Post Number: 24
|Posted on Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 02:08 am: |
Odd question! What holds the top of the rear window lift chain rail (on a 78 Shadow) to the door? I can't find a bracket or any attachment points on the rail itself or on the door!
Post Number: 1404
|Posted on Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 03:50 am: |
You should see a two vertical slots adjacent to small holes for self tapping screws. The chain rail is held by a leather strap. The picture below is from the front door of a 74 SY1, but I believe the rear door is the same.
How did you secure the gear wheel to the spindle?
Post Number: 25
|Posted on Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 10:12 am: |
Thanks Geoff. As always, perfect!
I haven't worked on the securing the gear wheel/spindle. Hopefully, I will have an answer this coming week. I will definitely update.
Post Number: 26
|Posted on Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 - 12:22 pm: |
Today, I had a machine shop drill a hole through the gear wheel and spindale. They then put in a self-tapping screw in which the head of the screw fitted flush with the spindle. They also flared the other end so it absolutely would not
I used a new strip of leather to attach the chain rail to the frame (as you suggested).
After getting everything back in, the glass moved up/down very smoothly but very slowly. Thinking about your "window brake solenoid" comments in another thread, I removed the solenoid completely. The glass now goes up/down extremely fast with no resistance whatsoever. I am now thinking I should remove the brake solenoids on the other windows! What a dramatic change! The window now is as fast as a new 2016!
Thanks again for your awesome help!
Now, to the next project which seems like a big one: getting the front seats to work!