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Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246785 Mon Mar 05 2007 03:26 PM
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Hi All,

I have a '51 GMC panel, with vent windows. I also have a 47 1/2 parts truck with one piece windows.

Is it possible to remove the 'guts' from the doors of each to convert my 51 panel doors to one piece windows ?

A door swap isn't a good option in this case.

Thanks


Royzell
Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246786 Tue Mar 06 2007 01:18 AM
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I understand its a lot of work, but can be done.


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Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246787 Tue Mar 06 2007 02:17 AM
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It will be less work and trouble to just change the complete door out.

Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246788 Wed Mar 07 2007 10:08 PM
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I read an article in my Custom Classic Trucks magazine recently that told how to do that on newer models. I will see if I can find it.


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Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246789 Fri Mar 09 2007 03:35 PM
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Look up "alltruckedup" Tony and Email him. He is also a regular on the GMC site. He has done this conversion. You have the best of both worlds here in that you have both sets of doors. It should be easy to see what needs to be done.


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Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246790 Fri Mar 09 2007 08:45 PM
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The window regulators are different for one thing. However I believe the regulators both mount the same way with 3 screws but I could have forgotten, its been a while. The later regulator is shorter because the glass is not as long.
There is a difference in the sheet metal on the door as well. For instance there is a notch on the later door for the vent window rear frame as well as on the window trim.
It can be done but if I were to do it I'd want to swap out doors.


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Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246791 Fri Mar 09 2007 09:32 PM
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truckernix - thanks


Royzell
Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246792 Sun Mar 11 2007 05:49 PM
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'Couldn't find 'alltruckedup'

toxictiki - if you find the article you mentioned let me know.

Thanks all


Royzell
Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246793 Sun Mar 11 2007 06:56 PM
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royzell Tony's email is alltruckedup@earthlink.net Ming the Merciless is his latest alias.

Re: Vent Window to one piece Window switch ?
#246794 Mon Mar 12 2007 11:39 AM
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Hey,here I am.I did the swap once because I had a 51 that needed a door and I had a nice 50 door.
A few holes need to be drilled for the different 50 window regulator,a small notch needs to be cut to clear the vent window arm.And maybe a bracket needs to fabbed up,it was 10 years ago,the small details are a little foggy.Anyways,it was easy to do with common hand tools ,just compare doors to see what needs to be done.

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