I am considering installing a one piece window in my 1955 F-100. I see several kits ranging from $390-540. Some indicate "with corner cover" What does this mean? Does anyone have experience or recommendation as to kit to use or one to stay away from. Do these kits work well?
the earlier 'ventless' window kits replaced the side window with a wider glass but didn't completely do away with the vent... instead it replaced it with a plastic insert that filled in the little vee at the bottom of the door
picture shamelessly scarfed from Kenneths site..
the reason they do this is the hinge pocket is in the way...and it was easy...
next came the kit (and I don't remember who made it...but some of the guys on this board have used it... and the vendor was at the Supernationals for the past few years...
it required modifying the hinge pocket, and doing some slicing from the window slot to allow the full width window to slide up... I looked into it but since my body work was complete on the doors it was too much work for me...besides... I miss the vent windows and the breeze they let in....
hope that helps, you might do a search on "ventless windows" OR check with some of the vendors
I installed the one piece windows with the corner pieces, Got them from mid
50's. I removed a section of top inner door panel cause the wipers bound the new glass. I replaced that missing section with some vynil to hold the wiper.
In all I'm happy with the results. I 6'2 with long arms and can now better assume that "cool " driving attitude with my arm streached out on the window frame. By the way there is an article in this months c/c trucks about 1 pc. power windows.
J Jock, thanx . I think I will try these guys on for 1 pc side and the P/W kit. This lead comes just in time as my cab and doors are ready for paint and I am ready to order kits. You were right, the prices are a good value compared to the "Big Ad" guys in the truck mags. Thanks again.
Has anyone done one piece windows in 57-60 ford trucks. I think it can be done. I am seeing 55-57 chevy trucks with one piece windows and they have the forward cant on the front door post. I would love to hear if someone has done this. I would like to have a spare door to experiment on.