Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

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Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

Postby ghcoe » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00 am

So I have been meaning to get a rear window/tailgate kit for sometime now. Seems my finances are always going to something more critical. I have been using cardboard to keep the squeaks and rattles down, but I had to replace the cardboard often and always had to hold it in place when raising the window back up.

So I was thinking I needed to replace the cardboard once again when I decided I would try to make a window track with some left over indoor/outdoor carpeting that I had laying around. It has worked so well I think I may never purchase a rear window/tailgate kit....not that I probably would anyway.

So I had already posted this in my build thread, but thought I would share here too. Hope this helps some of you guys out there in my same situation. George.

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Re: Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

Postby candymancan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:55 am

Ill have to try this.. my 90 rattles so bad i have to roll it down and back for it to stop. sqeeks and rattles drive me insaine
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Re: Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

Postby ghcoe » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:14 am

I guess I should mention that I have a manual crank style window. It was quite stiff the first few times I rolled it up so if you have a electric window it might be difficult for it to roll up. With time it has gotten a lot better.
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Re: Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

Postby jsinajeep » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:11 am

I like that. Good idea.

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Re: Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

Postby MadMax78 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:49 pm

Now that’s a great idea. I’ll have to give this one a try.
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Re: Rear Window Anti Rattle/Squeak Idea

Postby ghcoe » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:35 am

Thanks! It has been working out great, so much better than the cardboard that I was using.

Just a update....The window is rolling up and down pretty easy now. I think a good electric motor would work fine now.
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