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Old 10-09-2019, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Window lift rollers

So have both the metal ones that came out of the car and some new nylon ones I got some time back. Which is better? Part number BA 7023240-A
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:13 PM   #2
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A few years back I replaced the metal rollers (badly worn, not reusable) in my 55 bird. Same rollers as manual, but mine are power windows. Replaced all the liners, glass, etc. and carefully aligned everything. They worked great, but one of the nylon rollers failed a year later. I made 2 out of delrin (or something) and replaced it. Drivers side, the one that got used.

Based on that, if my metal ones were good, I’d reuse them, or try to find metal.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:41 PM   #3
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I ordered the new nylon rollers for my power window 55. After comparing both, I cleaned up the old metal ones and reused them.
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Thanks guys. The metal ones look to be in really good shape but the car is in the body shop so cannot check fit til it comes back.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:38 AM   #5
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I guess the newer ones are all plastic. On my first '64 Ford, they started failing in '77.. so my 2nd trip to the glass shop I bought a bunch of them. Important to use a good white grease in the channel where they ride. I had the doors on my '59 completely apart, new glass, fuzzies, glass channel. They work real well. Between the glass, seals, gaskets, internal guts I had to source, I have $800 in them.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:54 PM   #6
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If your metal rollers are roached and/or your nylon versions aren't cutting it, do what I've had to do: get to the hardware store and check on patio or screen door rollers. I had to special order a pair of rollers through Lowe's to adapt to my '29 Model A window risers. The Prime-Line D 1638 rollers are just a bit large, but can be adapted for my purpose. They are steel and bronze, 27/32" o.d. There are others available without special order that are larger and might work for you. They operate in dusty, dirty areas so are made to last in similar environments.
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