aluminum awning window repair

A home owner says:
Torque bar corroded. Is it difficult to replace?
Also frame that holds operator holes also corroded. Can I rivet a piece of aluminum stock to repair and drill new holes for operator? 1/16" thick?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
I believe you could attach a piece of aluminum to mount the operator to the window. You might need to go 1/8" thick, I'm not sure 1/16" would be strong enough. As for the torque bar itself, you will need to remove the screws at each end and detach the torque bar arms from the window linkage on the sides of the window. It is not an easy job to perform, but it can be done. If your window is badly corroded you might want to consider purchasing a complete new awning window.
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