I fitted a new window regulator to my wife's Landrover just after Crhistmas - it was relatively easy, but quite time consuming as I had't done it before. I also had the advantage of a garage to work in. Might have been more of a problem if I had to try and fix it outside - and it had started raining
Hey ZF, what have Russian aircraft got to do with this?
Anyway, if it was one of mine I would silver braze it, as that is the best I could do with what I have here. HM reckons he can get it replaced, so no fun for us. As a bookkeeper I used to file up the copper electrodes on the welder, so that this didn't happen.
Like the bit on the Russkie's. I possibly thought you meant Oxy/Acet brazing, my only concern there would be upsetting the hardening,heat treatment, and making the teeth a bit soft on the quadrant, if that's what they call it.
Not trying to outpost or anything, but in the past have built worn quadrant teeth up, with MS rod, then case hardened With Casnite. I must have been nuts in those days, but always had a go, like Bodger seems to now.
The same thing happened to my drivers window last year.The metal is fairly poor quality and the original spot welds barely sufficient on these mechanisms,while I had it out I replaced all the weak spots with stainless monobolts or high silver content brazed joints....tis solid now
..Mango's will want at least £120 for a new mechanism,perhaps more if you've got the fancy window dropping bit found on later cars.........not a bad price but enough to make me have a bash at repairing the bugger myself.
Quite friendly guys in Mango's too - I seem to spend my life in there. Often even get a coffee while your waiting.
I think they add the price of the coffee onto the parts though always seem to leave feeling like i have a big hole in my pocket