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Old 04-23-2018, 04:45 PM   #276
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

Anyone used Auto City Classic for their one-piece door glass - how did it fit? I'm wanting tinted glass for all pieces and feel like I need to get them from same vendor to get consistent shading. Went through the thread pretty quick and did not see any reference to them. Thanks. -Bob
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:55 AM   #277
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

Sub'd for reference, I'm doing the install right now. using your tech, its working quite well! thanks!!
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:36 AM   #278
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

Hi guys, just tried the link for the PDF template and it's saying not found?? anyone else have this issue?
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:14 AM   #279
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Hi guys, just tried the link for the PDF template and it's saying not found?? anyone else have this issue?
Found elsewhere on the net that the company is closed down so the website isnít up now. Hopefully someone else can provide that file in the future. I still have my template in Masonite.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:53 AM   #280
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Looking into it and I think the template is the least of my worries. There just donít seem to be any suppliers for the felts or channels and shipping seems very expensive from the states. Looks like Iíll be sticking to the quarter window for now
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:50 PM   #281
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anyone still have the template i can use???


Thanks Ray
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:54 PM   #282
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anyone still have the template i can use???


Thanks Ray
Contact blackdiesel or GRIMSS, blackdiesel is the one who made the template, and I know blackdiesel was going to send GRIMSS the PDF. I have it somewhere but I have 12TB of hard drives so just searching for a unnamed PDF takes forever!!!
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:16 PM   #283
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Contact blackdiesel or GRIMSS, blackdiesel is the one who made the template, and I know blackdiesel was going to send GRIMSS the PDF. I have it somewhere but I have 12TB of hard drives so just searching for a unnamed PDF takes forever!!!
I sent both of them i message but haven't heard back as of yet, i know everyone is busy this time of year with vacations and summer things to do.

thanks for getting back to me



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Old 06-28-2018, 01:36 AM   #284
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

is this what you are looking for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2_p9Ol9isE
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:36 AM   #285
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part 2

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Old 06-28-2018, 01:39 AM   #286
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part 3

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Old 06-28-2018, 01:40 AM   #287
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part 4

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part 5

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Old 06-28-2018, 06:28 AM   #288
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i have those and that is great stuff i was looking for the template to build the window itself.

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Old 06-28-2018, 09:48 AM   #289
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have you seen this thread?

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=366078&page=6
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:28 PM   #290
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yes sir i have thanks for showing me.

I have the one piece glass kit that came with the truck but the windows didn't fit all that great so when i saw the template for the glass on here i down loaded it to my PC well i didn't get to it right away and i lost everything on my PC so now i need the template so i can have new glass cut i don't have it.
i don't know if it is me or what but i one of the members site it said template but when i click on it, it don't work.... story of my life so i was just asking if any one still had it on there PC if they would send it to me. I want to see the different s between what i have for glass and what black diesel came up with .

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Old 07-04-2018, 06:07 PM   #291
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I have a .pdf window template, but its too big to attach and up load to this forum.
If you PM me your e-mail address I'll forward on to you.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #292
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:01 AM   #293
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Hi guys, just wondering if someone would be able to email me the PDF template for the windows. All window kits that are sold locally in Australia are way to expensive $1300 none electric and $2600 electric any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:51 AM   #294
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

Aussie chev pickup PM me your e-mail address and I'll forward the template.

I have made electric window lifts utilising the original manual lifts, removing the small hand cranked pinion and replacing with an electric window lift motor out of a modern vehicle.
In my case I used a lift motor out of a Lexus LS400, which had a similar tooth pitch to the original chevy, and I cut and welded in the LS400 motor carrier so the motor engaged with the chevy regulator quadrant gear.
I'm sure that there will be other lift motors out there that could be adapted.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #295
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

I found the video's earlier this year and have done the modifications.
One of the windows seams to be to wide and the other works ok-ish.
I think the door template could do me some good.
I PM ed you Roarinrat.

I have a 1956 chevy Truck

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:37 PM   #296
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I found the video's earlier this year and have done the modifications.
One of the windows seams to be to wide and the other works ok-ish.
I think the door template could do me some good.
I PM ed you Roarinrat.

I have a 1956 chevy Truck
If Roarinrat doesn't get back to you, PM me your email and I'll send it to you, He sent it to me also!

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:52 PM   #297
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:05 PM   #298
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idbeast sent me the window template file

I have already done the youtube mod's earlier this year but I'm still not there, i will work on it some more and update.
I also have bear claw latches that I'm doing too, they will fit if you get the right ones.
I will update.
This site has helped me, so I will help back.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #299
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idbeast sent me the window template file
You're welcome MD2020!
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:07 PM   #300
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1st thing
If you have vent windows I would leave them in.
let me say that one of my door came off some other truck, also my cab is a 4B, 1-1/2 ton cab I don't think if matters.
One of the mods that was not on the youtube.
I moved the nylon roller down
It made the window go up at a different angle.
the door hings is to the right and the door latch is to the left.

My truck had 1 piece windows when I got it but none of the youtube mods, had been done, so I did the mods a while back and now I am trying to finish up.
So the 1st thin I did was to pull out the old felt channel around the window and down in the doors and put the old glass in and roll up the window.
I cut some poster board to get the upper corners tighter and taped them on, also going down the sides I had to add some.
I laid myglass down on a 1/4" thick plywood and traced around and made my changes to get the glass to fit tight.


This corner has to be cut off enough to keep the window from binding when you first roll up the window and on the way down.


So I bent my new felt channel around the window and put everything in (no glue), so after trimming the plywood down several times I have it going up and down smoothly.
I think this will be a air leak at this point.
Note: one template will not work for both sides, so I will have two different size windows.



So I cut a piece of 18 ga. steel bent it on my cheep Harbor F break and cut relief cut in.AS you can see it's going to take care of my leak hopefully .


I had to make a inside piece too.


So more and more trimming and twisting I go it to fit.
A couple tacks here and there and hammer it to fit before welding more
So a short piece of the YM54R-96 felt should fix it.


All finished.

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