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Old 02-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Vent Window Assembly

I have a 1985 Silverado and need the vent window assembly for the drivers side, LMC wants $569.00 for one. I'm going though some junk yards next week and was wondering what years will also fit my Pick-up?
And do Vans and 1 ton pickups ect ect also work?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Vent Window Assembly

Another question My tailgate is froze shut and the rod that hooks to the handle fell inside the tailgate. Is there a way to get it open and fix it?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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I think any chevy pickup model from 81-87 should work .
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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I would try one of those magnets that extend and try to reach down in. A bad thing about getting a vent window out of a junk yard is you don't know if your going to start hearing wind whistling when your going down the road, I would get a new one but someone has to have it cheaper than that and still a good product, I would shop around a little bit more try classicindustries.com
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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Re: Vent Window Assembly

This salvage yard is about 70 miles from my house but I'll drive there if any of these will fit, he didn't know the years but he sent these pictures.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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You should check the parts board on the forum, someone's usually parting out a truck or burb on here that has them, I picked up a driver and passenger side in great condition for around $100.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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A bad thing about getting a vent window out of a junk yard is you don't know if your going to start hearing wind whistling when your going down the road
Just gotta have some cardboard handy...
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Re: Vent Window Assembly

It's a giant PITA but you can rebuild your vent windows for about $30 each.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
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I have a 1985 Silverado and need the vent window assembly for the drivers side, LMC wants $569.00 for one. I'm going though some junk yards next week and was wondering what years will also fit my Pick-up?
And do Vans and 1 ton pickups ect ect also work?
You have options available to you!

If you don't want to mess with the weatherstrip, we have complete refurbished assemblies ready to bolt into your door:
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Send us your old ones and you'll receive a core charge refund too!

If you want to tackle the weatherstrip install, watch our video on our channel:

This is for a 73-80 but they are very similar, also, since you have have an '85 you need to find out if you have the one or two piece style!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
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i have an extra drivers side vent window if you're interested
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #11
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Mine is busted at the pivot point in the door bottom, the part that has the spring on it. So I don't know if it can be rebuilt but I am interested in buying a replacement vent window assembly.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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I have a 1985 Silverado and need the vent window assembly for the drivers side, LMC wants $569.00 for one. I'm going though some junk yards next week and was wondering what years will also fit my Pick-up?
And do Vans and 1 ton pickups ect ect also work?
for that price buy a one piece window
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i replaced my 78s with used 89s with locks
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for that price buy a one piece window
Those are cool looking, but I don't think I could ever give up the vent window. I use those more often than the window itself.
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I have a 1985 Silverado and need the vent window assembly for the drivers side, LMC wants $569.00 for one. I'm going though some junk yards next week and was wondering what years will also fit my Pick-up?
And do Vans and 1 ton pickups ect ect also work?
Just to clear up any further questions about fitment..It doesnt matter if the truck is 1/2 ton 3/4 ton or 1 ton, the body, windows , etc are the same. Only the suspension is different. As far as vans, Im pretty sure they are different altogether.
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Just to clear up any further questions about fitment..It doesnt matter if the truck is 1/2 ton 3/4 ton or 1 ton, the body, windows , etc are the same. Only the suspension is different. As far as vans, Im pretty sure they are different altogether.
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Just to clear up any further questions about fitment..It doesnt matter if the truck is 1/2 ton 3/4 ton or 1 ton, the body, windows , etc are the same. Only the suspension is different. As far as vans, Im pretty sure they are different altogether.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:59 AM   #18
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I have a 1985 Silverado and need the vent window assembly for the drivers side, LMC wants $569.00 for one. I'm going though some junk yards next week and was wondering what years will also fit my Pick-up?
And do Vans and 1 ton pickups ect ect also work?
Yeah don't pay that. Your junkyard idea is far better. Original parts that will fit unlike most of the aftermarket junk. You'd think for the prices they want for this stuff, it would at least fit. Also, the brand of new seals you may run into, is precision brand. I would avoid them if possible. There is one other brand out there, that I've never tried. The "Precision" brand is far from precise. They much thicker than stock, and they do not conform to the door without a LOT of working with and heating up. They're durable, and tough, but that' ain't enough imo. They need to fit too.
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Another question My tailgate is froze shut and the rod that hooks to the handle fell inside the tailgate. Is there a way to get it open and fix it?
Look down inside the bed and use a flat head screwdriver to pry the pins out of link assembly. You will have to pull out on the tailgate and then move to the other side.
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Look down inside the bed and use a flat head screwdriver to pry the pins out of link assembly. You will have to pull out on the tailgate and then move to the other side.
Thanks At least I have it open now so I can get heavy stuff in.
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What is behind this silver panel?
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What is behind this silver panel?
Grab a torx screwdriver and find out! There's an aluminum frame that the panel is attached to that sits down in to the tailgate impression. Behind that is a tailgate, and behind it, a truck
You won't be able to acces your handle from under the tailgate band.
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Also, the brand of new seals you may run into, is precision brand. I would avoid them if possible. There is one other brand out there, that I've never tried. The "Precision" brand is far from precise. They much thicker than stock, and they do not conform to the door without a LOT of working with and heating up. They're durable, and tough, but that' ain't enough imo. They need to fit too.
Anyone know of a better brand? LMC or the Car and Truck shop? (don't know what they sell).

86' C30 dually here, vent window seals are shot, but the bottom pivot shaft is not even on the window frame anymore. Braze?
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Personally, I'd hit the classies if yours are truly broke. Someone comes up with a decent pair frequently.

JBD, more than likely they'll be Precision parts. They can be a pain to install, but your old ones had 25 yrs to fit right. If you really want to know, try a phone call.
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If you do the screwdriver thing on the tailgate, wrap some tape around the screwdriver so you don't chip the paint on the edge of the bedside.
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