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Old 04-12-2018, 02:57 AM   #1
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Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I ran across this youtube vid and he stated the kit came from classictruckglass.com. I looked them up and they have a power and manual version (I prefer manual) and it looks like a nice kit but I cant find any threads about people who have used them so dont want to blow almost $400 and have buyers remorse. Also I'm correct that there is no difference in GMC or chevy windows right, since they only list them to fit chevy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8msKGodzYHI

http://www.classictruckglass.com/ind...it-manual.html

I like the wing windows in these trucks but I also love to drive with window down and arm on the sill, the windows are currently bit small for me to lay arm up there in comfortable position.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:01 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

Well I actually found the write up he did here for the power set, looks pretty straight forward. If no one else chimes in I may end up shelling out the cash for these in the manual style.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s....php?p=6313790
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

Im also interested in hearing any feedback. By the time i rebuild all 4 of my door and vent glass it would cost more then buying 2 kits. All 4 door glass openings are equal on my 61 crew cab so nothing has to be modified.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:31 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I talked to the guy that owns vintage glass at the charlotte auto fair. He said power was the way to go because it was able to drop down easier in the back. The two kits look the same.(vintage and american auto glass) I am going to order the electric kit when i do my truck. It looks like both kits leave a little piece of glass sticking up.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I now realize that vintage glass just sells the glass and felt. You have to use an aftermarket regulator
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:58 AM   #6
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

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Im also interested in hearing any feedback. By the time i rebuild all 4 of my door and vent glass it would cost more then buying 2 kits. All 4 door glass openings are equal on my 61 crew cab so nothing has to be modified.
Yeah 2 kits the difference jumps from $710 with manual to $1480 for power.

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I talked to the guy that owns vintage glass at the charlotte auto fair. He said power was the way to go because it was able to drop down easier in the back. The two kits look the same.(vintage and american auto glass) I am going to order the electric kit when i do my truck. It looks like both kits leave a little piece of glass sticking up.
Is Classic truck glass owned by one of those companies?
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:28 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I have the power window kit from classic truck glass. The kit cost around $750 if I recall. It's a really nice kit. I'll post some pics later (at the hospital right now). Post your questions and do what I can to answer them.
Classic truck glass is a mom and pop style shop in Southern California. Nice people and good with tech support. They are the original makers of the kits.
Travis from AZPROPERFORMANCE installed the manual kit in his 63 C10 (you can find it in the projects section).

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Old 04-23-2018, 11:51 AM   #8
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Ok, sorry for the delay (just got out of the hospital yesterday). Here are a few shots of the windows. You can see how the front of the window sticks up even after its rolled all the way down. It's not really an issue for most people that I've run across. I used the switches that came with the kit (70's-80's GM style with the plastic chrome bezel). I simply removed the bezels and did a little Drexel work on my doors original window crank opening to place the switches until I can get around to doing my door panels. They fit nicely for what I wanted and if I ever decided to just go with the window crank style switches instead, the work I've already done would be easily covered by the window crank handle.

I still have some fine tuning to do on both doors before they are perfect. But they work great and I am very happy with them. I did things a little different than the instructions call for on the weather stripping. The instructions call for the user to make spacers on the inside of the door where the weatherstripping goes because the new stripping isn't made specifically for our trucks (it's a universal "U channel" that is slightly smaller than our original. I took out my old weatherstripping and stripped everything off of the metal "backbone" of it. Then I placed the new weatherstripping inside of it and installed it in the door. The only place I needed a spacer was at the front of the door where the wing window was.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:54 AM   #9
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I heard that the power windows does NOT go down all way.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:00 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

Neither the power/ manual crank go down all the way. because of the way the window glass has to tilt back when it's rolled down there is a small section of the front corner glass that sticks up even when the window is "all the way down". You can see how much sticks up in the first pic, it's not bad at all. I have no idea why all of my photos are posting sideways.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

Yep thats what i was talking about.
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I think i could live with the small amount of window sticking up. I wonder if the instructions warn that the small amount will stick up?
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:00 PM   #13
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

The instructions do. It's by design. In order for the glass to go up and down the glass tilts back. The window literally looks like it fell out of track (at least to me it does). Here's a pic of the window part way down (it's kinda hard to see the glass)
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

You dont have a video of the operation do you? Im wondering how smooth it operates.
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I don't, but i can do a quick video of the window and post it up.
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

That would be great
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:50 PM   #17
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Sorry for the delay. Here is the video
https://youtu.be/piy_PyJWffQ
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

Does it come with the power motors and regulators? As long as you have an empty door shell, you have all you need.
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Yes it comes with everything you need. Power motors, regulators to replace the stock ones, power switches and wire harness. The glass can be ordered in about three different colors if I recall stock (with a green tint), clear and tinted (if I recall there are a few shades to choose from).
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

Cool vid man and thanks for info. I really thought about power option but I really like the old winding windows and while I like the wing windows for ventilation I plan to have AC on super hot days and like riding with arm on sill anyother time lol.
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Re: Anyone ever use classictruckglass.com 60-63 one piece windows?

I gotta say I'm really happy with them! They really open up the field of vision without the wing window there. I'm very happy with the tint too. The only issue really is getting the weatherstripping to fit in just right. I was in the process of installing these when I got diagnosed with a leukemia relaps and had to kind of rush the install before starting treatment. So I need to go back and fine tune the channel around the upper window (you can see some fit issues in the video).
It calls for you to make some plastic (or other material) filler strips to bring the fuzz channel out a bit to better fit around the window. I played with this a bit, but found another idea that once finalized will work better. I used some plastic strips in the front part (where the wing window was) to fill the gap. But for the rest of the upper channel, I stripped the old window fuzz channels down to the metal base (looks like accordioned channel). I then took the new fuzz channel and slipped it into the metal channel and placed it into the door. The fit was really nice and pretty uniform overall. There are a couple if spots that need trimming of the metal channel in order to make the fuzz fit just right. The company is a little mom and pop shop ant they are great people. They got back to me right away on little adjustment tips to make things go smoother (drivers door install needed a little tweaking).
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