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Old 01-08-2005, 01:47 PM
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Removing vent window on '58?

Is there a way to remove the vent windows from a late 50's vehicle with wrap around windshield and still have the main part of the window able to roll down without opening the door? Is there a magic trick to get around the fact that the vent window slants forward along the front edge to meet the windshield? Any ideas? We'd like to removed them from our 1958 Olds wagon if possible.

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Old 01-09-2005, 12:26 PM
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Are you wanting to put a one piece door window without the vent? The vent window and frame can be removed from the inside of the door, the rest you will have to play with, i.e. the existing window rolling up. Nice looking cars, good luck with your project. Dan
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:43 PM
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Are you wanting to put a one piece door window without the vent? The vent window and frame can be removed from the inside of the door
I've been able to remove the vent window OK, but I'm not sure if there is a way to create a one piece door window without it. The problem is that the vent window is wider at the top than at the bottom. I can't figure out how a one piece replacement would roll down past the windshield frame. I've seen a ford with this done, but the windows are up and I can only presume that they stay up unless the door is opened.
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Looking at your pictures............that baby is NOT going down.

Why would you want to remove it anyways..................vent windows were the greatest. I miss them immensely
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