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Old 07-25-2020, 06:19 PM #1
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Tailgate window and regulator brackets

Hello folks. This post is for experts that have tackled tailgate window/regulator jobs. Searched but could not find what I’m after. Rear window had fallen into tailgate. Took apart tailgate window from regulator and came to find out that rust had gotten the better of the nuts found in the plastic bits found “glued” to the bottom of the the tailgate window. All 6 nuts had managed to “fall out” of their seats within the plastic pieces.
I managed to loosen 3 out of 6 bolt/nut pairs and the other 3 are corroded too badly to separate. I have attached relevant pics.
My question is: Can I source new nuts and reuse the 2 plastic bits “glued” to the bottom of the tailgate window?
The 6 nuts were originally moulded and fixed in the plastic. Should I attempt to use automotive window adhesive to hopefully get the new nuts to seat permanently into the 2 plastic pieces?
Thanks to Josh from this forum group I have a new to me regulator that I plan on swapping over. The original had some parts that were badly corroded to the point of causing the window to fall off the rails and into the tailgate hatch.
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I would imagine that bolting them to the regulator with nuts and bolts would be possible but not easy, gluing the nuts in place may be the way to go. I have a couple extra rear windows without this problem if you decide to replace.

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This post is more for others that end up with similar issue. So I managed to successfully repair the rear window. Originally I thought of replacing the 2 plastic pieces attached to the bottom of the tailgate window. After being quoted what I consider to be *uck You prices ($90 a piece) from the stealership I decided to tackle this on my own. I ended up cleaning out all the rust, etc. out of each of the 6 holes in those 2 plastic pieces. One of the holes became bigger in the process. Not surprising none of the holes maintained their original mold that was intended to properly seat the nuts. As such I ended up using JB Weld to build up the bigger hole. Once that was set I again used JB Weld and seated 4 of the original nuts and 2 replacement nuts (that I sourced from local hardware store). I was happy with the final result and proceeded to put everything together. I applied Fluid Film in hopes that I will never have to encounter this job again. Damn you rust!
Once again thanks to Josh from this group for supplying me with all the parts needed.
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Hey,

This happened to me just recently, I had been looking for a post about this with these pictures, so Thanks you.

I was curious what size you used for the nuts and bolts ?

Any help would be welcomed,

Thanks
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