Door glass adjustments

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Dansbirds
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Door glass adjustments

Post by Dansbirds » Sun May 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Putting a 70 2 door back together and getting ready to install drivers side door glass. I’ve noticed that the pass side appears to raise to at the front. How can I make adjustments to the glass? Also, does any company produce the shop manuals for this?

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Alan H. Tast
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Re: Door glass adjustments

Post by Alan H. Tast » Sun May 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Hate to say it, but you'll really need to get the full 5-volume shop manuals for '70 Fords/Mercurys - the T-bird stopped having a separate shop manual in 1967 with a 1968 supplement. Starting in 1969 all model lines were combined into a 5-volume set (Chassis, Body, Electrical, Engine, Maintenance-Lubrication). Used original sets, reprints and CD versions can be found for purchase - Google search '1970 Ford Shop Manual' and a bunch will turn up at varying prices.

As for your glass adjustment, without the Body shop manual for reference I'd just be spit-balling suggestions. Others who have been through this should be able to chime in. There will be numerous adjustments - fore-aft, upper and lower limits/stops, tilt in/out, etc. Once you start down the road of making one adjustment you'll probably end up making a bunch more.
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Re: Door glass adjustments

Post by Dansbirds » Mon May 14, 2018 6:08 am

Thanks for the reply Alan, about 7or 8years ago I sold another 70 I had and I had all 5 of the manuals, I must have sent them with the car as I sure don’t find them now. Between my late father and myself we’ve had over 40 some birds of all years and this one has been the most challenging for parts pieces and info. I did find the manuals for a 76 we had so maybe I’ll see if there similar while I try to locate the correct ones. I’m fairly certain that one adjustment will lead to numerous as well but it’s a tad outta wack and I don’t want to see it break. I just bought this car and it arrived with a broken drivers side door glass and actually ended up driving over 8 hours one way to pick up a replacement so don’t want to do that again, along with the fact it was the closest to me of the 7 I found in the world.

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Re: Door glass adjustments

Post by stove » Mon May 14, 2018 12:38 pm

Do you have the door panel off? It should be pretty self explanatory, there are, fore and aft adjustable height limiters, bolted to the upper portion of the inner door skin.
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Re: Door glass adjustments

Post by Dansbirds » Mon May 14, 2018 6:02 pm

Panels off as I am replacing the window, i found the adjustment for bringing the top edge in or out but I have yet to have any success moving it far enough rearward to meet the 1/4 glass seal. I did find a set of manuals amazingly only 50 miles from me so they should be here in a few days if I don’t have it sorted by then

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Re: Door glass adjustments

Post by stove » Mon May 14, 2018 11:39 pm

There is no forward/backward adjustment for the door glass. It may have been de-bonded from the casting at some point, and re-attached incorrectly?
1963 HT Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
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Re: Door glass adjustments

Post by stove » Tue May 15, 2018 11:02 am

Actually, I was wrong about "no adjustment", as seen here. But I do remember it being VERY limited.

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