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Old 06/14/2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Window rollers anyone?

I've met my newest "beats the heck out of me, I'm stumped" crossroads in my restoration. I removed the rollers from the quarter window frames to get the frames re-chromed. Superior chrome here in Houston did a great job. Now as I'm putting the windows and frames back together I need to figure out how to re-install the rollers.
The picture from left to right.
The new rivet with the roller on it. This would then be inserted into the frame and then flared and cupped back to the frame. That's the part I can't figure out how to do. The window is raised and lowered from these rollers so it needs to be done right.
The middle is the new rivet and the right side is the original rivet I drilled out of the frame.
Any help would sure be appreciated.
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Old 06/14/2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Bill, how about squeezing the whole assembly in a vice? You could cut the round head off a machine screw to use as a flare on the rivet, line everything up, and tighten the vice. Not sure if the vice would generate enough force but it might be worth a shot.
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Old 06/14/2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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I've always flared rivets in a press. I'd recommend taking the whole thing to a machine shop and have them do it.

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Old 06/15/2008, 07:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas, I'll let y'all know how it works out.

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