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53-55 f100 - eliminating window vents?

I would like to eliminate my door window vents and just have one piece of glass that can roll up and down in the door. My roof is chopped 3' in the back and about 4" in the front, and I think it would look better with the window this way. I've seen pictures of trucks with this done, but when looking at my door it seems like the window would hit the door hinges. Have any of you done this mod before? Any help would be great.
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Note that the window channel with vent is curved, not straight. Mid Fifty Home - Mid Fifty F-100 Parts sells a one piece curved glass replacement kit, but don't know if the glass will work with your chopped top. Other alternative is to straighten the door channel for flat glass (Mid Fifty also sells a kit for this, but it requires some significant body work to the doors. The hinge area inside the door does require some modification as well and is detailed in the kit instructions.
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Note that the window channel with vent is curved, not straight. Mid Fifty Home - Mid Fifty F-100 Parts sells a one piece curved glass replacement kit, but don't know if the glass will work with your chopped top. Other alternative is to straighten the door channel for flat glass (Mid Fifty also sells a kit for this, but it requires some significant body work to the doors. The hinge area inside the door does require some modification as well and is detailed in the kit instructions.
you can see the MF one piece kit install in my gallery.

the glass is cured both ways, and probably couldn't be cut.
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I've got the same issue that you have. I've received a couple examples from other builders on the window issue. You might try looking at this link to see what this guy did. I think the window info starts around thread #40. Maybe it will give you something to consider.

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I'll have to look to find the other example.
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Thanks guys! I can't seem to find the kits you mentioned on midfifty.com. Does someone have the link? The kit install looks pretty straight forward thanks to sdetweil.

The other option that I'm considering is to make the vent window a fixed window. I just hate the rubber seal under that pivot and I'm really trying to clean up the look of the door. This route my window glass stays the same even with the chop, and the mods to perma-mount the vent window would be less extensive.
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Thanks guys! I can't seem to find the kits you mentioned on midfifty.com. Does someone have the link? The kit install looks pretty straight forward thanks to sdetweil.

The other option that I'm considering is to make the vent window a fixed window. I just hate the rubber seal under that pivot and I'm really trying to clean up the look of the door. This route my window glass stays the same even with the chop, and the mods to perma-mount the vent window would be less extensive.
the one piece kits from the 53-55 slantcabs are on page 98 of the pdf catalog. their online pdf is at http://midfifty.com/images/2012_Midfifty_Catalog.pdf
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