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how to install rear window?

I picked up a new rear window yesterday.. now how does it go in? Do i take down the plastic trim on the inside of the truck to reveal the nuts?
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if you cant figure it out, i know the pick-n-ull down here installs glass...
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those nuts go all the way around, from my understanding is you remove all of those and it will come out, then just slide the new one in, I think its got like a rubber gasket on it.

I know Wayne has done it before If I remember correctly.
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Really easy. I think 3 nuts on top, 4 on the bottom and 1 or 2 on each side. I already had my plastic and headliner out so the bolts were super easy to get to. I got a fresh rope of the licorice/window dope at a local paint store for $6 and the window needed a little persuasion to come out once unbolted. Also, those little bolts are help in my the rubber seal of the window as you will see before you put the new one it. Be careful cranking them down when reinstalling as they can come out. I actually got better results using a long ratchet strap to put constant pressure on the window and help it overnight. Also, doing this in the heat fo the day will help the fresh window sealant be more pliable.
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if you cant figure it out, i know the pick-n-ull down here installs glass...
our shop has a guy that does it too.. but i dont have the cash to pay for them right now.

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Really easy. I think 3 nuts on top, 4 on the bottom and 1 or 2 on each side. I already had my plastic and headliner out so the bolts were super easy to get to. I got a fresh rope of the licorice/window dope at a local paint store for $6 and the window needed a little persuasion to come out once unbolted. Also, those little bolts are help in my the rubber seal of the window as you will see before you put the new one it. Be careful cranking them down when reinstalling as they can come out. I actually got better results using a long ratchet strap to put constant pressure on the window and help it overnight. Also, doing this in the heat fo the day will help the fresh window sealant be more pliable.
how did you use a ratchet strap? the window still has the gasket/rop in good, tacky condition.
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IIRC I put a few 2 by 4s vertical across the window and put the strap around the cab with the door either open or windows down and slowly used that pressure to seat the window, not sure if it helped but I bought window rope that was a little too thing and needed to be "oozed" in a bit. Does that work or do I need to whip up some sort of crappy paint photo?

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Not to hijack the thread, but is a paint shop the only place to get that window rope? I have looked around at the local autoparts stores and everyone keeps pointing to the thicker window goop that is usually used for windshields and rear windows. Then when I tell them what I need, I get this look from them like I spoke jibber-jabber. I got a sliding window from the junkyard I am planning on putting in place of my solid one-piece glass. I want a new piece of that stuff before removing my window and finding out my old rope rips apart or possibly not good enough to make the transfer to the new window.
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after quick inspection, it looks like the headliner has to be down? bah
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I think the headliner would need to come down to effectively get to the nuts, I had mine down due to a window leak that stained my headliner. I just took everything down, things above the latches on the extended cab doors, dome light, hanger hook on back wall, visors (OHC if you ave one), and A-pillars. I think that is all what is involved with the headliner, not 100% sure it was over a year ago.
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its in, it wasn't too bad.

looks sooo much better now
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