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Projects 1946 ford truck glass question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thebandtito, May 7, 2015.

  1. i have almost finished my 46 and need door glass but the glass i have has a metal frame around it..one side is good and the other is shot..i cant seem to find another frame and was wondering if i can still use glass for the doors and does it have to be slightly bigger to make up for lack of metal frame..
    thanks again for any help!!!!!
     
  2. The glass needs to fit the track on the regulator. Where it rides up and down in the door should be handled by the appropriate weather stripping. Just my opinion, the frame may not matter. Tim
     
  3. I don't use the metal frames, just glass. But you can use a good metal frame for a template to cut the glass.
     
  4. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 445

    1great40
    Member
    from Walpole MA

    Like Flatty said, you can use the frame for a template or just use a glass pattern for a 40-41 truck. The 40-41's didn't have the metal frame but the door is the same.
     
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  5. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    dorf
    Member
    from ohio

    this current glass is much thicker than henry used .should be about the right size for eliminating the frame
     
  6. Thanks guys..i really appreciate all the help..the truck is done and all I need is glass and I'm rollin
     
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  8. Bob Labla
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 68

    Bob Labla
    Member
    from mitten

    I just went thru this on my '40 pickup. Its a 1945 cab that had the metal frames on the door glass. I ditched the metal frames and went with '40 glass. The '40 glass is the same size as the '45 metal frame+ plus the bottom that fits into the lower channel. I bought the '40 window felts and everything fit nicely.
     

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