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Old 12-10-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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ford van rear door swing out windows conversion

hi-

somewhere in the recent past i read a thread which listed a part number for ford for operable rear door windows; can't find it. LOL
i have an 05 which body style started in 93. i want to be able to open rear door windows in cargo van while stationary. operable rear windows were stoped 95? i do not know if they are in 05 passenger vans?
i went to ford body shop today and they can not help. i do not want junk yard stuff i want a new install.
any info would be greatly appreciated .... blkjak
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Re: ford van rear door swing out windows conversion

I also added the tilt-out rear windows to my van. Here's a copy of the message I posted on the old Yahoo Sportsmobile Owner's Group:

I finally got around to installing the opening rear windows. For the longest time, I couldn't decide if I should or not. I'm still not
sure. You can only open the windows when there are no bugs around and you need some more ventilation. I'm sure the slider side windows allow more airflow than the open rears do anyway. But, I did it.

The hardest parts were:

- Getting the SMB door panels off
- Getting the solid windows out
- Cleaning up the old window sealant

All the holes are in the door. The door hasn't changed since 92. I
used a windshield removal tool to cut through the window adhesive and then pushed the window out. Cleaned up most of the window sealant with a scraper and my hands. Then used 3M adhesive remover to clean up the rest. The new windows use 9 4mmx.7mm nuts and washers on each window. Get them before starting the project. Any good auto body paint shop can sell you the window sealant. Put on a bead of sealant and place the window in position. Tighten all the nuts. Then you have
to reinstall the Ford plastic window surround and bolt the latch
through the plastic. Then simply reinstall the SMB door panels.

Took about 4 hours from start to finish.

The best part was the cost of the opening windows. From my local Ford dealer, they were just over $100 each, complete with hinges and latch. They are available in standard green tint, or darker grey tint.

Here's the part numbers if anyone is interested:

Standard green tint R F2UZ1542006GA
L F2UZ1542006HA

Privacy Grey tint R F2UZ1542006JA
L F2UZ1542006KA

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: ford van rear door swing out windows conversion

thanks very much ... blkjak
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Re: ford van rear door swing out windows conversion

I did mine in June, My local Ford Dealer was no help so I called one that is 45min away. He told me that both the regular tint (greenish) and the Privacy Tint (dark gray) were disconitnued. He gave me the phone numbers of two Dealers that had them listed as "Old Stock" but warned me that as they were not in the system Ford no longer set the price and they could charge whatever they liked! Orignal list was soemthing like 147.00 and 152.00 (Privacy tint) but if I really needed them to give it a try. I called the first one and he said that as discontinued old stock he would sell me the one he had for 40% under cost! with frt it would cost me 41.00 . So I tried the other one and they told me it was not the same deal at that Dealer but the best he could do was 70.00+frt. Both sides with shipping were less than the cost of one side!

Ford stopped putting them in due to people driving with them open and the exhaust gasses entering due to the low pressure zone at the rear at speed.

Oh ya forgot to tell you, the parts guy that told me where to find them said that those to were the only privacy (1 lh, and 1 rh) listed...
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:28 AM   #5
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Re: ford van rear door swing out windows conversion

hi bones - thanks for the info...

i will call out of area dealerships in pursuit...

i will also talk to people at this link ... http://www.newfordparts.com/catalog.htm ... which was listed this site.

thanks again ... blkjak
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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Re: ford van rear door swing out windows conversion

I doubt that its of any great concern to you folks (it wouldn't be to me) but I believe that the reason they aren't installed is also due to the fact that there is a law around RV's and rear windows with openings.

I don't think you're allowed to have an "open-able" rear window on an RV. I think its OK on a trailer/fifth wheel but not RV's.

I thought is was a bunch of BS but next time you're driving down the road see if you can spot a single RV with rear facing windows that open. I haven't seen one yet so there may be some truth to it.

Just a little word to the wise in case....
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thanks for info...i just want to open when camping...blkjak
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