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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2000, 06:11 PM
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rear slider

Has anyone replaced their rear window? I bought my truck with no A.C. and want as much air flow as possible so I have been considering a sliding rear window. Is this something I can change out myself? Any tips?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2000, 06:30 PM
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Re: rear slider

Call a shell/camper place for the better prices on the window. Remove the solid window however you wish, rock, hammer, whatever. Take the rubber molding and insert wire into the molding (the slot the window goes into)all the way around. Have enough extra wire to grab onto at each end (start and end at one corner of the window). Install the molding with wire in it on truck. Place new window up to the molding but dont install it in the grove. Push the window into the grove while pulling the wire out. This will pull the lip over the window to seal it into its grove.
Easier done than said.........

-Troy 'WeaZle' McCarty

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2000, 12:10 AM
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Re: rear slider

My truck has a rear slider, and I have mixed feelings on it's effectiveness. The rear slider actually pulls air in from behind the truck, rather than exhaust the air that the front windows bring in. It causes lots of air turbulence, but not as much (or at least as fast) movement as you'd think. But since S-series lack triangle windows in the front part of the windows in the doors and the vents on the side of the cab up under the dash, the rear slider is all we have (gotta love the triangle windows, and the vents under the dash!). Judging from Troy's desciption, replacing it should not be too hard. Good Luck

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