Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

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Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by Fast79Chief » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:28 am

I have the 79 Cherokee Chief with a manual rear window crank. It is a 'locking' crank. If anybody who has one of these could tell me what size (type) screw or bolt is holding your factory sliding lock cover in place ... I greatly appreciate it. The length of the screw or bolt and the thread pitch too if you can measure it please.

PO replaced the factory screw or bolt with a sheet metal screw that doesn't allow the little cover to rotate open and closed. I'd like to replace that mess with a proper length and thread pitch bolt that will allow the cover to rotate.

Thanks a lot for your help.
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with New Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, New Quadratrac, Dual gas tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, Big Honkin winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust, Custom Headlight Harness, Custom Rear Bumper under construction, Class V receiver hitch ... and a lot of work to do yet. :)


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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by Fast79Chief » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:35 pm

Mx71, I called about those. He told me they dont have a lock in there. He also said they last about 3 used and strip out cause of a bad casting.

I'm going to stick with my factory handle and lock ... just have to find the proper cover bolt.

Thanks.
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with New Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, New Quadratrac, Dual gas tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, Big Honkin winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust, Custom Headlight Harness, Custom Rear Bumper under construction, Class V receiver hitch ... and a lot of work to do yet. :)


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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by mx71 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:07 pm

Bummer, ok!


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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by SJTD » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:25 am

If it's like the one in the picher and like the electric window key covers it didn't have a screw. Was some kind of rivet.
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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by fsj454 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:22 pm

I have hand crank on my 1982 Cherokee and yes it is a rivet . I have been saving every one I could find in junkyards for years and I ant got but 3 or 4 . PS I HAVE A BRAND NEW INNER ASSEMBLY THAT I TRIED TO USE AFTERMARKET ROLED WIND DOWN 1 TIME AND UP AND REMOVED JUNK .JUNK ..BUY AMC ONLY USED.
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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by Fast79Chief » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:55 pm

That's what I hear too fsj454. The new repops are junk and have no lock cylinders in them. Any way you could send me a picture of this 'rivet' that the factory put in there? I'm going to try and duplicate it so I can get the sliding cover to work again.

Thanks a lot!
1979 Cherokee Chief S, 360, MSD Pro Billet Distributor with New Factory Ignition Box (Wow), HEI Wires, Edelbrock 1406, Edelbrock Performer manifold, 3.54 gears, Tru-Trac Locker in the rear, Turbo 400, New Quadratrac, Dual gas tanks, new 32 x 11.50's, Big Honkin winch, Homemade 2.5" full length exhaust, Custom Headlight Harness, Custom Rear Bumper under construction, Class V receiver hitch ... and a lot of work to do yet. :)


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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by fsj454 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Looked at rivets today. 3 are rusty and loose and there is a little spring on rivet shaft on manual cranks . Also looked at electric cover that I have with good chrome rivet and spring . So I am going to see if I can fix my loose rusty rivet and broken spring on my jeep. I do have one more on a parts jeep in storage at another yard with a nos manual crank . I think that would be the best way to go .I can text pictures pm me
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Re: Rear Window Crank Lock Cover???

Post by Fast79Chief » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:35 am

PM sent.
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