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I just got done with a long trip with my 69. After closing the passenger side door the window derailed. In order to rerail it I think I need to take the door panel off. Unfortunately there are 3 bolts bolting the door handle to the actual door that are 2 inches inward. I don't have a ratchet socket that will fit inside of those holes without getting them stuck. Any tips?

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Those 3 bolts are either a 3/8" or 7/16" and require a deep socket with 3/8 drive. If you can get a 1/4" drive with a socket in there it will fit easier however I have been unable to turn the bolt because I could not get enough leverage. Even with that you will need and extension to turn the socket.
Highly recommend using some lubrication. A vinyl, rubber treatment or something like that would be good to place around the hole to those bolts.

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Thank you very much! Will post how it goes. I know this isn't exactly the thread for it, but also ran into some overheating issues on the road. I think it's either a bad thermostat or old coolant, any thoughts?
 
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