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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Confused Getting frustrated!!! Window Frame Rollers BROKEN

Hey guys i'm wondering if anyone has run into this problem before.

I have my doors on my 67 Coupe all torn apart right now, doing new regulators and cleaning the latches and dynomatting everything, the whole shabang.

It turns out that the rollers on my window FRAME's are broken, NOT my window regulators. The rollers on the frame are i read 1" diameter while the rollers on the regulators are 11/16".

You cannot find the rollers online, or in store, i have done lots of calling and searching. I still have one place to try but they don't open for another hour.

Has anybody ran into this problem before? Any other rollers i can put on there from another vehicle that will work? I really really don't want to buy new windows because 1 roller on each is broken.

I appreciate the help.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 02:26 PM
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are you talking about the white rollers that attach to the windows and guide it moving vertical? if you are, CJ pony parts has them
Mustang Window Regulator Roller/Rivet Set 1967-1968 | CJ Pony Parts

Why doesn't this crap ever work the way it is supposed to?


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Theres a guy selling custom brass rollers on ebay. Put some white lithium grease on the roller shaft and in the roller channel.

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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@tag302 yes the rollers that guide it vertical, but they are not on the window regulators they are on the window FRAME. Are you sure that these are the right ones? I guess they could mean rollers that regulate the window haha...

On a side note i'm checking out some rollers at Reibes today, they are 1" in diameter and square... just gonna see if they fit in the tracks and if so i will see if I can make them work.
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Did you find these rollers? I'm in the same boat and have already ordered the ones mentioned and they are the small regulator ones, not the 1" ones. I'm looking for these as well. If you found some, can you post back where you got them? I'll keep searching the forums in the meantime.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 12:48 AM
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I looked all over too and I ordered some from NPD that looked like to ones in CJ's pic and they were not correct. I wound up getting some wheels from HD in the closet hardware section and making it work.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 06:47 AM
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The old stubborn plastic rollers can be brought back to life with.....
...of all things...a soldering iron!
I know you're thinking..."come on!..no way"...
Yes, way...this worked for me.
Put your roller bracket in a vise so the roller is laying flat and is facing up.
Try to turn it...really doesn't want to turn? You've tried WD40, etc, etc...
Nothing seems to work?...it's like the plastic is too tight on the stem.
Well, you're right it is.
Plug in a good soldering iron and hold it against the underside of the stud that the roller turns on.
Give it time to heat up, if it doesn't-get a bigger iron.
If you heat the stud till the plastic melts (JUST A LITTLE), it relaxes the tension....
and like magic, the roller will turn with ease.
Keep turning it while it cools down, then spray some dry graphite or lithium grease in there.
Your roller will be good as new.

I guess I should have made a video....
Good Luck

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-12-2018, 04:58 PM
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I know this is a dead thread but has anyone found this part? I have been searching for the two window rollers that are riveted to the window frame, not the rollers for the window regulator.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-12-2018, 07:06 PM
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These? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Mustan...72.m2749.l2649

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I can't view the link on my work computer, I will check when I get home. I'm assuming no though since the description is for the vent window.
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 07:03 PM
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I had broken ones on the driver's window on one of the 68's. I could not find replacements, and someone had already tried to use a "square" roller as a replacement. It did not work. I had to get another window glass with good rollers to fix it. I am not aware of anyone making that part...it was not a serviceable part from the factory-I believe.
There is not a way to keep the roller on...no place for snap ring or cotter pin...and they would interfere with the sliding in the track anyway. Sorry I don't have an easy answer.


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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 10:05 PM
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Here's a picture of what I believe the original poster is referring to. I have a broken one also as seen in the picture. The ones in the Ebay add above look like they may be the right ones. The arrows show the location of the rollers and the tract they slide in.
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lennyB, those are the ones! I have not found any so far and have called multiple companies that sell vintage mustang parts...no dice. Someone posted the schematics on here for the roller/guide and I have a friend who is 3D printing them tonight. I should have results in the next couple of days.
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I bought one of those ebay rollers to replace the exact roller (bottom one) in lennyB's pics on my 1968 coupe. It worked perfectly.

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I bought one of those ebay rollers to replace the exact roller (bottom one) in lennyB's pics on my 1968 coupe. It worked perfectly.
Do you have a link for this? I've been looking for the replacement on Ebay but haven't had much luck.
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