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Old 04-04-2012
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Back Window Replacement

When me and the old man were putting in a new crossmember, he wacked my back window and shattered it. I need to replace it. Im pretty confident i can replace it myself however having trouble with parts. i found the sliding window on LMC Truck but its talking about redoing a sealant or window rubber? anyone know where i can pick this up and how much it will be approx.?
 
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I believe it's a rubber seal that goes all the way around.

There's a How To on replacing the rear window somewhere...
 
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you should be able to get that butle tape at any parts store...you just clean the old stuff off the truck, rope the new glass and then install it...glass is held in with 8MM nuts
 
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I thought so. i was did a whole bunch of searches trying to find it. i did find how to reseal the back window. He used butyl tape? is that what is supposed to be used to seal it because on LMC i found the sealer but its 180 bucks!

whats this rear window rubber that there talking about?
 
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claim it on your insurance. thats why you have glass coverage... 'I was driving down the road, hit a bump and it shattered!'

or

' I came in here to buy some new shoes (or whatever) came out and the back window was shattered'

see how this works? You carry glass coverage for a reason.
 
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I dnt have glass coverage on my insurance.
 
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$50 at a jy for an entire back glass
 
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Dam rlly? at your junk yard?
 
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yes last i checked when i wanted a solid rear one they said 50. this was two years ago though lol
 
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Some states don't include free glass coverage.... I found this out when dealing with one of my company's fleet trucks. That's gotta suck.
 
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Haha 2 yearss. ill have to check the jy dwn here. Why did u want a solid one?
 
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comprehensive isn't much, i have it on both vehicles
 
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Haha 2 yearss. ill have to check the jy dwn here. Why did u want a solid one?
idk i wanted to see if i liked it or not. truck was already gutted inside so i could of replaced it if i wanted to.
 
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I'm in the same boat... I kinda like that I can open my rear window slightly, but I don't really like the looks of it from the rear.
 
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Sliders are better, forget the looks angle. I swapped twice, once to a solid, then a year later back to my slider.

I have some butyl tape by the way.
 
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Why did you go back to a slider? Just curious.
 
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Ya i was wondering why people were going to the solid ones. I like the functionality of a slider. Ordered mine from ford yesterday. It will b here today. $214. Not too bad. I still need that sealer tho.
 
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Your an extended cab?

you need a 3/8" roll of butyl. some people use 1/4" but i've seen that slip out during install and your window will leak. the biggest problem you need to watch out for when installing the new one is the top of the window.
 
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you're

I think I used 3/8" and I thought it was a little thick. the window was never able to pull flush with the cab, maybe just cause i'm a puss. doesn't leak though, so it's doing its job.

Kris I have an extra roll if you're interested in it. I think 3/8, I'll get it when I go home this weekend.

I went back to a slider because I missed it. It was a dumb decision to get rid of it, and even now it's not the same...
 
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i never used any roll on mine. I just pulled the entire window assembly out peeled off the old goopy crap and then i used some Black and Clear RTV. ran out of black so i got some clear stuff. popped the glass back in put the screws back in. Never leaked
 
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Jus picked some ribbon sealwr by 3m. 3/8 looks right size. Prob be putting it in tomorrow.
 
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My ’03 rear window had bolts and it came with a gasket.
I installed a dual slider and added some windshield sealing rubber to help seal things up.
I was not happy with the completed fit but the bolts were fixed in place and I couldn’t move the window/gasket around too much so I filled it with sealant and it doesn’t look too bad.
 
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^it came with a gasket? all i got was the window. no nuts or sealer.

Got it all sealed and cleaned up. the new window, that i got from ford, was not a direct fit. i needed to drill two more holes up top into my cab for the extra two bolts that it has. otherwise it fits nice and looks good.



 
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yeah when i traded my slider away, the guy i traded it to had two extra studs in my window so he had to add holes or get the studs off. whereas the window I got from him had two less bolts than the original. not sure where the descrepancy comes from, I think the newer ones have more bolts.
 
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Old 04-08-2012
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Originally Posted by SteelDirigible View Post
yeah when i traded my slider away, the guy i traded it to had two extra studs in my window so he had to add holes or get the studs off. whereas the window I got from him had two less bolts than the original. not sure where the descrepancy comes from, I think the newer ones have more bolts.
ya seems to make sense to have two extra studs up top for better fit. hopefully it wont leak on me.
 
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