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Old 03-03-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Need advice, windshield channel starting to come loose

So I've noticed here the last few weeks that my windshield channel is starting to come loose in the center we have had quite a bit of bad weather and 60 mph winds this last month and has taken its toll on my channel, the channel itself is still good but the screws are no longer tightening down so I guess my question to everybody is what would be my best option for securing it? Any help and advice is much appreciated

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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Bigger screws. But then again, sometimes I'm too quick to take the cheap & easy fix. I'll be curious as to how others chime in.

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Old 03-03-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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The next sized up screw, or if you are running nothing but a soft top, meaning not switching from hard to soft like I do, then you can pop rivet it in place. Then it will never move.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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The next sized up screw, or if you are running nothing but a soft top, meaning not switching from hard to soft like I do, then you can pop rivet it in place. Then it will never move.
I go from the full soft top to the half cab top in winter thru spring, then the full top summer thru fall but both are soft tops
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:39 PM   #5
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Then I would use rivets if it were me. Steel rivets put in with a rivet gun and no more worries of the channel ever coming loose.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:46 PM   #6
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Then I would use rivets if it were me. Steel rivets put in with a rivet gun and no more worries of the channel ever coming loose.
alright thank you I think I have some in my garage if not I'll buy some I appreciate it I'll be trying it tomorrow
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I would also put some silicone underneath the channel to help it stay water tight.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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bore an 1/8" hole one inch adjacent to the original location.... install new screws.... done
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Once again I will mention this. Because all of mine were stripped. The metal was actually splitting. I went to Harbor Freight. Spent $16 on threaded rivet set. Bought matching screws from Ace. Drilled, riveted. Drove cross country. Problem solved.
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