Wing vent windows "flap like wings"

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  1. Rick Rockett

    Rick Rockett FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Love the front "wing windows" on these old MOPARS, but mine won't stay open when driving at speed. I see in the FSM there are adjustments for up & down, fore & aft (apparently just for proper install), ....but is there any way to *tighten* the pivot hinges at the bottom center frame or the upper pivot point that's attached to the glass?

    Or does anyone have any "tricks" they've used to add friction to those pivot points?

    Without A/C in Texas, I *need* that airflow directed towards me (plus they look so cool when opened). I'm presently using small Velcro straps to hold them open ... ugh. Gotta be a better way!
     
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    Yep, but gonna be a bitch trying to tighten the screw in place. Maybe a bit and a 1/4" wrench, but I have my doubts you can do it without pulling the vent window/door glass assembly.
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    That is of course.. out of the car. Other option... drop some sand into the pivot point through the rubber seal! :)
     
  4. Rick Rockett

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    Ah, so that looks like the bottom pivot point.
    But you've photographed that removed from the door?
    So, *maybe* I can access that after removing my door panels (specifically, the uppermost metal panel at the top of the door inside)?
     
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    The metal upper panel is part of the door, if your removing it you’ll be using a cutting tool
     
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    • Rick Rockett

      Rick Rockett FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Oh, I thought that the upper metal section would be held on with screws under the upholstered door panel (the cardboard section). At least, that's the way it is on some cars.
       
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      Nope. It's part of the door shell.
       
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