So it continues; As previously posted I managed to get my doors fixed up. Passengers side door is done and glass 'was' all adjusted (I'll get to that in a sec) but been trying to get the drivers side done. Having some issues with getting things to align right, which I know glass alignment is a big PIA.
So back to the passengers door for a sec; everything was/is adjusted good, and the window was rolling up and down nice. Well I bought a new pair of glass run inserts from WCCC. Mine the little wedge on top was quite weathered and broke off from the vertical channel strip. I put the new one in the passengers side, and now the glass goes up and down really hard.
So back to drivers side; put that new glass run in as well. Also got a new regulator from WCCC the one they say is the better of all repros, and installed that. I adjusted the vent window frame to opening/weather strip to my liking gaps all look good, but can't get the door glass to go up and down good at all, and not "true" either. The back corner of the glass is always higher than the front, and when window reaches top of travel in is not fitting nice into the top wedge of the glass run. It's as if the window needs to roll back (clockwise if looking at it from outside)
Could move the vent window forward, or "roll" it to help the upper front corner of door glass, but I know the only way the vent window can go forward and still fit opening right, would be for the door shell itself to go back. So I thought I would ask because the manual isn't clear. What kind of gap should a person have at the rear of the door to the jamb? I have about 3/16 " That's about what I have on passengers side as well, and alignment is good accept now the window works hard with the new glass run. Thinking maybe the new glass runs have a little more bulk to them being new creating some drag. If the door glass could go back some or vent window forward it would help that, but again vent windows can only go so far forward, then I am thinking doors need to go back to get more space for that.
But still even if I correct that fit on the drivers side by moving door back and giving myself a little (very little) more vent window adjustment that drivers side door glass will still have the back corner higher than the front. (The bottom of door shell gap, and body lines look good BTW)
So either this new regulator has something funky to in, or when the doors got re-skinned somehow they have a wrong shape to them. If I had some play in the holes that hold that short channel on for the regulator roller and could adjust that down some, then the front corner of door glass would rise more, and would even out.
Sorry this got more winded than I wanted
1) So door to jamb gap at latch post. 2) Anyone else have problems with repro regulators or glass run inserts. 3)Whatever else you want to throw at me
Gonna check the rear rollers on the both door glass after lunch here to make sure they are rolling freely. That will be a trick.