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Busted the Rear Glass..

Well, I Finally hurt my truck.. Got in the truck this morning.. Was going to POTUS detail, looking around for my oakleys, and i see an empty beer bottle in the back from my buddy the night before.. I was PISSED.. not only can that get me kicked off the detail, i can loose my liscence for that.. So, i open the rear window, toss the bottle into the bed, and close the window.. like normal, not hard or anything.. Then CRACK>> the right side( if you are looking at it from inside the truck) window cracks, and i mean spidered into a million little cracks.. im soo lucky it didnt bust..

Im kinda amazed at how week that glass is though.. i shut it like i do every time.. i guess the latch much have hit it just right.. Well, i go today to the glass plase to see how much it will be to replace it..

ill post up pics when i get back from takin the Secret Service guys to the airport
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God man that sucks
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yes, yes it does.. I about cried, not even going to lie lol.. It was just a freak thing too.. i have NO idea how it happend.. Owell, everything happens for a reason, i guess this means that i didnt need the massive amounts of Euro that the german bastards are going to charge me lol..
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Sorry for the thread hack but did you take your truck to Germany or buy it there
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hey, no worries, i enjoy convo's lol.. And i brought it here after being here for a year and a half and missing the **** out of it.. got married, extended 4 months, and was able to make the air force pay for it, so shes here! lol..

ill also get pics of the dent someone left in the bed.. Did it in the parking lot and left... Dam people.. owell, it can be easily pulled out.
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Awesome man! For a short period of time i knew a guy over there that bought one
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funny you mention dents in the bed on base.. i have a nice little one too.. bastards!! i also feel your pain on those lovely details!! all i can say is a 2007 U30 two tractor trailers and DC rush hour traffic.. ehhh
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yeah there are a few guys here that have got them used.. and a few that have got them new through aafes.. but there arnt very many used ones over here.. the guys that work at aafes car sales want me to sell mine and get a new one every time i see them lol.. one guy wants to buy it pretty bad, but his price is a little low.. he offered like 6 k for it.. iw as like, its got 80k miles on it, and i owe quite a bit more than that anyway lol
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funny you mention dents in the bed on base.. i have a nice little one too.. bastards!! i also feel your pain on those lovely details!! all i can say is a 2007 U30 two tractor trailers and DC rush hour traffic.. ehhh
yes.. It amazes me how ****ty some of the people in the military are.. i mean seriously the dent is bad, but its easily popped out.. i would have been mad, but i wouldnt have even asked for his insurance info you know.. would have been fine with him atleast leaving a not or something.. but no, had to back into my truck then leave..
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Yea man honestly I have no plans in mind to sell it even if I get stationed over seas

Yea I had to put mine in storage cause some guy stole subs out of one car and people dont care about other peoples stuff and ding it all up or throw ttrash in it... and btw this is all on base
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its awsome how many compliments i get for my truck.. i have guys almost every day stop and ask.. come out of the post office and guys that have rangers are like under my truck looking at everything.. its like, um can i help you lol..
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Yea I dont have much done so i dont get a whole lot of complements.. plus Im in california where everybody drives a sports car or big timer SUV
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haha yeah.. i give everyone here that drives a ranger compliments, just because its a ranger lol..

hey you think if i take the truck wheelin today it will make that glass shatter.. cause right now its still there, but its raining, and theres a place that they do humvee training and its AWSOME.. raid clay.. but, i dont want to bust out that glass lol
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Idk man my friend showed me some pics and i believe that's the area he went to wheel his ranger... but I really wouldnt think it would hurt...
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I bet all the jarring would defintly make it crack even worse. I wouldn't do it
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well, it cant crack even worse.. ill put it to you this way.. it shattered, but the tint is holding it in.. but there are a few pieces starting to fall out.. so off to the glass place i go lol
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well, finally went and got quotes for the glass. i didnt know that they had to replace the WHOLE thing.. i guess its all one unit.. The first place quoted me at 800 euros with labor, one week to get the part.. The second place was 400 euros with labor and 2 weeks to get the part.. So im gunna go with the second lol..
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Well, you answered my question, I guess, which is, can the middle section be installed separately? Someone busted mine last night and also bled on the console. At least the truck bit them back.

Can anyone verify that: can the middle part--the sliding door--be replaced separately?

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pretty sure it can yes.


Damn James that sucks. I have beat the crap out have mine and worked on it hard getn my slider open with a knife and screwdriver when I locked my keys in, and it never broke. I thought it was gona be a given, I planned for it to break actually heh.

Oh and btw, If you lock your keys in the truck with it running, you cant open the doors with a key fob. I was SOL and late for work
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I busted out my slider in my 97 trying to get my keys out one day. The glass place here told me they could of replaced any other window but the slider. I'm not sure if thats true or not because our glass place kinda sucks. I found a used rear window and swapped it in for $50. It only bolts in anyway.
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It's because even the back glass doesn't want to be bothered by the POTUS BS.
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I busted out my slider in my 97 trying to get my keys out one day.
You know you don't have to bust out your slider, right? I'm not gonna tell you how to do it, but you don't have to bust your window when you lock yourself out.
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that sucks man

so how is it driving a lifted ranger in germany lol

you gotta be the only one... and one of the few with a lifted vehicle lol

last time i was in germany, it was all compact cars pretty much lol
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You know you don't have to bust out your slider, right? I'm not gonna tell you how to do it, but you don't have to bust your window when you lock yourself out.
I learned about the trick the day after I busted it out. I felt like stupid.
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Ty- I am one of a few lifted TRUCKS.. there are quite a few lifted jeeps around.. As far as i know, im the ONLY lifted Ranger.. the others are f150's and dodges.. Feels pretty good though..
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