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Old 12-17-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
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Vent window repair kit?

I know I saw some where, maybe at one of the board vendors, a kit for repairing vent windows. It included the rivets and everything else to repair both sides. Damned if I can find it now.

Anyone know what I'm talking about or was I dreaming?
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:59 AM   #2
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LMC Truck catalog CB.38 page 18, item 9, p/n 30-2740, Vent Window Repair Kit, $9.95.

I'm sure they're not the only vendor.
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:16 AM   #3
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I have them in stock. PM me if I can help you. Thanks Tim
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

PM sent Tim.
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:20 PM   #5
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Good luck putting the rivets back in. Unless I was doing it wrong it was pure hell. Maybe you will have better luck with yours. IF you succeed let me know.
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:10 PM   #6
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Does LMC have the kit for the 73-84 trucks as well?
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:53 PM   #7
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Good luck putting the rivets back in. Unless I was doing it wrong it was pure hell. Maybe you will have better luck with yours. IF you succeed let me know.
I hope it's not that difficult man. Could you be more specific? What seemed to be the problem? I will let you know how it turns out.
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:04 PM   #8
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For some reason I could not get the rivets to crush and go thru the frame. I also thought about using aluminum rivets and could not get a rivet gun head small enough to go in there. I just gave up! I consider myself to be pretty mechanically inclined too since I do bodywork.
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Old 12-18-2004, 02:09 AM   #9
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72CSTC5 being a body man you most likely have access to a welder, take the blind rivet installation tool and cut it till its only about 3/8" long, grab a inexpensive C-Clamp and weld the rivet installation tool to it so when you screw it shut it crushes the rivet. Best method I know of and eliminates need for 2 people.
We stock them and you'll find them on this page of our site for $9.95 a set, which includes rivet installation tool, hinge pivot rivets, vent window rubber installation rivets and SS vent window to door pillar screws ( sorry no C-Clamp included ) .
http://www.gmcpauls.com/door_parts11.htm
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:09 AM   #10
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Yes, they are hell to put in; therefore they suck.

Yes, they are hell to put in; therefore they suck. I had my driver's side vent window securely clamped and my wife helped by stabilizing the channel so that it would not move as I slowly began tapping the rivots into place. After thirty minutes of tapping, the STEEL (!@#$!@#~!@#@~@!#) rivots didn't have a dent in them. So, then I made two small incisions in each side of the rivot to get them started in rolling on the edges. It worked, but it was still a slow process. Then, an hour later after carefully installing a couple more rivots, I got to my pivot rivot on the glass and wouldn't you know it, the arm snapped. I threw the repair kit in the garbage and now I have a good looking (non pivoting vent window). Thanks "Mr. I-invented-a-stupid-vent-window-repair-kit-man" for wasting my time and money.
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:15 PM   #11
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does this repair fix the bottom pivot or is that welded to the channel? both of mine are broken. I supposedly have a couple coming but am getting impatient.
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:19 AM   #12
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It is rivoted.

The vent window frame is actually two pieces. It would be to your benefit to drill out all the rivots holding the two pieces together to make it easier when installing new rubber on the channel backing. I had to do mine that way because of a corrosion issue. I had to soak the assembly in a de-rusting solution and then sand, prime, and paint. They look great. Unfortunately, my pivot arm snapped when trying to install the rivot with the "so-called repair kit." Just be careful and be sure to use the c-clamp with caution. I used one, but it didn't cooperate with me.
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:23 AM   #13
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Athey's is speedy when ordering parts like the repair kit.
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:16 PM   #14
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GMC Paul thanks for the info. It seems as if your idea will work. I didn't think I would ever forget how to do that. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:12 AM   #15
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Re: Vent window repair kit?

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I have them in stock. PM me if I can help you. Thanks Tim
Hi Tim. is this kit for a 73 gmc c2500? if yes interested. i checked lcm truck cat part wasn't listed. i need the 4 washers and pivot. thanks for any help. frankyjoet

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:22 AM   #16
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Re: Vent window repair kit?

Hi tim, new at this. have a 73 gmc c2500 and have question about this repair kit. i checked lcm cat and the part wasn't listed. i need the 4 special washers and the spring pivot. thanks for any help. frankyjoet
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #17
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Re: Vent window repair kit?

hey frankyjoet, you might have better luck sending Tim a Private message. that way when he logs on he can see he has a message waiting from you rather than him clicking on the thread and possibly not even seeing the thread. Just trying to help. take care.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #18
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Re: Vent window repair kit?

Its also a 10 year old thread so keep that in mind if he doesn't reply quickly.
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