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Old 12-07-2019, 05:24 AM   #1
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Slider to Solid Back Glass?

Good morning everyone, pull up a chair and let's have a chat.

My 76 came with a (factory?) sliding rear window which I hate. Many moons ago a thief gained entry to my pickup by one and took my massive CD collection binder that we all had in the 90's. Needless to say, I was distraught then still am today. Oh, and solid glass looks better.

I found a steal of a deal on a takeout OEM solid back glass but I will need a new gasket. I started looking at them on various sites (LMC, Precision, Amazon, etc) and they all say the same thing:

"Rear Window Rubber does not fit trucks with factory sliding window."

So, does this mean that the gasket is not fit to replace a gasket on a factory sliding window or does it mean that my cab opening is a different size?

Any thoughts or experience here? Thanks in advance, you guys are rock stars.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:50 AM   #2
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

It just means the gasket canít be used with a sliding window. They use different gaskets. I put a sliding back window in a truck I had in high school in the 80ís and saved the original solid glass in my parentís attic. I ended up using it in the truck I have now to replace a slider. So Iíve had the rear window longer than any other part of the truck.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:21 AM   #3
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

Well that's good news then, I can go ahead and order one and feel confident about it. I find it odd that the interface profiles would be different, you would think it would be easier to match them rather than have two different ones since the cab is the same.

How would one go about ordering a gasket for a slider then? I have not seen that option and the future buyer of my slider may want to know.

And my wife yells at me for squirreling away parts all the time...I'm going to show her your comment!
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:30 AM   #4
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Well that's good news then, I can go ahead and order one and feel confident about it. I find it odd that the interface profiles would be different, you would think it would be easier to match them rather than have two different ones since the cab is the same.

How would one go about ordering a gasket for a slider then? I have not seen that option and the future buyer of my slider may want to know.

And my wife yells at me for squirreling away parts all the time...I'm going to show her your comment!
I thought they sold a separate gasket for the slider with a different part number??? Or maybe they just want you to order a new slider and the gasket comes with it. I definitely remember that they are different. I remember that from when I ordered a new gasket for mine.

At one time I had additional parts trucks and a parts suburban when I was rebuilding my truck. Wish I still had that stuff every time I end up having to buy something I used to have!
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

I bought an 80 model new.
Later my dad and I changed the rear glass to a slider.
I still have the old glass,complete with a Houston Oilers sticker on it!
When I traded for a 82 model,it came with a slider.Still have that truck.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:07 AM   #6
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I still have the old glass,complete with a Houston Oilers sticker on it!
I love seeing old stickers driving around, and an original Oilers sticker would be one to be proud of.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:28 AM   #7
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

I hate my slider, and want a solid too....
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:18 PM   #8
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I hate my slider, and want a solid too....
Doooooo iiiiiiiit!
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:33 PM   #9
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I love seeing old stickers driving around, and an original Oilers sticker would be one to be proud of.
It's the one with the helmet.
My late father-in-law's company always bought seasons tickets.I got to go to a lot of games back then.Met Gifford Neilson and Earl Campbell.Long time ago.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:16 PM   #10
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

just a fyi some aftermarket sliders use the solid glass gasket the way they made them .

otherwise order the gasket for the option your installing .

when i did one years ago the gasket was a 1 piece no center lock strip . i soaked it in HOT water for 15-20 min to help the install . i also i used the rope trick and soapy water . BASIC blue dawn dish soap is GREAT no fancy crap soap . better to have a TRUSTED friend for help to push a little and help get it in place . there not bad to do .

i have done almost all my trucks glass swap outs my self . my buddy has had me do the last 2 sets of windshield glass in his peterbuilt .
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:48 AM   #11
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i soaked it in HOT water for 15-20 min to help the install . i also i used the rope trick and soapy water . BASIC blue dawn dish soap is GREAT no fancy crap soap . better to have a TRUSTED friend for help to push a little and help get it in place . there not bad to do .
I've done a few of them in years past and this is the first time I have heard of soaking the seal in hot water beforehand, what a great idea that makes sense! A slurry of dawn dish soap works great, I've usually used whatever slippery spray I had nearby in an aerosol can. WD40, white lithium, chain lube, etc.

A trusted friend? I usually have the choice of my wife or a 12 year old kid! Life is a gamble...
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:01 PM   #12
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

Did my own, local glass co wanted $279 plus tax I'm into it for $40 glass and $45 for gasket....
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

here is how i mount my solid window glass .

custom made wood frame / mirror window tiny on glass / fav stickers = cool wall art work in my bedroom .
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:06 PM   #14
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

lol Very Kool.. nice.
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here is how i mount my solid window glass .

custom made wood frame / mirror window tiny on glass / fav stickers = cool wall art work in my bedroom . lol Very Kool.. nice.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:26 PM   #16
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Re: Slider to Solid Back Glass?

I have solid glass and I hate it! I'd trade anyone two solid glass windows for a slider.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:07 AM   #17
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I have solid glass and I hate it! I'd trade anyone two solid glass windows for a slider.
If you were closer I would probably just give you my slider when I'm done! Shipping something like that is likely cost prohibitive.

I'll be ordering a new seal on my next LMC order, probably in the next couple weeks or so. They are half the price of the Precision one and I'll be pulling the glass sooner than later to repaint the cab.
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