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Old 02-17-2008, 08:43 PM
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Getting rid of the vent window?

I need glass for the doors on my 41 plymouth coupe but I want to get rid of the vent window and put in a 1 piece glass. How hard of a job is it?. Can I just take the vent stuff out and get a piece of glass cut to fit and use the same lifting mechanism? I've been on this project off and on for 7-8 years now and getting back into it so I can have it running this summer. Will be posting pics when I find a little EXTRA time. Thanks for any help!

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go to the bone yard and check out cars that don;t have vent windows ... usually the channels will have to be changed in the front and the glass guides might have to be modified If not done right the glass will rock and not raise evenly ...also the door upper weatherstrips are different I had door glass amd mechanisms for a while when I was an engineer at Ford...
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I removed the vents in my Henry J- simple job- just unbolt, remove the bracing for the vent in the door, cut glass to fit and use aftermarket channel and electric window motors. Make sure you don't have a bend in the door so the glass can be straight. You may have to modify the inside of the window surround to accept the channel. I went pillarless in the J and modified the body to accept the gasket.
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