, The glass is the correct width and after several shots of dry graphite and some red grease on the regulators they are getting easier to operate. Mitch, I don't even wanna ask what dad does with the Vaseline..... At my house we use to put it on the bedroom doorknob to keep the kids out. Today I got the rear quarter and back glass installed they went in and operate with no problems. Thanks to all who have replied.

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                  • #10
                    When I bought my pickup, the windows just absolutely refused to cooperate. New regulators and channels solved the problem. The regulators that were there didn't look all that bad, they just didn't work. They were made by Vintique. My new regulators were make by Snyder's and work much better. Even the new channels needed to be shimmed as mentioned above to make them work effeciently.
                    Alaskan A's
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                    Model A Ford Club of America
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