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Window replacement help in Florida..???
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Hi,
I'm in dire need of replacing the windows in my 1994 Ford Cargo Van. Survived the hurricane
windows are NOT designed for the van and won't close and they leak..with winter coming and RTR  hopes.. I can not  go with these windows as they are.
Anyone in the TampaBay area or drive able location who has tools and strength that might work with me.. found two locations I can pick up used Windows ( limited budget)
Please PM me if it's something you might feel like doing !!!
Peace !
Spark
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* Gina  - 1994 Ford Cargo
Gypsy - 1988 Ford Tioga
1998 - Plymouth  Grand Caravan..
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what type of windows? factory? highdesertranger
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#3
Well I haven't looked at them however they are used RV and Van windows . A figure thru the two options I should be able to find options..My greatest concern is how the current windows are installed if this will thwart options.. And in all honesty.. If I removed and sealed up all the windows and kept just the slide-door window .that would be okay as well..
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* Gina  - 1994 Ford Cargo
Gypsy - 1988 Ford Tioga
1998 - Plymouth  Grand Caravan..
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#4
I am confused. do you have a picture?

let me see, you have a window and it is broken? you say in won't close, is this a rear door window? or a side window? you say it leaks, is this because it will not close? or is the outer seal leaking? are you looking to fix it or replace it? again pictures would help. highdesertranger
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Shift Chick (11-07-2017)
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(11-07-2017, 08:47 AM)highdesertranger Wrote: I am confused.  do you have a picture?

let me see,  you have a window and it is broken?  you say in won't close,  is this a rear door window?  or a side window?  you say it leaks,  is this  because it will not close?  or is the outer seal leaking?  are you looking to fix it or replace it?  again pictures would help.  highdesertranger

I bought a 1994 Ford Cargo Van.. The windows were added by a previous owner..they are NOT stock and are poorly installed.. They are crank windows like the old Florida windows you see here..


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1998 - Plymouth  Grand Caravan..
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#6
Ouch!

You're going to have to find windows that are a bit larger than the opening that has already been cut in the van wall. Don't buy anything yet!

Let me see if I can find someone for you in the Tampa area...no promises but I might know someone who knows someone!

Might take me a few days so be patient!
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Shift Chick (11-08-2017)
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yeah those windows are a poor choice for several reasons. your best option would be to replace them with RV/van windows. I would try to find used ones. keep in mind RV windows have radius corners so you will need windows a little larger. if you just want to temporarily fix them you could reseal them and replace the broken plane with a piece of Plexiglas. which brings up another question are those windows even DOT approved? highdesertranger
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(11-07-2017, 02:38 PM)Almost There Wrote: Ouch!

You're going to have to find windows that are a bit larger than the opening that has already been cut in the van wall. Don't buy anything yet!

Let me see if I can find someone for you in the Tampa area...no promises but I might know someone who knows someone!

Might take me a few days so be patient!

No worries I am South a bit to celebrate my Dad's  90th for this weekend ..then he has. Major repair surgery.. Keeping finders crossed .
Thank you so much.. And that whole window thing .. The more stealth the better. 
Again Thanks !!!
Spark...
The Shift Chick
All who wander are not lost !

* Gina  - 1994 Ford Cargo
Gypsy - 1988 Ford Tioga
1998 - Plymouth  Grand Caravan..
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(11-07-2017, 02:42 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: yeah those windows are a poor choice for several reasons.  your best option would be to replace them with RV/van windows.  I would try to find used ones.  keep in mind RV windows have radius corners so you will need windows a little larger.  if you just want to temporarily fix them you could reseal them and replace the broken plane with a piece of Plexiglas.   which brings up another question are those windows even DOT approved?  highdesertranger

In all honesty I have no clue... Bought been driving her for 6 months..
Spark...
The Shift Chick
All who wander are not lost !

* Gina  - 1994 Ford Cargo
Gypsy - 1988 Ford Tioga
1998 - Plymouth  Grand Caravan..
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(11-07-2017, 02:42 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: yeah those windows are a poor choice for several reasons.  your best option would be to replace them with RV/van windows.  I would try to find used ones.  keep in mind RV windows have radius corners so you will need windows a little larger.  if you just want to temporarily fix them you could reseal them and replace the broken plane with a piece of Plexiglas.   which brings up another question are those windows even DOT approved?  highdesertranger

In all honesty I have no clue... Bought and  been driving her for 6 months.. There are two salvage options ones not far  from m the other in Pinellas Park.. He has RV/ Van windows used .. Very reasonable and  seems to know a little bit about them ..if I had discretionary bucks.. Would make it easier however not at this time..
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Gypsy - 1988 Ford Tioga
1998 - Plymouth  Grand Caravan..
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