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Old 03-18-2010, 11:44 AM
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Replacing Rear Window

So I need to replace my rear sliding window since one of the panes was shattered. Anyone do this themselves or call the mobile glass company? Note to self. Do NOT toss 2x4's in the back of your truck if you have poor aim.
 
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Note to self. Do NOT toss 2x4's in the back of your truck if you have poor aim.
Or a wheelbarrow. Wasn't me actually it was my little lady that got caught in a downpour and threw the thing throught he back window of her Ranger. In any event the windows are installed the same with a black rubber gasket and we replaced hers in about 5 minutes. Slip a piece of small diameter rope into the gasket all the way around, place the window with the gasket lip in place in one corner of the opening and have somebody hold the window against the cab while the other person pulls the rope out from inside the cab to pull the inner lip of the gasket over the window opening.
 
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intersting way to replace it and kind of ironic that some one else busted one out recently too. I was gonna ask about replacing a panel or if you had to do the hole unit.

Has any1 tried using plexi glass b4?

conanski where did u find a new piece of glass?

btw mine was taken out by a 38" ground hawg lol
 
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:22 PM
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I need some help as well for my 87 F250. I broke the passenger side fixed panel of the sliding rear window. Can I change just the one fixed panel or do I have to remove the whole sliding window? Is there any replacement glass available or do I have to use a piece of plexiglass? I believe this is a factory sliding glass rear window.
 
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:52 PM
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Yes you can change one panel. I actually just changed the left fixed panel. I had to slam on the brakes, and my brand new ladder came thru the window, luckily my head rest stopped the ladder from hitting me in the head.
I had an old window that I scavenged the panel from, but if you're patient and good with a glass cutter you can cut a new panel out of a piece of glass you can buy at Lowes.

There are little screws top and bottom of the window at the opening. Take out just the ones you need to seperate the window parts.
You'll have to use your good panel as a template to mark your new piece.
 
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Did you just replace it with a piece of window glass, like for your house? When I broke mine it shattered into tiny pieces as it was safety glass like a side window in a car or truck. The corner of the backhoe bucket just barely touched it!
 
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:43 PM
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No, I had another slider. I broke one of the sliding windows. And after asking a few auto glass places around here amd them all saying "no we can't replace just the broken piece". I eventually found someone parting out a truck with a slider in it.
I bought it for 50.00, and after a few months of it sitting in storage, I finally installed it in my truck. About a month or so later, is when I broke my "new" window.
I figured, well I have to broken windows, why can't I put the 2 together?
I studied my first broken window and saw that there is in fact screws to take it apart. So I took my window out and took out the 2 screws that I needed to, to get the panel I needed out, put the new panel in, and put the screws back in.
The whole process from start to finish was about 20 minutes.

What I was saying, about the glass you can buy at Lowes, and patience and being good with a glass cutter comes from past experience with saftey glass.
I rolled my first Jeep, crushing the windshield frame. I found out that a new window cost alot. I had a friend who owns a glass company, he cut me a new windshield out of a scrap piece of saftey glass that used to be a store front window. He took his time, and made deliberate and precise cuts. Cutting around the 4 round corners, and the slight arch top.
 
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But the safety glass in windshields is different, it's the type that's two pieces of glass with glue or plastic in between the glass so when broken it stays together. The one I broke is the type that is in side or rear windows of vehicles, when broken it turns to thousands of little beads.
 
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Exclamation Standard glass

FYI, NEVER use a piece of standard glass to replace a section of auto glass. Automotive safety glass is designed to break a certain way in a crash. The windshield is laminated so that if something impacts the front windshield you wear the whole windshield on your lap. The side windows are tempered and designed to shatter into tiny pieces and not turn into deadly shards that can stab you. Look at a house window that has had a baseball knocked through it sometime. You end up with nice nasty sections that you really have to be careful around when replacing. Do you really want chunks of glass like that flying around your head in a crash? If you can't find a rear slider to steal the section you need, look in the yellow pages for a shop that sells marine grade plexiglass, and get a section of that cut to fit.
 
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Don't worry, I had no plans to use that type of glass. If nothing else I was going to use a piece of plexiglass to replace it. I've got to do something soon, with all the rain we've had the duct tape/shattered glass panel is starting to sag. Does anyone offer a replacement pane for the factory window?
 
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One of our farm trucks had a piece of scrap metal go through one of the sliders. My dad just glued a piece of plexiglass to it. it looked terrible, and only lasted another year. I now get to replace it the right way!
 
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I don't want to make another just for this but, I hate to hijack threads...

The little plastic lock thingy on my rear window broke off, can I fix that or somehow slide out the glass where that's attached to, what do I do?
 
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You can find the black latches on Ebay for around 5.00+ shipping. I've had to buy 2 of them in the last 6 months I guess, and I have broken the 2nd one. So I got the idea to put a house window latch (from a double hung window) They have an assortment at Lowes so I bought one each a modern window style and an older rounded style, to see which will work better and keep the windows tightly close, as I hate that wind whistle.
I'm going to use double sided tape to attach them, then choose which one works the best, then permantly install them afterwards.
 
 
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