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#655828 - Fri Jun 18 2010 07:24 PM 1955-1959 Door Window Install
Beast54 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 29 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 384
Loc: Preston Idaho
Does anyone know how to Take out and Install the Vent Window and door Window on the Task Force trucks without scraching paint and ruining things?
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#655844 - Fri Jun 18 2010 09:05 PM Re: 1955-1959 Door Window Install [Re: Beast54]
squeeze Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 08 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 5814
Loc: Vancouver Island
the procedure is in the manual, doing it without causing damage to the door is your responsibility wink

Bill
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#655944 - Sat Jun 19 2010 12:41 PM Re: 1955-1959 Door Window Install [Re: squeeze]
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Registered: Fri Jun 05 2009 02:42 AM
Posts: 159
Loc: Rexburg, Idaho
Just did it the other day. Real pain in the rear to do this job. It only took me 45 minutes but I had to replace a broken window so I didn't have to be careful about it. Follow the procedures as outlined in the link above. The real manual has more pictures to look at, so the link above may get a little confusing without the extra diagrams. Take off door handles, sheet metal portion in middle of door, screws above and to the side of glass, trim surrounding top of windows, two weatherstrip panels: 1 on inside and 1 on outside of window but in the door (these sort of snug the glass as it moves up or down), and I'm sure there are a few more screws that need to be removed. With the window all the way up, or close to it, you can remove the glass screws (2 of them).

The hardest part is actually pulling the window portion out. It is very tight! Pulling my old glass out, i beat it with a mallet and somehow wiggled it out. Inserting the new glass is a little easier because you can push down on the window and you have more leverage.

Doing all this carefully is the only way to prevent damage on the new window. Maybe putting tape on the lower portion of the window would help (this is where you need a screwdriver to pry the weatherstrip panels).

---Casey


Edited by REAL_RAT_FINK (Sat Jun 19 2010 12:41 PM)
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#656151 - Sun Jun 20 2010 11:42 AM Re: 1955-1959 Door Window Install [Re: REAL_RAT_FINK]
Beast54 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 29 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 384
Loc: Preston Idaho
Holly Smokes! Thanks so much for all your input!
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#673715 - Sat Aug 28 2010 01:41 PM Re: 1955-1959 Door Window Install [Re: REAL_RAT_FINK]
mbarrad Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2010 11:18 PM
Posts: 74
Loc: Austin Texas
I need to replace my window glass as well. Can I reuse the original frame and just install the glass?


Edited by mbarrad (Sat Aug 28 2010 01:41 PM)
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#673718 - Sat Aug 28 2010 02:11 PM Re: 1955-1959 Door Window Install [Re: mbarrad]
squeeze Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 08 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Vancouver Island
definitely - the only problem you may have is getting the small barrel screws out of the lower frame, but those are available from some vendors [Carter for one]

Bill
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#673766 - Sat Aug 28 2010 05:30 PM Re: 1955-1959 Door Window Install [Re: squeeze]
mbarrad Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2010 11:18 PM
Posts: 74
Loc: Austin Texas
Thanks. Luckily I have good glass in a frame already that I picked up for $20 at a garage sale.
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