2011 RB E-250 Cargo
I am adding a window to my cargo van, for the second row bench seat I already have installed. My passengers are complaining of getting nauseous with no view on the driver-side
Has anyone here, ever used a driver-side, 2nd row OAM pop out / hinge style window in their cargo body van?
After shopping around online a bit, I felt a little underwhelmed. The new options for Econolines compared to what seems available specifically designed for other vehicles like a sprinter seem limited (especially these days).
I am familiar with some aftermarket options from CRL and Motion (open to links of anyones favorites). However, none seem to fit nicely within the body lines and at the hight dimension (~24") of the OEM windows.
Of the aftermarket options, I prefer the 20" windows that sit well within the body lines as apposed to the 33"+ windows that require going outside these lines. (photos below)
I recently upgrade my 60/40 side and rear doors with pop out / hinge style OEM windows, previously having all 4 fixed (HUGE upgrade and and fun project within itself.)
This got me wondering:
Could you pull a 2nd row OEM pop out window from a donor van with all associated trim and hinge hardware and install it in a cargo van?
I looked inside my van and there, at least seems to be the forms in the body where the 2 lower pop hinges could be be located. (phots below0
I photoshopped 2 vans together to see what this would look like (see below). Next time I am at a pick n pull I will see if I can get one out of a van and bring it home to, at the very least to see if it would be doable.
Reaching out here to see if anyone else has thought of, tried and found unviable, or was actually successful in doing this.