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I wanted to place this previous article here in the FordMuscle Tech Exchange since it was performed prior to creation of the program.

Here's a "how-to" for those of you wondering how to install back glass or a rear sliding window in your project vehicle. The demo done here was conducted on our 1978 F250 but is applicable to any Ford that uses a gasket to seal and secure the back window. We came up with this idea for Project Redneck through suggestions submitted by the readership. Apparently, adding a sliding back window is a very popular upgrade for these trucks since the same window was used from 1973-1995. Here's how we did it without screwing anything up! <!--more-->

First off, you can see here how an untinted solid back window can expose you like an ant under a magnifying glass.

We found a tinted sliding rear window on craigslist for $75.00. It was a leftover from a custom truck shop that installed a power slider on a 1995 F150. This stock unit was a throw away. The dude (Dave) who sold it to us happened to be a fellow Ford enthusiast, he showed up in a Mustang and was cool enough to load it for us.

Here's the new window out of the box and compared to the existing window

You can see here from the label on the box that the back window size was common for many years.

We cut out the old gasket carefully with a sharp blade and extra caution.

With some gloves, the original glass was removed and set aside.

The new glass was test fitted just to be sure it would crossover.

We used enough woven rope to round the perimeter of the glass. The rope was tucked into the gasket's main sealing groove leaving enough excess for pulling.

The rope was then pushed down to the bottom of the main sealing groove.

Now it was time to set the glass into place.

Once secure, we began pulling one end of the rope out very slowly from inside the truck.

Here's a close-up showing how the gasket was being pulled over the metal sealing lip.

We continued pulling the rope out all the way around the gasket.

The finished product from the inside.

And a fresh view from the outside looking in. Or, the inside looking out...whatever, it was a great improvement.


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