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Old 07-11-2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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wing vent windows

Hello, I have a new project its a 1986 chevy short bed 2 wheel drive that purchased in January and I'm about to start buying parts to install this winter. I would like to rebuild the wing windows and am not sure what or where to buy from. I have looked at lmc but what I would like to find is a complete rebuild kit if there is such a thing. When I open the drivers side the whole window comes out so I'm not sure exactly what all I need. I plan on watching some videos on how to replace the seals to get a feel for what it takes to get this job done. Any info on quality products is greatly appreciated thanks.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: wing vent windows

I have not seen a kit. I took mine apart to rebuild & had to drill out rivets. The seals were precision brand & fit was perfect. I didnt have the correct rivets to put back together, so my glass man put them back together for a price that i couldn't turn down.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #3
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I sent mine off to Precision to have them rebuild them. Best way to go!! They know what there are doing and there are a few steps that can be very trying on ones patience. Turn around time is about 2 weeks. Here is the guys info, call him and you can get all your questions answered. I didn't get the complete package on mine. They were able to reuse a lot of my parts, because they were in such good condition when I sent them off.
If you do a search on vent windows, here on the forum, you will a lot of threads and most will end up going to Precision.

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Old 07-12-2017, 12:10 PM   #4
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Re: wing vent windows

Here's a few threads on the subject:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...indows&page=19

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...t=vent+windows

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:24 PM   #5
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Re: wing vent windows

Thanks for the links. Is precision the place that has stopped doing them? I was reading a thread on here and there is a company that isn't going to do them anymore I hope that's not them. I don't know if I have the patience to do them myself. I will read through the links thanks again.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:05 PM   #6
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They haven't stopped doing them. Give Greg a call, you'll be glad you did.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:13 PM   #7
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I sent mine off to Precision to have them rebuild them. Best way to go!! They know what there are doing and there are a few steps that can be very trying on ones patience. Turn around time is about 2 weeks. Here is the guys info, call him and you can get all your questions answered. I didn't get the complete package on mine. They were able to reuse a lot of my parts, because they were in such good condition when I sent them off.
If you do a search on vent windows, here on the forum, you will a lot of threads and most will end up going to Precision.

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Old 07-12-2017, 07:41 PM   #8
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Re: wing vent windows

I'm pretty sure Ken posted in his 77 rebuild thread that Precision is done with wing window rebuilds to focus on other things. But rebuilding them is not hard, just takes a little time and patience like anything else.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:25 AM   #9
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Re: wing vent windows

I just sent mine in. I spoke with Greg today and they are working on replacement vent windows. When they are released they will stop rebuilding. No eta on the new product, but I'd send them in soon. I also saw that LMC is offering replacement ones for 200 each.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:45 PM   #10
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Re: wing vent windows

If you don't mind my asking, what's the going rate for having precision rebuild the vent windows? I need to take care of the vent windows on my '84 K5 and with how busy I am at work right now having somebody else handle that part could be well worth it...
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:48 PM   #11
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I was quoted 175 per but he did tell me they did have a price increase, not sure what it is.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:59 PM   #12
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Mine was $100 each, but I had already bought my seals, rivets and springs, thinking I would do them myself. So I sent my parts with the vents to be rebuilt. I also kept my handles, because they were in good shape. And they didn't have to replace my vent window frame, mine was not rusted, like so many are. And they will use new ones if they need replaced.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:19 PM   #13
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For my 66 thay want $460 to do mine.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:53 AM   #14
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I had mine done by Precision last year and was like 250. Great work.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:39 PM   #15
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Re: wing vent windows

A good option is some later model 88-91 Suburban/Blazer vents(crewcab if you can find them) They seem to almost always be in good shape.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:41 PM   #16
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A good option is some later model 88-91 Suburban/Blazer vents(crewcab if you can find them) They seem to almost always be in good shape.
Do those have black levers?
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:25 PM   #17
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Rich84, they do have black outer buttons. Really easy to change out with chrome if you prefer
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:29 PM   #18
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Re: wing vent windows

Just to clear up a little confusion on our rebuild program. We did plan to discontinue it a short while ago which is where Ken got the info. However, after many requests we decided to proceed with it and now have a dedicated person rebuilding them. We have had to increase the cost to $275 per side because of the labor costs though. Sorry for the confusion!

Anyone who has had them rebuilt can vouch for the quality that is put into these. We have worked with a number of great builders out there including Ken with Scarlett, Mike Losh, all three of his builds, Eric Steinbrecher with Tootsie and Chris Stafford with his last two builds, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions and please pass this on if you see other threads develop.

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Just to clear up a little confusion on our rebuild program. We did plan to discontinue it a short while ago which is where Ken got the info. However, after many requests we decided to proceed with it and now have a dedicated person rebuilding them. We have had to increase the cost to $275 per side because of the labor costs though. Sorry for the confusion!

Anyone who has had them rebuilt can vouch for the quality that is put into these. We have worked with a number of great builders out there including Ken with Scarlett, Mike Losh, all three of his builds, Eric Steinbrecher with Tootsie and Chris Stafford with his last two builds, etc.

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Old 08-11-2017, 09:34 PM   #20
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Re: wing vent windows

I posted pics of mine, up there on #3, of this thread. I can vouch for the quality, best money you'll ever spend on your beloved truck. They helped dramatically on the wind noise too.
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Can vouch on the quality of rebuild. Plus they kept me up to date on the rebuild progress.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:09 AM   #22
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Re: wing vent windows

Rebuild them yourself, super easy, around $40 or so for seals for both sides, if your vent channels are good re-use them, if not they are around $25 to $30 each, $4 buck for rivets, the biggest problem is flaring the one rivet at the hinge, took and old set of bolt cutters ground off the end and used it to squeeze the flair tool, worked like a charm,
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Rebuild them yourself, super easy, around $40 or so for seals for both sides, if your vent channels are good re-use them, if not they are around $25 to $30 each, $4 buck for rivets, the biggest problem is flaring the one rivet at the hinge, took and old set of bolt cutters ground off the end and used it to squeeze the flair tool, worked like a charm,
You did a good job!!
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:24 PM   #24
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I had Precision rebuild my vent windows and they whistle worse than the original old ones. Not happy at all. For the money I should have upgraded to the one piece window conversion to eliminate the vent windows.
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