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Old 02-20-2011
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rear glass swap

Ok so I have a '96 ranger with sliding back window, and a bed topper, which makes the sliding back window useless. I also have an '04 ranger with no topper and no sliding back window.

How hard would it be to swap the 2 back windows? I'd like to have the sliding window on the '04. I've never replaced a windshield or anything like that on my own, so I'm not real sure whats involved with taking them out and putting them in. Is it something I could do myself with basic tools? Are the 2 windows even the same size?

BTW both trucks are extended cabs.
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Old 02-20-2011
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not too hard, it is held in by bolts and butyl tape to seal it. be sure and use said butyl tape replacing them so that they do not leak. I had to take mine out and reinstall it a few times until i learned.

Now, when I traded mine to a guy with I think an 01, his had only 3 bolts in the top where mine had 5. i have less bolts now, but no leaks. not too hard to cut off or not use depending on the situation.

you should have one bolt on each side, 3 on the bottom, and 3 or 5 on top.
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