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Old 09-07-2017, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

My drivers side window regulator jumps a gear tooth when I role the window up.

I removed the rivets from the crank gear case and found the gear warn and needs replacement. The problem is it has 12 teeth.

I can't find a 12 tooth gear for inside the crank mechanism of the '36 Cabriolet. I have seen 4, 6 and 10 tooth gears but I can't find a 12 tooth gear.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

I have aconv sedan that had bad regulators, I found some kits at Hershey, had to buy the whole box---as you say the12 tooth is not common, I have the trim and hardware book, it has picture of the regulator, I looked in piles of unidentified (cheap) regulators at fleamarkets---found NOS and sold off the patched up ones for much more than I paid for NOS, sold off all the kits too, but I just found a small box with some regulator parts, but won't be able to look till the weekend

Have you tried "regulator Roy"-609 828 8537 ---he advertises in V8 times, and he has beat me out several times when we were both working through a pile of regulators (he just buys them all)
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

There are some $pendy window regulator repair parts for the 1931 slant windshield cars available from Snyders. I have not been able to compare them to the convertible but the photos and illustrations I have studied suggest the same design and possibly interchangeable parts. Snydersantiqueauto.com.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

Get someone to write a program for CNC mill. Make a bunch.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

Thanks Guys
I have a call out to Regulator Roy now. thanks for the number Kurt.
I need that 12 tooth gear repair kit. It is only in the Cabriolet. If you find something that you think will work, please let me know. Snyders is next Karl
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:51 PM   #6
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I sold an extra Regulator I had some time ago. One thought --if you removed the 12 tooth gear already ---find a Welder and have him build up the bad teeth and file them to be like new.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

Good news for someone but not for me.
The 12 tooth gear from a model A fit a 1936 regulator BUT did not solve my problem.
When I crank the window up it goes about 4 inches and binds, then pops as though skipping a tooth. everything looks good, window moves freely without regulator so it is not in the tracks and I can't find problems visible in the gears. Reg Roy, although very pleasant, has nothing to help but, he did give me lead that did not pan out.
Now I am looking for another 36 Cabriolet regulator.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:58 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

We had the exact same problem with our '36 Cabriolet. Half way up it would get on a bind and slip a tooth, so we put a small bracket so the regulator wouldn't twist or get in a bind and it took care of the problem. It was an easy fix really.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:13 PM   #9
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WOLFORDS
i DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU PUT THE "SMALL BRACKET
PLEASE ELABORATE AND IF YOU HAVE A SKETCH OR PICTURE IT MAY HELP.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:23 PM   #10
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Default Re: 1936 Cabriolet Regulator Gear

The window regulators in my '47 convertible were worn out, and one was actually adapted from a closed car. The convertible regulators are special due to the weight of the stainless framed glass. Finding different ones was difficult, and I only found one, so we disassembled all the regulators and removed the gears. We then wire welded all the teeth, and reshaped them with a die grinder. They now operate like new.
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