Bifold door guide.

A handy person from dALLAS says:
I have 5 "vintage" bifold door guides that are in various stages of advanced decomposition due to age. I believe they are circa 1964 parts. The picture is of the best (two have been replace with hex head screws which seem to function well but I would prefer the proper parts. The rail itself is a "C' shaped affair complicating the wheel insertion (I think it would, since I have no wheels left, I'm only guessing).
I have one hole that has been enlarged and the threaded part does not ft well at all. I was going to drill a clean hole and place a dowel in it but thought you might have a better solution.

These doors are from 1964 and I think the hardware is original, so sad to see that things just don't last anymore!
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Tom from SWISCO responded:

We have a spring loaded top mounted nylon guide, product code 23-266

The nylon hat is 7/16" in diameter and the height from the top of the rim is 7/16". The diameter of the rim is 5/8".

Take a look at this part, compare the dimensions to the part you are looking to replace, and see if this will work for you.

A handy person from dALLAS says:
Thank you very much. This may very well work. The vertical space I have is restricted and it's going to be close but it is certainly worth a shot!

I had not seen a guide w/o the roller wheel at the top and was trying to make one out with what I had, obviously they come without them. So simple yet once you get an idea in your head it's hard to see anything else.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:

I know how you feel! 

I hope it works out. If you run into any issues, please let us know. We will do our best to help out.

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