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Window size on 56-passenger door

 
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Old 03-02-2004, 04:33 PM
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Window size on 56-passenger door

Since my "new" truck is missing the passenger side door (main) window , i need to make a temporarly window cut out in lexan in order to drive it home when it arrives on monday.

Does anyone have the exact measurement of this window?

Maybe even a pic or a drawing with measures.

this would help lots to keep me from freezing when picking up this truck!!
 
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:27 PM
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Sorry, no help on exact measurements, but.......
Here's what I'd do:

Bring along a good size piece of cardboard, some clear packing tape, something to cut/trim the cardboard to fit the opening, and some kind of clear plastic (plastic pane ~ 16" X 20"). Cut the cardboard so it fits the door curvature, then cut an opening in the cardboard and "frame" the plastic/clear piece inside the cardboard. Use the clear packing tape on both sides of the cardboard to secure the clear piece inside the cardboard cut-out. Hopefully, this'll get you home and provide SOME sort of protection against the frigid Nordic winter air!

I know it sounds kinda "makeshift", but if all else fails and no one chimes in with the '56 measurements you need.... what the heck, this may be a good enough solution for the short term. Oh, just another $.02 worth: maybe try to pick the truck up during the day if it's warmer in the day vs. the night this time of year in Norway!

Good luck!

 
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:40 PM
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yeah i thought that something like this could work, only that i was thinking of wrapping the upper portion of the door and tape it on the inside before closing it.
it also can be very cold in the daytime so i want the window opening closed as tight as possible. thanks lots for the tip, daryl.
 
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Old 03-03-2004, 05:30 PM
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I think you are worrying for nothing. Since your truck is coming from California to Norway I think it will refuse to start, you will probably end up having it towed on a flat bed and you will be in the nice warm cab of the tow truck. Just kidding, of course. I measured my 56 window opening: 17" wide x 15 3/8" high. The glass would be a little larger but maybe this will help. Good luck.
Larry
 
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:51 AM
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hope to prove you wrong larry !!!
thanks for the measurements, now i can bring my electric saw and a piece of lexan roughly precut.
steven.
 
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Old 03-05-2004, 02:44 PM
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Nice to see someone else from Norway, I just bought my 55 F100
today, and are looking for all materials in bookform or articels

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Old 03-05-2004, 04:23 PM
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hello to you helge , congrats with the truck and welcome to FTE.
what i did for books about the F-100 was to order books from BOOKS4CARS.COM , it`s a shop in seattle with new and used books in all shapes and kinds , and it ship`s fast too. Do you have pictures for your gallery? is it an import that you brought home, or was it already in norway? i`m picking up my new truck on monday! (check gallery in left sidebar.)
 
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I`m going to pick up the car on Wed.
The car is allready in Norway, just 6mil from my homeplace.
I`m really looking forward for my new car.
The one thing I have to order is a power steering, do you have a good place to shop for parts like this?
I will try to find some pictures during this weekend.
 
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Old 03-09-2004, 01:57 PM
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power steering box could be bought from any car demolisher near your home town. i bought a kit for a toyota 4X4 for my truck.
 
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steering

But you have to change the steering system on the F100, don`t you?
I was about to order a powersteering kit from John`s f100, but I understand that the Servomotor not is inkluded.
I also have a half turn on the steeringwheel with no effect, so some parts must be out of order.
I am going to put the car in a garage tomorrow, ans start building it up, a lot of work
 

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