I am replacing all the weatherstripping and felts in the doors of my '63 Series 62 convertible (and doing some other work while I've got the door opened up). I am having a heck of a time getting the vent and power windows and their frames all realigned so they open and close well and so they align with the convertible top and rest of the car.
Anyone have any tips on how to make these alignments? Is there a recommended sequence to use in aligning and tightening the bolts and screws that works well?
All help or suggestions is appreciated.
Karl, I would recommend, if not already done so, familiariazing yourself with the all the adjustment locations (up stops, adjusting ventilator and window adjusting studs & nuts) as noted in the Shop Manual. Usually you would adjust the door to body 1st (Note 16-20c in manual), then the vent windows (32b) then the window (34b), then back to the rear qtr window (71D). These are the adjustments I have followed with my Coupe de ville (rear qtr is different) but would not have convertible to to worry about. Perhaps others can provide more insight into window to top, or top adjustment issues/suggestions.
I do remember riding around for a week with the door panel off while getting the drivers window to go up and down as it should while making the necessary adjustments for that to happen a little at a time before putting it back together
Good time to clean and regrease the tracks and to replace the water barrier with 4 mil clear plastic to replace the old damaged waxed paper stock lining that should need replacing in most cases
Keeps rain and water from getting to the inner part of the door skin allowing all water to drip down into the bottom of the door and out the weep holes in the doors bottom
Be sure the weep holes at the bottom of the door are clear and clean of debris to prevent water from sitting and causing rust to form there
Lowes or Home Depot sell the 4 mil clear plastic in rolls which is useful for many other projects around the home
Enjoy and Stay Safe
Thanks for the tips. It took some time, but I got the passenger door main and vent windows aligned well yesterday following the instructions in the Shop Manual and Jason's sequence. The bracket the bottom of the glass fits into still comes up about 1/8" above the felt when the window is raised, which I don't like. However, adjusting everything to keep it below the felt consistently left a gap at the top of the window. I may mess with it a little more next weekend, but for the most part I'm satisfied with how everything else aligns.
I wish the index for the Shop Manual was not broken out by chapter. Sometimes it is tough for me to find things in there.