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Old 02-12-2018, 02:03 PM
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My side vent windows are in such bad shape I was thinking of replacing with the one piece unit
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:03 PM
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just my opinion but i would never replace the vent windows.you can always go to a 1 piece glass,but i would not.i would never do away with the cowl vent either,but to each his own.
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I want to do the same with my crew cab for the back doors. Someone on here offered a templet a while back but i cant remember who. Dont forget to lengthen your glass holder.
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My side vent windows are in such bad shape I was thinking of replacing with the one piece unit
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If you live in a hot climate and don't have A/C then I'd keep the vent windows for air circulation. Otherwise, it would not matter IMHO. I eliminated mine in my 48 but I live in a cold climate.
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I removed my wing windows and installed electric openers. I also kept the stock cowl vent. To prevent my glass for falling out of the track when closing I made a small "wing" track.
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I want to do the same with my crew cab for the back doors. Someone on here offered a templet a while back but i cant remember who. Dont forget to lengthen your glass holder.
It was John 56panelford!
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My side vent windows are in such bad shape I was thinking of replacing with the one piece unit
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If you use the forum advanced search tool you will find lots of threads discussing this including the best type of kit to use. Not everyone agrees on this modification. Certainly the guys that want to keep things original don't nor the budget builders. But some of us whose trucks were in such bad shape when we got them that they would never be original again have decided to make the change. Like Vern I have opted for the ventless electric window. But I am keeping the cowl vent.
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I too will be going to flat on my 53 Charlieled sent me the glass template and I will be making everything else . The rubbers - belt moldings are all available from Steelrubber very reasonably . The complete kit is available but up here the cost would have been $600 + without the glass . I have also eliminated the cowl vent and will be installing exit vents at the rear of the cab .
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Thanks to all for the feedback,
So far it looks like Mid Fifty has the best Kit and price
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Thanks to all for the feedback,
So far it looks like Mid Fifty has the best Kit and price
Check shipping! I’m going to pick up one at one of the shows they attend.
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for some reason if you order the windows without the stainless bead the shipping is ALOT cheaper, like $65 vs $240. At least mine was, my solid side windows should be in on Friday... I have a fun weekend ahead of me.
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The shipping for me was just shy of the purchase price and that was without stainless or glass .
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for some reason if you order the windows without the stainless bead the shipping is ALOT cheaper, like $65 vs $240. At least mine was, my solid side windows should be in on Friday... I have a fun weekend ahead of me.
I asked MidFifty and this is what I got back.

“Because the stainless trim is so fragile that the only way we can ship it is in a 96 inch long package which is very expensive to ship . The no bead can be rolled up very easily to fit in a much smaller box

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Diane
Mid Fifty F-100 Parts”
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Well that makes sense... the only issue I have with mid fifty is their shipping prices. At least LMC gives free shipping for $1000+ orders, mid fifty just rings up a horrendous shipping bill.
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