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what size are the rivets that attach the front door window regulators to the door frame? better to use stainless or aluminum for this attachment? i have both types of rivets.
 

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I have now had two pop loose resulting in binding hindow etc. I simply used a screw, nut and lock washer. Of course this is because I couldn't find my pop rivet gun. :oops: I would use SS over aluminum for strength.
 

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i'll go stainless then. they sell the stupid rivet everywhere but they're all too crafty to tell the size online and i already have a bunch of rivets and gun. guess we'll do the trial and error thing and see what fits. thanks.
 

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G'day mate,
When i did mine i used the ones with the larger head pop rivits gave more body on the top left /right holes, the bottom one i would use a a bolt and threadlock nut as this streangthens the over all refit and is the easy assessable too replace :thumb:
 

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Stainless machine screws fastened with nyloc nuts works excellent. Replaced both front regulators that way. Very solid mount. :thumb:
 

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this will sound pathetic b/c it is. i haven't done it yet. the window still works so i'm prfoundly unmotivated until it fails. it just won't set. i did get the correct rivet size and have it written down. i'll find and post it for you. give me a little while to find it.
 

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I would do it sooner than later. If it decides to let loose and things bind up you could have to replace the entire regulator due to broken teeth, window glides if they break or even be caught with your glass down in the tropical Jersey winter. :mrgreen:
 

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Not pathetic at all - we are all in the same boat, mate.
It's not a pleasant job - lot of thankless disassembling - I opened mine to see what was causing the noise and decided to leave it open to motivate me to fix it! There is a guy on Ebay selling new OEM regulators for $88 so that is plenty of motivation for me.

If you do find the rivet size I would be very grateful. Thanks!

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this will sound pathetic b/c it is. i haven't done it yet. the window still works so i'm prfoundly unmotivated until it fails. it just won't set. i did get the correct rivet size and have it written down. i'll find and post it for you. give me a little while to find it.
 

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the rivet is 6x18mm for the window regulator. i found the paper in my desk where i jot down my rover "wish list" while i should be working. sorry it took me so long.
any pointers on taking off the door panel when i investigate since you just did it?
toadhall, as usual you have scared me straight so i'm doing it this weekend. :lol:
 

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any pointers on taking off the door panel when i investigate since you just did it?
toadhall, as usual you have scared me straight so i'm doing it this weekend. :lol:
Tough love? :lol: The entire proceedure, with greasing the window runner should EASILY take under an hour. Door handle cup:eek:ne screw, tweeter speaker: pops off, door pull" two screws. The actual panel is held in place with nylon ribbed push pins, I think they are blue. Lower the window and start at one lower corner and pull every 6 inches or so until the bottom and sides are free, lift straight up, disconnect lower speaker and set aside. If there are a few blue pins left in the door, just pry them out with a wire cutter or similar item. Gently remove the grey foam rain shield and you will then have full access to the guts. If you rip the foam, no sweat, just duct tape the rip when you put it back. Find the offending rivet, drive or dril it out, replace with rivet or screw and put everything back to gether.

This is a great chnace to grease the glass runner channel, clean the door edges and lube up your latches and pivots.
 

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thanks! i love rave but it's really helpful to have someone give context and experience.
 

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Thanks very much!
Good luck with your regulator.

Does anyone know what size bolt and nut to use instead of rivets?
Thanks.
 

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Thanks very much!
Good luck with your regulator.

Does anyone know what size bolt and nut to use instead of rivets?
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5-6mm thread x 10-15mm long will do it. Use spring washers with the nuts to prevent them undo-ing in a hurry.

Cheers, Paul.
 

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Thanks a million!
This is what makes this forum so great :)
Much appreciated,
Cheers.

PaulP38A said:
jacekk said:
Thanks very much!
Good luck with your regulator.

Does anyone know what size bolt and nut to use instead of rivets?
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5-6mm thread x 10-15mm long will do it. Use spring washers with the nuts to prevent them undo-ing in a hurry.

Cheers, Paul.
 
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