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Old 09-30-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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glass bar repair

Has anyone attempted a glass bar repair for a problem like this? See pic attached.

The lip on the bar that the opener arm attaches to has been broken off -- no doubt from years of cranking.

Seems like this would be a common fail point. I've thought of trying an epoxy weld to form a new lip, or perhaps just liquid welding the arm directly to the bar. But I'd rather not do something that destructive if I don't have to (vintage trailer in great condition.) I also have my doubts that a liquid weld would hold, and I want to use the window.

EDIT: unable to upload photo for some reason. The part of the bar that is broken off and missing is the upper lip where the opener arm attaches, in the upper right (viewed from the inside) corner of the window.

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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You can use the "steel epoxy putty" to form amazingly strong things. I recreated the holes in dash for radio knobs using the stuff.
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