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Old 02-26-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
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'68 window issues....

So I had a slipped window that needed resetting, tried undoing the screws, wound up snapping 3 of the heads. But I got the window and aluminum bar out no problem.

Now i was stuck with some embedded broken screws, tried every trick in the book, easy out, etc. but no luck. So it looks like I'm gonna have to go with Plan C.

Should i drill new pilot holes than use some thread cutting screws.

HELP!!!!
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:55 AM   #2
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I did new holes and threaded them. Use screws that are less prone to corrosion.


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So I had a slipped window that needed resetting, tried undoing the screws, wound up snapping 3 of the heads. But I got the window and aluminum bar out no problem.

Now i was stuck with some embedded broken screws, tried every trick in the book, easy out, etc. but no luck. So it looks like I'm gonna have to go with Plan C.

Should i drill new pilot holes than use some thread cutting screws.

HELP!!!!
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, how did you "rethread" them?
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I should have written thread tap, looking somewhat like the image below (but in your size). CHeck your local hardware store.




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