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Old 03-14-2010, 01:14 AM   #126
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

I bought the kit from specialty windows and it never even came with any felt. havent installed it yet, but do have the templates for the glass. if I can help out let me know!
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:25 AM   #127
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I bought the kit from specialty windows and it never even came with any felt. havent installed it yet, but do have the templates for the glass. if I can help out let me know!
Oh man, I hate it that you got ripped off. Maybe we could make this thread a sticky for the newer guys?
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:08 AM   #128
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yes i have it came out great i like it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:52 AM   #129
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yes i have it came out great i like it.
Cool. Anything that we missed or should have mentioned in the vids or with the template?
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:05 PM   #130
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no everything worked just like the video and the template its perfect no gaps nothing the only thing i did have a problem with is playing with the window so the window can slide i had to put it together take apart just get the window just right so it can slide and have room.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:18 PM   #131
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

What did it end up costing you to get your glass cut and to get your track?
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #132
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Ok, was at the NSRA meet today and found the vendor that I have bought the track and felts off of before. They said they would be glad to ship it any where. The place is called wheels of time in Philadelphia Ms. there web site is www.wheels-of-time.com . you will need 2-y528-96, 1-m123-96, and 1-mr172x-96 There catalog price is 35 bucks for the track, they were selling it at the show for 27, you might try to talk them down on it. There web site don't list the part # I gave, got them from there catalog, so you will have to call them.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:51 PM   #133
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man i just noticed that i never replied to you but yea it was way cheaper than buying an incomplete kit lol but i have a picture of the windows in.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #134
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Thank-you for all your hard work. You guys went above and beyond! I have a power kit from Brothers. Will your instructions change very much with the power kit? Will the standard height glass still work with a 2"-3" chopped top? I should be back working on mine in a month or so. Thanks guys.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:50 PM   #135
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anybody having problems with the stainless poping off the channel i done went though 3 sets no luck gettin expensive witch i used y630p from clean plus .....
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #136
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You have to keep working the stainless for the end. It HAS to slide as you bend it. Thats why brothers sends you the non stainless channel. And I would say that spraying some silicone on it would help also.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #137
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great thread black diesel,

now i need to find a shop that can cut the glass
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:06 PM   #138
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Easy to find, let me know how it works out for ya
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:06 AM   #139
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

I just started working on my doors. It looks like there are some serious clearance issues if you want bear claws AND one piece glass. The space is limited but moving that rear track really puts the whole thing in a bind. I'm sure it's doable but I gotta get more vaseline...
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #140
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I just started working on my doors. It looks like there are some serious clearance issues if you want bear claws AND one piece glass. The space is limited but moving that rear track really puts the whole thing in a bind. I'm sure it's doable but I gotta get more vaseline...
did you buy that bolt in kit from trique? (or however you spell it) I almost bought that kit but i opened it up (i was talking to a dealer at a car show) and looked at the directions and quicky realized that it would NOT work with the way we do this one piece glass installation.
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

Havn't ordered any latches yet, just looking at the small Autoloc latches. I wonder if the Brothers kit relocates the rear track the same way? There's just so little room there.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #142
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Re: 55-57 one piece windows

I think I see, they don't relocate the rear track and that's why the front has to be a free agent flopping around in the front. Man, I've see ford Fiestas with more room in the doors than these trucks!
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Hey thanks blackdiesel for the email the other day..
one question, what about the latch? Does the track get in the way?
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Havn't ordered any latches yet, just looking at the small Autoloc latches. I wonder if the Brothers kit relocates the rear track the same way? There's just so little room there.
The brothers kit DOES NOT relocate the track in the rear of the door like its showed in the video. they let the flimsy felt track flop around in the front to give you enough room for the glass to shift forward the necessary amount for it to work. Very cheesy design and the first time you slam the door with the window down it will come out (trust me, i've tried installing a bro's kit...)

If push comes to shove, you can leave the rear where its at and move the track in the front forward to compensate for the adjustment thats necessary for the window to roll up and down. This way it will leave room for bear claw latches or whatever.

Cory, the way we shown in the video does not affect the original style latches what-so-ever. no further modifications are necessary to replicate this setup. About a month ago (when i got my truck finished... for the 3rd time) i was not satisifed with the way the doors latched. My gaps are good but you just had to slam them to get them to latch. i ordered a new set of original latches and strikers from classicparts.com and my doors *click* like a new truck. And at a quarter of the price, its a no-brainer in my book.
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Thats good, figured I missd that part..
I ordered new latchs from classic also..They close great now, fixed that nasty gap at the top to. Working on the cab now, then I'll get to the doors..
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #146
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I've had good luck so far with my kit from classic truck glass.
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I was wondering about that kit, does it stablize the front track?
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:55 PM   #148
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i just want to say thank you to the people the put this thread together it made window install a lot easyer so thanks for all the help pete i had the brothers kit and your right it would never work right without your mods and they were easy to do but 1 problem i'm having is keeping glass in bracket that bolts to bottom of glass any ideas thanks pete

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urathane sealer, but you better have it where you want it. But it will be there when the cows come home.
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I have the window template scanned and where you can print it out and put together. Need a place that I can upload the PDF files to. They are in a zip file and are 9 files. Any clues where to host them?
If you can email me the pics, I have a program to convert to .pdf files. I will scan, convert and email back to you. My email is hannond@windstream.net
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