I was wondering if anyone has taken out the side windows in the back replaced them with sliding windows if its even possible. I know they make them for some canopys and I thought about seeing if I could install a set on the bronco.would be kinda nice in the summer if you didnt want to remove the top. just a thought.
I would like to do the same thing and have wanted to for years but only saw them on Blazers and not Bronco's. I read a post somewhere here a week or so ago about someone doing it but sounds like it had something to do with a travel trailer window or something like that.
If I find it, I'll get back with you.
It would be great if someone actually sells replacements rear side windows though.
1989 EB Bronco
302 / AOD
275,000 miles and climbing
Thats what I was thinking about doing was swing by a rv place and see what they have. or even a window that swings upward and latches to the roof so the whole window is open, I guess the only problem would be how well it seals up. dont want water getting in.
Sliding windows were an option at least on the 1981's. The basic Bronco was a stripper, power nothing, no A/C and a AM radio but I do remember the windows. Dad bought it new and used it strictly as a hunting buggy, hard miles
I found 2 trucks with them in junkyards (an 81 & an 83) and bought both sets. I rebuilt them both (even had the frames powdercoated so they look new and had the glass tinted) and installed a set in my truck. You can see them in this photo album:
Finding the replacement felts was a PAIN!!!!!!
thats a kewl setup. Im gonna have to go look around the local junkyard for some, never know I might get lucky and find some in good shape. was it hard to find new rubber for the windows? is that something I can get out of jcwhitney?
How much luckier could I get???? I drove home from both wrecks, and the Ricer didn't even leave a mark!
JCW sells some of the gaskets, but not all. I had to scrounge 'em up & reuse a couple. The big rubbers are totally obsolete - you can't get replacements anywhere. So is the glass, but you can occasionally find NOS. I'm missing one catch so if you see one...
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