Jump to content
Steve-L

38 Dodge pickup window regulators

Recommended Posts

Both widow regulators no longer work and it seems they were replaced at least once before. 
I believe the post the window crank attached to should be square, not splined. 
I’m hoping someone has pictures of the proper ones or maybe part numbers that I can then use as a reference. 
thanks in advance. 
Steve

041DC6F2-53A8-4695-9C81-0F1A0D275479.jpeg

Edited by Steve-L

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Will take some photos of the window regulators and handles and post them for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Photos of the window regulator handles and mounting.  Appears to require a square attachment and not splined.  The handles removed from my 1938 are obviously not the same, and at this point do not know if either, or neither, is correct.

20191219_095835.jpg

20191219_095558.jpg

20191219_095545.jpg

20191219_100508.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Driver's side door window was missing, but a rusty screw was preventing removal of the window regulator.  Didn't want to drill and easy-out the screw, fearing damage to the screw receiving threads in the regulator mechanism.  Ground down the screw head with the Dremel tool until the remainder of the head was easily chiseled off.

 

After the screw head was removed, the regulator mechanism rotates up through the window opening, then back down through the access hole to remove the regulator from the door.  Regulator appears to be in relatively good condition.  Notice the open side of the large gear wheel.

20191221_121209.jpg

20191221_123548.jpg

20191221_123903.jpg

20191221_124111.jpg

20191221_124159.jpg

20191221_124244.jpg

20191221_124301.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Difficult removing the passenger's side window glass from the window regulator.  Couldn't feel or find any clips or retainers to detach the window glass like on the B-Series trucks.  Examined the regulator removed from the driver's side.  Noticed a small diameter hole on the bottom of the window glass channel attached to the regulator.  Attempted to push the window glass out of the channel with a punch through the hole.

 

After a few attempts, changed to a faster method of glass removal.  When the glass is loose from the regulator, the glass is rotated up through the window opening to remove the glass from the door.  Notice the broken corner at the front bottom of the glass which prevented the attempt with the punch from working.  Also notice the door window is two-pane, laminated safety glass.

20191221_130226.jpg

20191221_131157.jpg

20191221_131423.jpg

20191221_131519.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As with the driver's side, with the glass removed the regulator is rotated up through the window opening, then back down through the access opening, to remove the regulator from the door.  Notice the bent upper arm on the regulator, which explains the difficulty with cranking the regulator.  Also notice the closed side of the larger gear wheel. 

 

Need a copy of the Parts List with exploded parts diagrams to identify the correct parts for the truck.  Anyone have a copy of the Parts List available?

20191221_132316.jpg

20191221_133001.jpg

20191221_133510.jpg

20191221_133542.jpg

1938 Dodge Truck Parts List Cover Photo.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

   Mac's Auto Parts has a few window regulator small gear assemblies. There are 5,6 and 10 tooth. 28-23460- 5 tooth, 28-23462, 32-61850, 32-68151- 6 tooth and 32- 68149- 10 tooth. The repair may have used the wrong gear. It shouldn't have failed on both windows. As a guess, I'd go with the 5 tooth, but you won't know, till you get one of your regulators out, remove the  three rivets and determine why they failed. Or, I don't think that you can fix it, and you should sell the truck to someone in Whitehall,MT.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Terms of Use