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  1. classicdreamer
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    I have a 50 suburban. Bought it with rear fixed windows. Question is there a way to vent a window, pop out on hinge. I know the factory slide but they are damn near impossible to find all the pieces and leak. Thoughts... need more air flow to the rear of the truck.
     

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  2. Nice lookin truck....be less expensive to just add an A/C unit..problem solved...
     
  3. 55Brodie
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    I had a '48 Burb and I feel your pain. There is no eas way to make tilt out windows. I can't tell from your pic if you have panel doors or a clam shell tailgate. Mine had the gate so flow through ventilation was not a problem.
     
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  4. DDDenny
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    I seem to recall seeing people put those small fans in the rear corners for circulation.
    I have a 66 Suburban that was a factory dual slider and those are hard enough to find those pieces for, I'd bet the early ones are pretty scarce.
    Good looking truck BTW.
     

  5. classicdreamer
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    Hey 55brodie I have a clamshell rear I can definitely pop that open. Thought about mounting some fans inside. I have a vintage air unit in it now, that doesn't work. May have to fix that.
     
  6. Now thats a truck!!!!!!! Bruce.
     
  7. 29moonshine
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    can you do it like rhe 36-7 suburban they roll down about 1/2 way
     
  8. squirrel
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    I put an add on rear air for a minivan or something (1980s) in the back of my 66 suburban, it helped a lot. I put it next to the middle seat, behind the driver, along the side of the truck.

    Kids are all gone now, so no need for that in my 57 suburban. I have underdash AC in it (old 1960s evaporator) and it keeps me cool up front just fine.
     
  9. indyjps
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    Fold out rear windows need the glass flush mounted on the outside.

    Anyway to add tracks to the rear door windows to roll them down, street rod electric window kit with switch routed up front in a non visible spot.
     
  10. classicdreamer
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    Wish I could without major mods. Like the roll downs.
     
  11. classicdreamer
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    Thought about getting gmc 15 passenger van mounts for pop outs and trying to make that work. The glass is flat.
     
  12. butcherted
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    I have a 50 GMC suburbant hat has the sliding windows, I been looking at the town and country van power back window they might work.
     
  13. classicdreamer
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    Butcherted tell me more.
     
  14. butcherted
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    I have been toying with the idea of not changing the window size, just take a look at Chrysler or Dodge van back window they have hinges to the front of the windows and a hinge at the rear with a electric motor.could have new glass drilled to hold hinges.There would be no change in looks of the truck.
    I would look at the hardware I think it will work, that way the windows would pop out in the rear to let air pull through, I have the clam shell rear door with the exhaust coming out the back and with the hatch open in some times pulls the exhaust in the truck.
     
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  15. Hurley50
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    You say you have the air installed but not working? I'm putting air in mine.. wondering how it's going to cool.....
     
  16. brigrat
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    If they haven't butchered the side window channels & runners it shouldn't be that hard to put back stock sliders, not many "hard to find" parts needed at all. Bought all my rubber, felt, etc. from Chev's of the '40s. Side sliders have stamped Stainless or Chrome handles that you pull/push to slide, those could be bent to shape pretty easily or think out of the box and have some kind of handle vulcanized to glass or a hole cut, sandblasted threw for anchor. Glass patterns should be available from a HAMBer or older glass shop. Haven't seen any water leaks yet! My stock ones were replaced and are long gone unfortunately................
     
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  17. brigrat
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    Looking at your pic's it doesn't look like you have any vent windows in doors? That doesn't help at all either. I would feel Closter phobic sitting in any area of that one!
    Sorry, just re read your first post and see it's a '50, no stock vents.......................................
     
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  18. Its not hard to do flip out windows
    I have done several over the years just getting ready to do another
    I'll take photos
    I've been doing old car glass for 53 years next month
     
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  19. jcmarz
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    While everyone else says "can't", you say "can"! I like that because when there's a wheel, there's a way!
     
  20. classicdreamer
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  21. 40Standard
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    I like the idea of AC in the front & rear
     

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