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I've had the glass out 2 times now. 17 years ago when I first painted the car, and last year when it was repainted. Both times I've nicked the paint getting the vent window back in. When I did it last year more than a few expletives escaped my mouth as I remembered the lesson from the first time.
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I always put some masking tape along the top edge. That usually does the trick.

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Can anyone clarify if these rollers are for both electric AND manual windows?
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Yep, one size fits all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury car windows and tailgate windows, front and rear windows, truck windows and probably more than I listed. - Dave
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I've had 2 brass rollers made and need to get more. When I look at how the regulator works with the rollers, it appears that the rollers are really slides in the channels and the pin that the roller is connected to is the only bearing surface that rotates. Am I correct?

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The steel pin is staked onto the arms. The roller rotates on the pin. The spring clip keeps the roller from drifting in or out. Look at the pictures in post #2.

The original rollers are stampings and hollow in the middle of the bearing surface (I want to call it a bore, but it's not). So, the stationary pin only rides on the very front and rear of the roller. As you crank (or the electric motor turns), the coil spring snugly traps the upper and bottom rails in a 'V'. This creates 'interference by design' and the roller might turn in either direction as the window goes up, for example.

The design is simple but it works well. Brass rollers have a real bore, giving full surface contact with the pin. Hope this helps. - Dave
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Has the Brass Roller Man ever make it back home yet? I tried some of the new nylon ones and they suck (one broke). I'm about ready to order the steel rollers from CASCO, but was wondering if the brass ones are available again.
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John;
I've been asking the same question. I had a source for the rollers, but it dried up before I got the set made. I am working with another machine shop here in L.A. to make me a set. Haven't suceeded yet. If anyone has a source please let us know and if I find a shop to make some, I'll post the source. I'm getting closer to installing the glass back in the car.
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After spending 5 hours getting the rear 1/4 window and hardware in, and adjusting, adjusting, and adjusting, these cheap nylon rollers would warp and pop out of the channels. I haven't taken the other window out yet. I look at it and drop my head with a big sigh.
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