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Back Sliding window question..

I'm curious... On my 98 Ranger Ive got the rear sliding window. For a few reasons I really dislike it and I rarely use it. But is it easy to switch that out for a single pane rear window from another ranger perhaps?

I did a search in the forums about it and saw a lot of people want the sliding one, apparently I'm one the few who doesn't.

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Its probably easier switching to a solid rear window then converting from a solid to a sliding
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If you know how to replace glass, then go for it. Thats all it is.
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it's easy to swap out only took me about 30min to do with help form my dad.
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How Hard is it to go from solid to sliding?
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Just get the glass from another Ranger. Get it from a 1998 or newer one though. 1997 and older regular cabs have different rear windows and may not work.
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If you feel the need to come down here to NM, I'd be happy to trade my solid window for your slider, assuming they would interchange/fit.
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I didn't think it would be too difficult, glad so many had input lol.

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it's easy to swap out only took me about 30min to do with help form my dad.
You went from a sliding to a single pane? Where did you get the single pane?
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How Hard is it to go from solid to sliding?
easy, pull some interior panels remove 8 bolts pop out the old window clean the track, apply seal and reverse the process


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You went from a sliding to a single pane? Where did you get the single pane?
yup, got it off of craigslist for free
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I see you have a 98 like me, does the year of the ranger I get the single pane off of matter? Should I just aim for 98+?
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well, 93-08 ext cabs and 98+ std cabs all use the same window
Here's some pics

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Damn, looks really nice and clean. Im gonna have to look into getting a single pane here soon and I'll post once I do it.
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sliders FTW.
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Wow, I didn't think it would be as easy as taking out some bolts.
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don't know how close this is to you but....
http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/992016804.html
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That actually is pretty close, only maybe a 40 min drive if that. Ill have to find out he still has it.
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would a sliding window from a 94 extended cab work in a 04 ext cab? im trying to go from a solid to a slider
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well, 93-08 ext cabs and 98+ std cabs all use the same window
there ya go
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sweet thanks
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would a sliding window from a 94 extended cab work in a 04 ext cab? im trying to go from a solid to a slider
they changed them i believe in 98 to a bolt in style 93 to 97 where held in by the rubber gasket
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they changed them i believe in 98 to a bolt in style 93 to 97 where held in by the rubber gasket
You are correct. I called up FORD and asked them about it. Mines bolt in and the one I was looking at from a 94 ext cab wasn't. So they are different. Darn was really looking forward to this mod. Guess Ill have to find another on craigslist. Unless anyone in Northern Virginia wants to trade a slider for a solid. HEHE
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any wants to trade a slider for a solid. HEHE
that's what i did
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I have a solid rear window if anyone is interested. Still in the ford box.
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they changed them i believe in 98 to a bolt in style 93 to 97 where held in by the rubber gasket
Replacing a 1999 Ranger XLT extended rear sliding window (its shattered). Looking thru craigslist for replacement, and found various years. LOOK similar, but what is the difference in bolt-in versus rubber gasket?
I “hear” that the 1993-1997 Extended cab ones also fit, but these are “rubber gasket” held in place, where 1998+ they are “bolt in”... [whatever that means].
If I save the original window trim in my current 1999, can I just use some (ex: 1996) rubber gasket one, and just have it (drill it?) bolt in place too...???

According to Ford dealership (over the phone)… they changed them i believe in 1998-2000 to a bolt in style, and the 1993 to 1997 where held in by the rubber gasket. 1998/1999/2000 were all the same.

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