Rear window rehabilitation

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by workingdog, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. workingdog

    workingdog

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    My rig is a '66, but i have no idea what year my top is. I tried to search, but could not figure out terms that produced results. It I close my rear window, I can't get it open. The latch moves, but the strikers don't. I assume it's a metal on metal problem and I'm wondering if there's a solution, other than lithium grease, for this. Has anyone used HDPE on the surface of the latch?

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  2. bikersmurf

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    Hatch looks like a pre ‘75

    Lube everything with white grease or neverseeze and you should be set. Wipe off the excess after it gets working.

    I’ve not used HDPE for that application but I have polish surfaces to reduce friction.

    I’m planning to fabricate strikers out of some Delron to replace my non existent ones.
     
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    Let me know how you build the delron strikers. I'm going to try to put a HDPE or delron surface on the strike.
     
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