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well i loaded up my old 36" tube TV in the back of the truck to take it to the dump... made it about 6 blocks, strapped in place....1 sudden stop... BAM it rocked forward and smashed the drivers side of the the back window (its a 3-pane with the slider)

Is there any way to replace just the one pane of glass? All the glass shops want to sell me the whole rear window ....
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pics?
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i bet your just going to have to suck it up and replace the whole thing
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I believe you have to replace the whole thing but i'm not sure
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where in canada do you live?? i got a extra rear window!
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ley me know what you end up doing because I am interested in how much it costs. I want to replace my back window with the full window instead of the sliding since my system is $$
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ley me know what you end up doing because I am interested in how much it costs. I want to replace my back window with the full window instead of the sliding since my system is $$
I have a used 01 up here if you want to come get it, the window that is.

Edit: I thought the other way around, I have the sliding.

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When I smashed my rear window the place that replaced it charged $900. Major ripoff but I only paid $300 since I went through insurance.

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wtf? Is wrong with you ppl!! I bought a new window on craigslist for 50 bux and put it in! Unbolted the old.. Bolted in the new!! How hard was that!? Aparently i just saved 850 bux! Dont be afraid todo repairs yourselves.. Yes you mite have to get your hands dirty. But youll save money!
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so thats how you change a window? its bolts that hold it in? I never knew how a window was removed and installed it seams so difficult, since its not just a part you take out and bolt in the new one
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very easy to replace just held in with bolts and sealant

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Junkyard search?
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Whats with the sarcasm?? A guy just posted he spent 300 bux gettin a wndow! Im just tryin to help ppl make sure they dont make the same mistake! Geez...
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you gotta replace the whole thing. I had to do it when i smashed the pass rear window last year.
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Another "what not to do":

Don't buy a CR Lawrence aftermarket window and try to install it unless you really know what you're doing. There are no bolts on this window, just these weak metal strips that bend over the pinchweld. The window itself doesn't seat quite right so getting a good seal is a royal pain. I've done and re-done the install and it still leaks. The second time I globbed the sealant on REALLY thick and there's still a couple spots where water gets in.

Not to mention, there is no gasket, molding, or anything around the window that seats up next to the interior molding of the truck. You can see the pinchweld and the sealant gooped all up in the cracks. I've tried to put more sealant in but still no luck so far.

Bottom line CR Lawrence windows suck, don't buy one. I got mine off e-bay for $173 but it's worth the extra money to get an OEM window. I was quoted $250 for a stock window before I got this one. I scoured every junkyard in the area before I bought it too with no luck. Every Ranger I looked at had some kind of problem with the rear window. Go figure!

Don't be a cheap penny pincher like me...if you can't find one at a junkyard, get a stock window!
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It would be a very very cold day in hell before I dropped $900 on a back window. Even $300....

tell ya what, run up to the hardware store, and buy a piece of lexon, and cut it to fit your pane. Lexon is unbreakable. unlike plexiglass which is breakable. Youll save yourself atleast $250. And, youll have the peace of mind knowing that 1 pane is almost bullet proof.
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Or even just get one from a junkyard.. that sucks
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wtf? Is wrong with you ppl!! I bought a new window on craigslist for 50 bux and put it in! Unbolted the old.. Bolted in the new!! How hard was that!? Aparently i just saved 850 bux! Dont be afraid todo repairs yourselves.. Yes you mite have to get your hands dirty. But youll save money!
It was broken on a Saturday when I was out camping. I came back Sunday night and I had work the next day. How am I supposed to go to junk yards? I'm not going to drive around with a broken window for a week just so I can hit up junk yards. I have valuable things in my truck. I'm not afraid to do my own repairs but when something needs to get done right away I don't mind paying for it to get done.
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$257cdn for the slider set-up

$499 for the full window.

Both prices are installed. I might try taking a pic later, but everyone else's pic's so far trump mine easily. the tint is holding all the peices in place.
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That's fairly reasonable.

My front windshield cost me $248 installed. The window itself was only $127.

Sucks about your luck Roddy. Cargo security is always my number 1 priority!
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^^^ yeah i had it strapped... sucks because i wanted to get a trade in appraisal on the truck today
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wtf? Is wrong with you ppl!! I bought a new window on craigslist for 50 bux and put it in! Unbolted the old.. Bolted in the new!! How hard was that!? Aparently i just saved 850 bux! Dont be afraid todo repairs yourselves.. Yes you mite have to get your hands dirty. But youll save money!
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It was broken on a Saturday when I was out camping. I came back Sunday night and I had work the next day. How am I supposed to go to junk yards? I'm not going to drive around with a broken window for a week just so I can hit up junk yards. I have valuable things in my truck. I'm not afraid to do my own repairs but when something needs to get done right away I don't mind paying for it to get done.
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hey. where in canada do you live?? i have a extra rear window! ill sell it for 50 bux. all you have to do is drive down a couple hours depending on how close you are
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