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Question Door glass divider removal

Have you ever tried that horseshoe ring puzzle where you try to get the ring free from two horseshoes welded together with chains? Well that's what this divider bar is doing to me. Driving me nuts! Getting ready to paint the doors and can not get it out. I'm ready....give me the easy answer. Thanks,


 
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:43 PM
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Did you check the shop manual? I'm not sure if it's in there.

But, they do come out. You drop it down then you got to twist it and turn it. Just keep trying. It's not just 53 to 55 trucks either. I got a pair of used 61 to 66 doors to resell and I took the division bar out and it was a bear.

Now after you get it out and have the bar freshly painted black, I recommend you put masking tape or painters tape over the painted part so it doesn't get scratched going back in!

Good luck!
 
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bill, you got that same diagram handy for a '52 by chance?
 
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Cut about a 2" section out of the door where the bar is and it will come right out.
I haven't removed mine yet. I was hoping to avoid that job, but I will really need to if I want to get felt in their properly.
Take pictures and give us the rundown of how it goes.
 
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Cut about a 2" section out of the door where the bar is and it will come right out.
I think I can get by with a 1 1/2" cut! Thanks for the advise Joe

So far just taking out all screws I find and it all loosens up. Those ****** handle springs are a PITA. One went flying. Know idea where it went. My biggest fear putting it all back without scratching my new bling
 
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It's like working one of those puzzles at Cracker Barrel or somewhere like that. I did it a few years ago. Believe it or not, it WILL remove and go back without having to cut anything. Seems like I remember you have to get it completely horizontal and then bring it up or out or whatever.. Just keep trying different attempts and directions.
 
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Just put mine back in...goes back in better than coming out...lol! Like to never have gotten them out but they did come out. I had to put more pressure on the front corner and may have bowed it a little...not enough to bend it just enough to clear the bottom corner. Always found when it gets to that point of utter frustration ...pack of cheese crackers and coke break helps....lol!
 
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Bill, you got a 21464 LH side???
 
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Thanks Bill for the diagram. It sounds like there are no tricks, just finesse. So today is a new day. I plan to go into my shop with a new and refreshed attitude. Just like the Little Train that Could " I know I can, I know I can, I know I can...."
 
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Good luck Dave let us know how you make out
 
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I removed both of mine. You are right, it is like a Chinese puzzle. I was so relieved to get them out without damaging anything that I immediately forgot how I did it. I can only tell you that they do come out.
 
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It took me a while to figure it out but I am able to get mine in and out fairly easy without too much of a headache. Lower the divider all the way down into the door and move the lower part all the way to the lower back edge of the door. Push the top part of divider into the very top corner of the door, up toward where the mirror attaches. When you think you have all the way up into that corner....you don't Keep rotating the divider bar on its axis and it will slide up in there enough to get the bottom of the divider bar to just slide out of the inspection hole. It is really tight and after you have paint on the door you will want to tape the divider bar and door to keep from scratching the paint.
 
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Or, just buy a plane ticket for Dangeruss to come out and do it for you. It might be worth the cost.
 
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