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1997 Regular Cab - Rear window glass replacement question

I've been doing a little research to replace one of the rear window panels (not sliding window) on my 1997 Regular Cab Ranger. I found a great thread in the how-to section: https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...98-12-a-90474/ . I read that this procedure would also work on a 1997. I wanted to confirm this and came across this thread: https://www.ranger-forums.com/exteri...window-149909/ . The author of the how-to thread made a comment saying that the procedure works for 85-11 Extended and 98-11 Regular Cab. Unfortunately, this procedure won't work for me. I read that the 1997 Regular Cab has a "roped" in gasket. I tried googling what that meant but I can't seem to find the answer.

I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction for a how-to for replacing my 1997 Ford Ranger Regular Cab rear window or explain to me what a "roped" in gasket meant. Thank you!
 
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This is a "rope'd" in window. Installing it uses a piece of rope to roll the seal over the lip in the cab opening.

 
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Thank you. It doesn't seem too difficult.

I was trying to find out the dimensions of the left panel to see if I could get a piece of plexiglass cut to the same size. Is it true that I can't replace the left or right panel without having to replace the WHOLE back window piece - gasket, left and right panel, and both sliders?
 

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Call a local auto glass company and ask. It may be more affordable than you think.



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I called a few places and it seems I need to replace the whole back gasket/windows because mine is a 4 piece.

Is it really impossible to fit a section into the old gasket? How was it placed in there to begin with?
 
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Entire rear windows are pretty affordable at most junk yards. Just call every yard in your area and get pricing on a complete unit until you get the best price. In the end, it's probably the easiest route, but that's up to you.



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