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Old 05-08-2020, 01:58 PM   #1
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Rusted Window Frame Bar/Pin

Currently restoring our windows and severals pins holding the frames together are completely rusted out and will not budge. I have attached a photo of one rusted pin and one normal one.

Does any have any tips on removing that pin from the frame so I can separate the frames? Also, any ideas on where I can find replacement pins?

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Old 06-10-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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Any luck with this? I'm having the same problems on my front flat window on a 74 Argosy.
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:13 PM   #3
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Any luck with this? I'm having the same problems on my front flat window on a 74 Argosy.


No luck! I may take them into an auto repair glass place and see if they can take a look.
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Old 06-18-2020, 06:17 PM   #4
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I had the same problem and didn't really do any research before taking my windows apart so I ended up breaking two metals bars And while researching how to fix it a lot of threads mentioned success with using Kroil oil, apply it excessively on and wait for a while, apparently it dissolves the rust completely and you are able to separate the window frame without any problems.
Let me know if it works! Good luck!
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Old 06-18-2020, 07:12 PM   #5
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Sorry I missed this thread, but sovereign69 is right on. I used Kroil oil on a bunch of stuff getting the 55 renovated. Works really well. Good luck
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Old 06-18-2020, 10:23 PM   #6
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I had the same problem and didn't really do any research before taking my windows apart so I ended up breaking two metals bars And while researching how to fix it a lot of threads mentioned success with using Kroil oil, apply it excessively on and wait for a while, apparently it dissolves the rust completely and you are able to separate the window frame without any problems.

Let me know if it works! Good luck!


Ok, will for sure try this! Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:12 AM   #7
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I used a hack saw to cut the pins and then an air hammer with a chisel that I ground down to fit the groove. Used lots of penetrating oil and then the air hammer took them out quickly. You can buy new pins at Vintage Gasket Supply or if you have a grinder and some time make them using 1/4” stock or 1/8” stock depending on which pin you need.
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:18 PM   #8
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Replacement window pins

Has anyone been able to source the pins that fit in the window? I can't seem to find them.
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:43 AM   #9
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Has anyone been able to source the pins that fit in the window? I can't seem to find them.


Neither can I—no luck.
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:46 AM   #10
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Sorry I missed this thread, but sovereign69 is right on. I used Kroil oil on a bunch of stuff getting the 55 renovated. Works really well. Good luck


Purchased Kroil oil and unfortunately was still unable to separate the frame pieces!
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Old 09-04-2020, 06:39 AM   #11
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I’m over a month late to this, but I’ll post anyway for future searches.

The few locking rods that I couldn’t get out I also cut. I used a jewelers saw to remove the least possible aluminum from the sash. I make jewelry so I had it on hand. A coping saw or hack saw surely would work too.

I couldn’t find replacement rods. Mine measured 1/4” x 3/16” x 2 1/2” or so each. I did find 1/4” x 1/4” x 12” square aluminum rods on Amazon. I bought this & used my sander & course grit sandpaper to remove the extra 1/16” material from one side. Cut to length it worked great.

I think these pins, riveted in place, are important for holding the sashes in tight tension, so it was worth the trouble for me.

Good luck with your project!
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:54 PM   #12
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Ok, I finally found the replacement pins on Vintage Trailer Gaskets. Here’s the link: https://www.vintagetrailergaskets.co...onnectors.html

Happy travels,
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