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Vanagon Westy Skylight Roller Repair

 

      Easy repair of the Vanagon Westfalia broken Skylight rollers.  Drill out the old rivets and try to salvage what you can of the old rollers to use as patterns for the new ones.  Find a piece of heavy duty plastic air line tubing of a diameter that closely resembles the old rollers and fits in the track slot snugly but without binding.  Cut this tubing to the length of the old rollers.  Find two stainless steel screws and nylock nuts that will fit the interior of these new rollers snugly without binding and allow them to turn on the screws like a roller.  Find two stainless steel washers for the sides opposite the flex arms of your new rollers that will keep them from falling off the track. These washers should fit the screw diameter as snugly as possible and be of an outside diameter that prevents them from falling through the track slot.  The length of the new roller assembly with the washer should be just a tad more than the thickness of the track they slide in, you can test fit them to make sure you get it right. Drill out the holes in the flex arms to match the diameter of your new screws.  Screw the new roller assemblies in place on the flex arms and skylight tracks making sure the ends of screws do not interfere with the travel of the flex arms and the nuts not so tight as to cause the rollers to crush and bind on the tracks.  You may have to cut the screws to the proper length if you cannot find suitably short ones.

 

 

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