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Old 11-23-2019, 04:08 PM
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welding should work ok if all else is smooth..

had you considered finding a sedan lh side,, should be the same , maybe only arm length to cut and weld ? may be a quicker fix..
Other than the gear itself I have been unable to locate a driver side regulator.
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:13 PM
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If you'll place a piece of copper under the area you're gonna ad teeth to, it'll be much easier to get what you want.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:04 AM
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Unfortunately for these trucks, some stuff is reproduced and there are things like this that just aren't. Unless you're lucky finding a good used piece, you have to make a new one or rebuild what you've got. In this case, the guys are right that welding is probably a good repair plan.

I also agree with the guys not to use lexan. Just go with glass and you don't have to deal with replacing the lexan later. Regardless of how much you think you'll use them, they'll get scratched.

Unless it's a weird photo angle, it looks like they removed the door bottom and didn't replace it when they sectioned the cab. I'd strongly suggest that you put a bottom back on the door while you're in there too.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:53 AM
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Unfortunately for these trucks, some stuff is reproduced and there are things like this that just aren't. Unless you're lucky finding a good used piece, you have to make a new one or rebuild what you've got. In this case, the guys are right that welding is probably a good repair plan.

I also agree with the guys not to use lexan. Just go with glass and you don't have to deal with replacing the lexan later. Regardless of how much you think you'll use them, they'll get scratched.

Unless it's a weird photo angle, it looks like they removed the door bottom and didn't replace it when they sectioned the cab. I'd strongly suggest that you put a bottom back on the door while you're in there too.
Here is the gear in case the weld does not work out... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-C...6/273168025451

I'm only replacing the broken passenger glass and yes, I ordered real glass ($45). If the situation had called for both I likely would have used lexan for the weight savings as well as the end of breakage concerns. The passenger windshield is cracked, but I'm not dealing with that unless it becomes necessary.

Not an optical illusion...it is missing metal in the passenger side door opening. Be my guess they probably ran out of metal or patience at the time lol. I'll do something there if for no other reason than to stop up a huge air draft intrusion. I think more important is that missing door brace in the door itself...an indication that may have been a contributing factor in the glass breakage to begin with.
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