Front vent window pivot bolts

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Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by Swbtwo » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:15 pm

For a 1986 GW. The bolt/pin on mine is rusted and broken.
1986 Grand Wagoneer
1982 J10 4.2 equipped, 4 speed
South East USA

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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by Tripwire » Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:06 pm

Its actually not broken likely, mine were the same , it that where its connected to the frame is rusted out, I fixed mine by tack welding where it attaches. Its a royal PITA to get the window and its hardware out....so your gonna want this REAL bad

steve
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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by Swbtwo » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:10 pm

Tripwire wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:06 pm
Its actually not broken likely, mine were the same , it that where its connected to the frame is rusted out, I fixed mine by tack welding where it attaches. Its a royal PITA to get the window and its hardware out....so your gonna want this REAL bad

steve
I’ll give that a try. Thanks
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1982 J10 4.2 equipped, 4 speed
South East USA


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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by Swbtwo » Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:12 pm

Turns out my pivot point is rusted and broken. Has another made their own? Is there another make/model part that’s commonly substituted?
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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by runuover86gw » Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:16 am

This is how I repaired mine. I would have to go back and look, but I believe the thread is 5/16-18. I bought some all thread and I used the broken one as a template for approximate length and other parts of it. I used a belt sander to sand down part of the threads on the two sides that are flat like you will see in the pictures I attach. I used the metal washer that has that shape to make sure I had the right amount trimmed down. I want to say the reason I have the pivot point at an angle like I do is because that is how I saw another factory one that I was also using as a template. After everything was the correct dimension, I welded it back in place and cleaned everything up. I believe I have another vent frame without the glass that I need to install the glass back in when I get a chance for another project if you need me to take any more pictures or measure anything.

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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by Tripwire » Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:23 pm

well done
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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by runuover86gw » Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:12 pm

Tripwire wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:23 pm
well done
Thanks! I can say with 100% certainty that this will not be a service I will be providing through my business. It was a PIA. Lol. At least for me, because I am an electronics guy.


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Re: Front vent window pivot bolts

Post by Swbtwo » Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:27 am

runuover86gw wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:12 pm
Tripwire wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 1:23 pm
well done
Thanks! I can say with 100% certainty that this will not be a service I will be providing through my business. It was a PIA. Lol. At least for me, because I am an electronics guy.
Great work, thanks.
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1982 J10 4.2 equipped, 4 speed
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