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I figure it is time for me to actually add some value to this forum:

The rear windows in my '69 Cougar were super difficult to roll up & down. So I took them apart to find that the little plastic guys that guide the window mount in the track were pretty much destroyed. Answer: ask West Coast Cougar's for the part.
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But they only have the whole die-cast mount and I really didn't want to screw around with gluing in the windows. So I designed my own fix and one of the toolmakers at my work made it happen.<o:p></o:p>
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First - you have to carefully remove the brass posts. I used a countersink bit to just remove the rolled over metal. Then the toolmaker removed the rest of the post that stuck thru the hole. Finally he drilled and tapped them so that I could screw them back onto the die-cast. I believe it was a 10-32 tap and a flathead cap screw - but don't quote me on that. Use your own judgement based on the size of the post and the hole size left in the die-cast window mount.
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Then he made up the plastic guides. I have attached a drawing. The dimensions are pretty close - but it is best to start oversize and work down to get a good fit. I actually have an extra if someone needs it.<o:p></o:p>
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This worked pretty darn good. After typing all that - maybe this is MORE work than just removing and re-gluing the windows. But maybe it helps someone out. View attachment Window Guide-PLASTIC.PDF
 

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Love the "guidance" given at the top of that very professional drawing!

Not sure how often this fix is needed (both mine were fine), but if there is a market you and your tool maker friend should make the plastic and make a replacement threaded post and sell them yourself.

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Bob
 

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YES SIR - good guidance indeed! Now has anybody ever really found those rear windows to be of any benefit to roll down....? It's kinda like all the extra (5 minutes) sleep you get when you hit the snooze button.
 

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YES SIR - good guidance indeed! Now has anybody ever really found those rear windows to be of any benefit to roll down....? It's kinda like all the extra (5 minutes) sleep you get when you hit the snooze button.
Only on a convertible. Otherwise they look goofy when the top and front windows are down, and the back windows are up.
 

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Yeah that's a good point!
 

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i personally like the look of the cars with all 4 windows down too...and the kiddos in the back will of course love theirs rolled down.... but mine dont work...one falls down and the other is stuck up but both cranks just crank and crank...that'll be next area of dissassembly im sure haha
 

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In the early 70's the rear windows on my '68 were full of stickers, always up, and I don't even remember if I ever tried to open them:lolani:
 
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