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Old 10-30-2018, 05:31 PM
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rear slider questions 76 f250

hey guys i have a 76 f 250 that has a slider in it well i was unloading some firewood this morning and a piece of wood broke one square of the slider im wondering what years will fit for a replacement? and if im best off replacing the whole thing or just the square that got broke please help.
 
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Probably depends on the condition of your seals/latch etc. They are the same from 73 to 96.
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:53 PM
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I've been looking at replacing mine as well. I haven't found a usable used unit but do have some pertinent information I have learned. There is difference in the thickness of the window frames and so different gaskets. Make note of the model year you pull the window from so you can get the right gasket.
 
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I have two original rear sliders i have taken apart for parts. pm me if interested
 
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I've been looking at replacing mine as well. I haven't found a usable used unit but do have some pertinent information I have learned. There is difference in the thickness of the window frames and so different gaskets. Make note of the model year you pull the window from so you can get the right gasket.

You are correct, I bought one at the Spring Carlisle Swap Meet for $10, like new!! get home and go to install it in my '77, the new seal I bought would not fit. Got one for a '90 and it fits perfect. The frame is definitely thicker on the later models.
 
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I've been looking at replacing mine as well. I haven't found a usable used unit but do have some pertinent information I have learned. There is difference in the thickness of the window frames and so different gaskets. Make note of the model year you pull the window from so you can get the right gasket.
3x on this.

80+ gaskets go with 80+ sliders. 79-pre gaskets go with 79-pre sliders.

Do not attempt to mix and match a new gasket with an old slider. It won't "fit right" and you'll be singing an unhappy tune when it rains.

On a positive note, the 96 slider + 96 gasket I installed in my truck works amazing And it's 100% black
 
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I worked on my 78 F150 rear slider this weekend. I decided to replace mine because I was tired of hearing the old slider windows clank around while driving. They had too much play. I went with the LMC pre-tinted slider: Truck Parts and Truck Accessories It looks sharp, but now I'm worried I'm going to miss the old aluminum frame... Keeping the original just in case!

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Install the gasket to the frame first, then work the slider window into the gasket with soapy water and an extra helper with a plastic window tool. The rope trick doesn't work because the gasket is too loose and falls off the slider frame. I recommend getting the gasket with the chrome trim. It allows more flex when installing the new slider since the trim goes on after the slider is in place. I had to take mine into a glass installer to get the chrome trim installed since I didn't have the tool for it. Took about 20 minutes for them to work it into place with soapy water and a lot of elbow grease!



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restoring an original 1979 slider window

I know this post doesn't help the original member with his question.... but since we are on the topic of sliders.... I have a nice sliding window for my 1979 restoration project but it could use new seals around all the glass. Does anyone have experience with finding and installing replacement seals? Still searching archives so I if find anything specific I'll share it.
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Should have clarified that I am not referring to the gasket that goes around the outer frame.
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Can't help you with finding one. But installing them is easy. They just slide on the rear slider and are held in place by friction.

Getting the assembly (gasket + slider) onto the truck is another animal. It's best to have some bailer twine and warm soapy water, and a lot of patience. A helper will also be nice as you need to rest the rear slider against the back of the cab, crawl inside, and start working your way towards seating the gasket in its spot on the cab rear window.

Put some rope or bailer twine in the seam/groove of the gasket (all the way around) and leave some extra out of each end for something to yank on. Tie a knot in the end of the rope so you've got some grip. With the slider held against the back of the cab from the outside, start pulling (slowly) on the rope as your assistant applies pressure to the same area as you're pulling on.

Basically you're "walking" the gasket from the outside of the cab to the inside of the cab via help of the rope. Work slowly. And don't be afraid to go from one rope to the other if one is giving you issues. The corners will be particularly difficult if the window isn't 100% aligned from the outside.... but you can shift it left and right by smacking your hand against the inside edges while the slider is open. Give yourself 2+ hours to do this job. Be patient.
 
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:17 AM
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Work slowly. And don't be afraid to go from one rope to the other if one is giving you issues. The corners will be particularly difficult if the window isn't 100% aligned from the outside.... but you can shift it left and right by smacking your hand against the inside edges while the slider is open. Give yourself 2+ hours to do this job. Be patient.
All of this. Just swapped one into my '78. Patience is key. This was the first time I've ever done it. 2 hours is a solid window of time for this
 
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:57 AM
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All of this. Just swapped one into my '78. Patience is key. This was the first time I've ever done it. 2 hours is a solid window of time for this
I forgot to add in comments about using soapy warm water!

I used quite a bit of soapy warm water when I installed mine. I didn't drench everything, but it had a nice thin film / misting before installing. Sure made things go easier, and all I needed was a big bath towel to wipe up once I was done.

The soapy water helped the gasket move around while being installed and helped it find its' "spot" where it wanted to go. Don't use too much though!!! Too much of a slippery surface, and the gasket will just slide all over on you like a hockey puck on ice.
 
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I would recommend against lithium grease. It works, but boy does it leave a mess behind...
 
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I would recommend against lithium grease. It works, but boy does it leave a mess behind...
Speaking from experience there meangreen?
 
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