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Old 12-13-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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55-59 vent wing windows

As much as I like the look of 1 piece windows, I decided that I want to keep the wing windows for function, especially since I'm closing off the cowl vent on my truck. Does anyone have any pics/advice/tips/links on rebuilding the wings? Things like what brand of rubber seals fit better, where to get quality locking levers and parts, etc. I've seen a whole lot of posts and info about changing to 1 piece windows, but I haven't seen any posts about rebuilding the stock wing windows.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

there is a really good video on youtube demonstrating the installation. Not sure who did it, but it is a seal manufacturer's video
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:32 PM   #3
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

I did in fact use the youtube video to work on my vent windows but I bought my seals from LMC, new glass from a local auto glass company, and repainted and installed myself. Putting them in is fairly straight forward, watch the youtube video, it'll help. There are 2 very helpful videos
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:12 AM   #4
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

the vent window and side glass install together Gave me Grief
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

If you need everything to rebuild your originals you might ought to look at what you can get new ones for. You might save a few bucks but sometime it isn't worth the time and effort to rebuild vs buying new.

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Old 12-14-2017, 03:36 PM   #6
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

Ok thanks guys, I'll search youtube for the videos. My hangup with just buying new wing assemblies is that I've seen a few people say they don't fit good. If they do, they might be the way to go.
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

i would rebuild what you have --rubber is available and its not really that difficult
i have done several pairs --- take your time and be methodical and you will get it done
and i am sure it would fit great .
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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM   #8
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I found the youtube video on the wing windows. Yes, I'll rebuild mine.
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Old Yesterday, 06:22 PM   #9
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Re: 55-59 vent wing windows

On my build thread around page 26 I showed some of my work on the wing windows and installation, might help.
I think my thread will be highlighted below.
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