Window Regulator Rivet Sizes - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-18-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
Window Regulator Rivet Sizes

Well I don't think many of you replace your rivets when you remove your windows or regulators with rivets, most of you guys use bolts from what I've read. But I like to have my truck as maintenance free as possible so I decided to reinstall using rivets. This is where this post is important because STANDARD RIVETS ARE BAD FOR FASTENING YOUR WINDOWS!

The rivets on your truck that hold the windows in are very specific. These are peel type (they don't bulge, they have 3 or 4 tiny wedges on the mandrel head that split the shaft of the rivet to make it peel like a banana, looks like the old cartoons where a barrel explodes) and have a larger grip offset.)

In other words these rivets are made to go through the regulator arm the glass and the two white plastic washers and then apply pressure on the metal washer on the back. Traditional rivets bulge and this can stress your window and cause it to CRACK OR BREAK.

You should be able to get by using standard rivets on the regulators because you don't have to worry about stressing any glass and what you are riveting is so small in thickness compared to about 1/2" on the window part.

I've done some research on the exact rivets that ford uses:

For attaching the window to the regulator arm:

Ford Part#:385323-s100
1/4" dia
33/64-19/32" grip
1/2" flange
Here is a link to fastenal's site (where I got mine):
Window Rivets

For attaching regulator to door:
Ford Part#:385189-s100
1/4" dia
1/32-9/64" grip
1/2" flange
Fastenal Website:
Regulator Rivets

You can also get these on ebay for alot cheaper ( I would post links to some but they would expire).

To install these rivets you need a rivet gun capable of 1/4" rivets. I bought mine at harbor freight for 20 bucks, pretty decent quality.
Heavy Duty Rivet Gun
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window Regulator - Window Tint dczys General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 02-07-2017 05:51 AM
Window Regulator Motor won't stop- 2003 Old Ford Lover General Technical & Electrical 3 10-01-2010 01:29 PM
window regulator removal fourliter dan Interior Semi-Tech 3 04-26-2010 07:04 PM
Window Problem - Motor? Regulator? tbird2340 General Ford Ranger Discussion 8 12-17-2007 07:20 AM
window regulator...what does the spring do? UNCCRang49 Interior Semi-Tech 2 09-05-2007 07:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:06 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.