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Old 06-04-2013, 02:45 PM
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I was looking on Vintage Glass website to see about ordering some side glass for the 38. I noticed during the order process they asked if you had OE non power or aftermarket power windows? I don't understand what would be different about the glass? I called and asked the question and the guy (which was kind of rude) only said if your using aftermarket power windows the glass would be 2 inches longer? Any body know what's the story here? Can you not buy aftermarket power window kits and use your stock OE glass?

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Best guess would be that the power window mechanism that cradles the glass comes up and hits the door. By making the glass longer it goes all the way to the top without having the mechanism hit. I only know this because that is exactly what I had to do on my 48 chevy pickup. I do believe it varies from power window mfgs. though. Some are better than others.
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Best guess would be that the power window mechanism that cradles the glass comes up and hits the door. By making the glass longer it goes all the way to the top without having the mechanism hit. I only know this because that is exactly what I had to do on my 48 chevy pickup. I do believe it varies from power window mfgs. though. Some are better than others.
And this is the nutty part about this, they have a big blanket they call "power or non-power" HUH? I had power windows in my 48 Chevy pickup that I made out of a 63 Buick Wildcat regulator, there was no change what so ever to the glass. I don't get it, how can there be this blanket statement "power or non-power"?

Original poster, what it really comes down to is you make templates and go have your windows made by a reputable local glass shop, done deal.

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I know this one! We just put new glass in my pals '37 Ford. '37, '38, '39 Fords had what are called smokers windows, that is the door glass slides back about two inches when the crank handle is first turned before the window actually starts to go down. This allows a smoker to be able to flick his ashes out the window and draw away the smoke. There are no wing windows on these models. The rear window guides in the door are 2" deep to allow for this movement. If your window mechanism doesn't have this feature the glass has to be 2" longer to take up the extra room.
We installed electric openers made by Nu-Relics that have this feature, they call it a "kick-back": 1937-1939 Ford Coupe ftfg switches console
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That is not what he is talking about, but good knowledge.

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Brian, I just read the OP again and it sounds like the exact situation I described. What am I missing here? Maybe 38sedan will come back and clear this up.
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Brian, I just read the OP again and it sounds like the exact situation I described. What am I missing here? Maybe 38sedan will come back and clear this up.
Alan
You know, I think you are right! The window would be shorter if it's using the original regulator that moves the glass creating a vent at the front! If you are running power windows, well then you wouldn't be using the factory "vent" style opening thus the glass would need to be 2 inches or so LONGER, we were all thinking about "taller", not LONGER.

I believe you are right and this is the answer to the whole question! Very good, very good!

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Thank you, thank you very much
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My car is a Chevy, I don't know about the feature you describe. These cars do have front vent windows. I just ordered the OE type "smoked" glass. I'm not sure if I am going to use power windows anyway. Thanks for the thoughts.
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I know this one! We just put new glass in my pals '37 Ford. '37, '38, '39 Fords had what are called smokers windows, that is the door glass slides back about two inches when the crank handle is first turned before the window actually starts to go down. This allows a smoker to be able to flick his ashes out the window and draw away the smoke. There are no wing windows on these models. The rear window guides in the door are 2" deep to allow for this movement. If your window mechanism doesn't have this feature the glass has to be 2" longer to take up the extra room.
We installed electric openers made by Nu-Relics that have this feature, they call it a "kick-back": 1937-1939 Ford Coupe ftfg switches console
My 36 Hudson Terraplane has this same feature. Window goes back then down..
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