Window Regulator Bolts

Vettn71

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My 95 GT has a bad regulator, but I can't get it out. It's supposed to have rivets, but seems to have a screw and nut. The nut is a half round type thing and the screw (from the inside so I can't see it) seems to have a crows foot type head. The nuts are super hard. Thought I'd just grind the nut off, but no way. Any help would be appreciated

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I just took my windows out of my 94 and can confirm they are supposed to be rivits(and a ***** to get out). Can you get a pic of it? Almost sounds like a Riv-nut.
 
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Well, they are rivets. Never seen anything like them. Look like rivnuts or something. Took a punch and knocked out the centers, then drilled the heads off. I bought a rivet gun that handles those type rivets from Harbor Freight for $15 ( on sale). Course, my regulator is crapped out, but I found one on the bay for $49. If it lasts a couple years I'll be happy. Thanks for the help

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by the sound of it you should have been able to take the screw out, and then put it back in. Was there something stopping you? I actually just bought a threaded rivet gun as well as just removed my window and been wondering if I would us it on the install.
 

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