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Old 12-08-2011, 08:06 PM
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57 Chevy Pickup Door Glass

Hello out there fellow Pickup Rodders.........I am looking to replace my door glass in my 57 pickup and was considering going with a no vent type of application......can anyone suggest to me first of all ........is this a simple procedure and........where I might be able to purchase all the necessary glass , window channels and required hardware........Chevy

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they are tuff. the glass has to slide forward in the track. at the very front of the door where the vent window sat you have to do work. you have to increase the depth of the channel some. if not painted no big deal. i heat and use a blunt hammer to push out the channel some. the weatherstrip hides it anyway.

the kits come with felt channel but not the metal forward channel. there is none. it is best to get a piece from some other door to hold the window when down. if not you can break the glass slamming the door. which everyone does trying to fit it flush. the door never fit flush. it stuck out 1/8 from the factory. if the channel from the straight edge by the vent is good you can use it to hold the glass.
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forgot. brothers trucks has them.
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i got mine from brotherstrucks.com. they are not as dark as shown in their catalog.



trying to fit a trapazoid window in a square channel is a little tricky,
they have to make the glass a little narrow at the points to get it to go up and down.
i used 06 durango power regulators for freebie power

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Old 12-09-2011, 11:54 AM
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i did a write up in the 55-59 chevy truck thread on these windows. pros/cons, problems/fixes to make them look good.
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if they didn't look so damn good i'd say they were too much of a pia .

nice truck ogre
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thanks shine.

they do look good and inexpensive too. my truck had chrome trim windows that i was going to re-use, but after getting the truck together with shaved doors they didn't look right. plus they needed sooo much work that it would have cost me over $800 to get it right using stock windows. the 1 pc kit is $229 on sale.
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Thanks very much Fellas for the valuable information on no vent side windows.......I am still contemplating the best route to take here so.....stay tuned.......lol......Will..( Chevy )
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