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Old 01-16-2020, 09:56 AM   #1
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Vented windows for E-Series passenger vans?

Does anyone know where to find vented replacement windows for Ford E-Series passenger vans? Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:07 AM   #2
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By vented do you mean the tilt out ones that are on the side behind the driver seat and in the sliding/barn doors on the passenger side?

If so, wrecking yards are best. What is wrong with the window/s on your van?
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:47 AM   #3
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Iím thinking more along the lines of T vent windows or sliding windows similar to what would be used in a cargo van conversion. I donít yet own the van but am considering purchasing a passenger van to build out.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:55 AM   #4
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Curious about this as well. Searched for a long time and never came across a drop in sliding replacement.
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Ah, I see what you guys are asking. Something for a passenger van to replace the existing OEM windows.

I have never seen a single window for that. Nada.

First - T Slider windows are far less desirable, imho, than an awning window. T slider is not usable in the rain, awning is.

Second - if you already have a functional OEM tilt out awning window, which nearly every passenger van I have ever seen came with, behind the driver and in the slider or (at least) the 60 barn door, there would be no real reason to replace those. What many people do is find the tilt out OEM rear door windows (and possibly the 40 Barn door tilt out) to add more ventilation capacity.

One additional solution, if even more ventilation is needed, would be to find (hard to find), or have fabricated (easier but still hard), metal / fiberglass inserts for where the existing windows are. You could then cut those out to accept a CRL (or other contoured) window such as an FW904RS awning window.

Now for some enhancements to the OEM -

You can add screens to any of the OEM tilt outs. Search the threads and there are How To instructions. Next is get the vent visors for the front doors. This allows you to roll the widows down a couple of inches for ventilation even if it is raining.

Then there is the roof which can accomodate a MaxxAir fan or two.
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Ah, I see what you guys are asking. Something for a passenger van to replace the existing OEM windows.

I have never seen a single window for that. Nada.

First - T Slider windows are far less desirable, imho, than an awning window. T slider is not usable in the rain, awning is.

Second - if you already have a functional OEM tilt out awning window, which nearly every passenger van I have ever seen came with, behind the driver and in the slider or (at least) the 60 barn door, there would be no real reason to replace those. What many people do is find the tilt out OEM rear door windows (and possibly the 40 Barn door tilt out) to add more ventilation capacity.

One additional solution, if even more ventilation is needed, would be to find (hard to find), or have fabricated (easier but still hard), metal / fiberglass inserts for where the existing windows are. You could then cut those out to accept a CRL (or other contoured) window such as an FW904RS awning window.

Now for some enhancements to the OEM -

You can add screens to any of the OEM tilt outs. Search the threads and there are How To instructions. Next is get the vent visors for the front doors. This allows you to roll the widows down a couple of inches for ventilation even if it is raining.

Then there is the roof which can accomodate a MaxxAir fan or two.
Thanks for the info, Iíll definitely being doing a search for some functional screens. Already did the forbidden Maxxair Fan install in my poptop. World of difference and highly recommended for those of us who donít always use the pop top at night.
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Thanks for the great info 1der. You bring up very good points!
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Thanks. I would have no hesitation to build out a passenger van and in many ways it is a better platform than the cargo.

Windows - You have all the side windows already which will save around $900 vs a cargo which will normally take, at least, two FW904RS windows. And you will have the plastic trims around the windows and doors saving the effort of fabricating something. The tints will all be matching to the rest of the van. If you are putting up cabinets in front the windows then insulate them well and put the cabinets up.

You will almost certainly have rear air and heat which is very desirable for keeping the cabin more uniformly comfortable. The dash vents alone are not able to cope with all the volume. Finding a cargo van with the OEM rear heat/air is very hard.

Headliner - even if you are adding a pop top the headliner can be utilize as part of the finish along the sides and back.

Bench Seats - These give you a bench which can be used in a conversion as well as a number of threaded hold downs in the floor for securing floor, cabinets, etc.

And the XLT passenger Trim Level provides lots of other conveniences not typically found in the cargo.
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Question about broken window latch

Since we have a discussion on windows I thought I'd reach out.

I have a SMB conversion. Two of the windows are what I will call "split awning with screen" Basically I have a twist knob. You twist 1 direction and the lower part of the window opens and the other direction it closes.

I noticed that on one of the two, when the wind is high, it lifts the window and gets in. So I believe the "twist actuator" is no longer connected and the window closes due to spring action / gravity.

Does anyone know where to get replacements or has had experience pulling these apart to repair.

If there is a "trick" or a "gotcha" (ie spring loaded parts that will fly) I would love to know in advance.

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Sam you'll need to identify who made your SMB windows and contact them. I know C.R. Laurence have quite a few different E-Series window units, some of which might be what you actually have.

Not sure about replacement parts but once you've ID'd what you have that's half the battle.

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