Just installed a new vent cover for my 61 Bambi. The old vent cover was a homemade welded metal and glass jobber held in place with bolts through the vent frame. I found the original lifters in a drawer and they appeared to still be operational so I cleaned, lubed, and reinstalled them.
Everything installed easy. However, when I spin the lifters to raise them, the rivet on the side of the lifter body hits the top part of the metal bracket at every turn.
The metal brackets each have identical bends at the top where the cylinder rides. Before I go bending 50+ year old metal around, is there some finesse I am missing?