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Old 08-14-2009, 12:56 AM
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52 chevy truck window question

the doors on my truck have wing windows, and i want solid windows like the older trucks. can i convert my doors to accept one piece door glass?

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i'm not sure if i want power windows. so im looking to see if any one has installed older door hardware in the newer doors, hardware meaning regulators and window tracks? i dont feel i need to spend 600 bucks to make my windows roll down, it doesn't seem like a good way to spend money
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is there anymore input on this?
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You can try searching for replacements at this chevy truck interior parts dealer site. There, I hope you succeed in the modifications.
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look on www.lmctruck.com i got a lot of parts
for my 52 chevy truck when i had it
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It is possible to do it, I did it on my truck, but it isn't easy...

The 47 to 50 1pc windows have a frame around the glass, where as the 51 to 55 door glass is frame-less. Thus the felt channels are thinner on the later design, and the interior window trim piece is "thicker" to compensate. I didn't look at early doors to compare, but the upper frame of the door likely has a different profile to suit the thicker window felt channel.

What I did was remove the vent window stuff, fit AutoLoc flat glass power windows and formed and mounted bulk felt channel in the door. The one area that I didn't address was the exterior glass wiper that is internal to the door - it is still short.. That short sentence represents a week of evenings for the first door - the second was done in about four hours.

There is very limited room to work inside the doors, so be sure to buy a box of band-aids.

For mounting the felt track at the front of the door, I salvaged the rear felt mounting track out of some junk doors that I had.
I used the early glass, but it is barely tall enough - a custom cut piece would make the power window install easier.

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I don't see why you couldn't switch out doors from a earlier model? If they fit, It might be cheaper, and easier.

(I'm not 100% sure they would, but I don't see why they wouldn't)
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Here is an article from a past Custom Classic Truck issue on the subject.

http://www.customclassictrucks.com/t...ion/index.html

There are no off the shelf kits for this. Keep the vent.
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