Had to replace all the rollers on my 82. I have treid several times to get the window adjusted using the shop manual and Aim instructions to no luck. My problem is I cannot get enough outward adjustment. The window rolls up to within about 1" of the top. I am replacing the rear seal as it is hard and think this might be causing some of the issue. If I roll it all the way up and shut the door, the motor will not roll it down.
When I roll the window up, it hit the inside metal retainer hard and then starts to line up with the window frame. I have the window adjusted to look parallel to the top and the correct angle to the pillar post. It does look like it should move back a little but I have no further adjust for this either.
Vette(s): 1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.
Boy I wish I could help but I took mine to a friend who restores C3 and he did some trick things and unfortunately I did not pay much attention to what he was doing. Now lining up the glass tops perfectly I did watch and can do that I believe if I ever have to again.
Hopefully someone will see this in the next 24 and give you some hints. If not you may want to take it to a body shop if you know one that you trust. I have one because for about 10 years my wife got her car hit about every 18 months or so. The guy knows me by sight and first name. Knock on wood she has not been hit going on 5 years she did hit our front fence a year ago.
Vette(s): black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion
Jeff, I have made some minor adjustments in my window glass before but I did not need a major correction like you describe. If you are to the point of giving up and no one here comes to the rescue you may want to give Dub a call at Corvettes Etc. in Charlotte (704-394-5150), Im sure he can align it for you or he may just give you some tips on the phone if he cant get it in the shop in a timely manner.
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