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Eliminating wing windows
#1436718 Sun Jan 09 2022 08:58 PM
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W
'Bolter
I've seen many trucks that have had the wing windows eliminated by using a one-piece glass. Is this done with a kit of some sorts? If so, does it work well?

Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1436720 Sun Jan 09 2022 09:04 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
The window regulator is completely different between '50 and earlier (full window) and '51 and later (wing windows.) So it's not going to be a piece of cake. Might be easier to swap doors if you have a '51, but if '52 or later, the door latches are different.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
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Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437032 Wed Jan 12 2022 10:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 71
W
'Bolter
Thanks for the info, I thought that you could possibly change my '53 doors into the one-piece window door. I just finished my truck, and would hate to replace the doors just for the windows. In all honesty, it seems that the only outside mirrors that work good with the wing windows are the terrible looking monster stock mirrors, and a rear view mirror is very necessary part of driving my truck (which is why I want the do away with my wing windows).

Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437082 Thu Jan 13 2022 03:38 PM
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J
'Bolter
Friends who have converted their doors have told me (1) it was difficult and (2) they didn't like it once everything was finished. They liked the look of the single glass pane, but they had more wind noise around the glass and they had constant rattles. Possibly it was due to their work, but these were guys who normally didn't make mistakes. Good luck.


Jon

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Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437101 Thu Jan 13 2022 06:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,529
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Originally Posted by WVMountaineer
. . . In all honesty, it seems that the only outside mirrors that work good with the wing windows are the terrible looking monster stock mirrors . . .

What monster stock mirrors are you referring-to?
this mirror ? [chevsofthe40s.com]


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437103 Thu Jan 13 2022 06:15 PM
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Posts: 1,088
5
'Bolter
Vent windows are a love hate deal. I love mine!!!!


Brian
1955.2 3100 Truck


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Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437117 Thu Jan 13 2022 07:27 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,529
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Amen, Brian shake


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437121 Thu Jan 13 2022 07:59 PM
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Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437196 Fri Jan 14 2022 02:48 AM
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Posts: 71
W
'Bolter
Again, I do like the vents, love the air, actually like the look, blah, blah, blah, just hate the (again) big stock mirrors and the arms that they mount to. If I could find a better looking mirror that works well with the vent windows that would cure my wanting to go to the one-piece glass.

Last edited by WVMountaineer; Fri Jan 14 2022 02:50 AM. Reason: explanation
Re: Eliminating wing windows
WVMountaineer #1437199 Fri Jan 14 2022 03:09 AM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Can you post images/photos/pictures of the "big stock mirrors and the arms that they [the mirrors} mount to" ?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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