Quarter Light Window Catch - Rivet pins?

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Re: Quarter Light Window Catch - Rivet pins?

Post by floormanager »

What keeps the windows open? One of mine is lazy and shuts as soon as I drive. The other happily stays open. I have no clue what to adjust / replace / tighten to keep it open. So bloody annoying!


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Re: Quarter Light Window Catch - Rivet pins?

Post by Highnumbers »

Some great ideas in this thread, thank you!
Polarsilver wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:31 am
Do not crimp on rebuild the Long Pin it will then be removable & quick release .. this will allow a Piano Hinge Rear Window to Open Wide for Loading a weekend bag or whatever into the rear seat or aid cleaning of the window itself ;)
Excellent idea, it would push out from one end quite easily if needed, and gravity/friction will keep the pin in from the top.
mk1 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:23 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/K-S-Round-Im ... SwLVZVm8mS

Thanks Mark, so just regular brass rod! In lieu of the original style pin, that should work just great. I'll order some material.
MiNiKiN wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:24 am
If you want to play safe and deviate slightly from originality:
A) drill the shaft for an M3 thread (i.e. w/ a 2.5mm drill bit) on a lathe and fit an M3 allen dome head screw after assembly
B) drill the shaft for one of those hammer-in rivets as used on the engine number tag and fit the rivet after assembly (this rivet should fit: https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/prod ... +_17462900
Interesting idea there, and I'm surprised to see an SIP link here. I could order parts for my Lambretta while I'm at it!

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Re: Quarter Light Window Catch - Rivet pins?

Post by Tds76 »

This popped up in one of my saved eBay searches - did the idea come from this thread?

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Re: Quarter Light Window Catch - Rivet pins?

Post by GraemeC »

Its not a new idea - been done for decades on rally cars

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