Please advise how to install wing window in a my 1955 chev truck..not sure if i can do it or if need a body shop to do it..thanks
are you talking about the COMPLETE wind wing assembly.. or just the glass insert???got pictures... do you have a factory manual to show you how.. they are available....there are several chevy truck door articles in the various magazines on this site...can you describe your problem better.. there are several members who are familiar with this.. but asking for a COMPLETE description of how to take the door apart and reassemble it is slightly more than many forum members will want to type out...if you describe exactly what you are trying to do.. i will see if i can answer you.. might even find some articles.. in the TECHNICAL section above left.. just below the K in trucks
helloi.m trying to replace the wing window glass.old glass was cracked so i bought new factory one..not sure i need to take door apart or can i replace window in the truck..thanks
usually wind wing glass is only held in place with the gasket.. in the wind wind frame..slowly working it backwards will slide it out.. new glass slides in.. usually with some lube..
I agree. No need to disassemble the door. To remove- it can be helpful if the window frame is warm, it softens the old gasket. A hot sunny day or hairdryer is plenty of heat. A hard plastic or wooden tool could be used for a little gentle prying, the metal frame is probably stronger than you think. DO NOT use a screwdriver, glass chips may fly.Sometimes the hardest part is swapping the latch over to the new glass because of corrosion. Maybe you have a glass with latch as your replacement, that would be nice.Once you have the glass out, clean the inside of the frame and soak the old seal in hot water to soften it if its reusable. If the old seal is bad (won't hold the glass) and you don't have a replacement, you have two options. Butyl rubber or windhield sealant. If you use a strip of butyl rubber (like for mounting stationary side glass), the glass will still be removable but the rubber can get soft in the sun and eventually seep out which is sticky and ugly. Using a narrow ribbon of windshield urethane would be more permanent and heat resistant. Some of those things fit tight, some don't. Some come out easy, some don't. Good luck.
I have to do this as well. I have a 53 gmc pickup, I just bought doors off Craigslist to get the vent window frames. New those things are almost 300 bucks! So with my new doors, one came with a vent window that has air bubbles it. The other problem is it won't open because the top where the window rotates and the frame connects with the door is totally rusted. I've been applying penetrating oil, any other suggestions would be helpful! But thanks for the info about replacing the glass, I'll be trying that as soon as I et my glass which I ordered yesterday. I'll try to take pics off the whole process !