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Vent windows, for or against?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flathead fred, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. flathead fred
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 298

    flathead fred

    So I am about to finally paint my car (51 Ford Fordor). Then I can get glass back in, I am thinking I want to eliminate my vent windows and go one-piece side glass. I have spoken to some who act as though I am killing a kitten by ridding myself of vent windows. Just think the lines are so much smoother without them. What do you think?
  2. Imwalkin
    Joined: Jul 29, 2004
    Posts: 539

    from Tucson, Az

    I took he vent wings out of my VW bugs. Wish I never did, they really help pull in the air. My C-10 pick up will always have then.
  3. Exactly what HE said. But, damn, me and my Cal bugs looked cool!:D FWIW to ya', stick with the vent windows...
  4. Edsel_Presley
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 547


  5. chopt55bc
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 886


    unless you have AC, i would be keepin them in.
  6. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy

    I love the cozy windows! I would not remove them.
  7. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    Vent windows are wonderful things!
    I'd keep 'em.
  8. love my vent windows- with them and my center cowl open-keeps things nice and cool in side
  9. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,381

    from New York

    Remove vent windows ?? No Way !
  10. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    wing windows are awesome. ive come across a few cars where they didnt really effect air coming into the car at all but 100% of the time they are cool as hell regardless. its another body line and usually more chrome. whats not to love?
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,209


    Keep them they are usefull
  12. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    Keep 'em,

    (unless you're going to compete in the new NSRA street rod category....:eek:)
  13. i need my vents on the 53 chev they are a air blast :Dfor those of us who dont have Air Conditioning
  14. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    I wish that I had never taken them out of my 47 Chevy and I do have A/C, if it wasn't so damn much work I'd put them back. I really miss them.

  15. LOVE them! I wish they never stopped putting them on production models!

    I had a '91 Suburban that had them...then went to a '99. Man I missed them!
  16. frankenstein1948
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 713


    Keep the vent windows.
  17. Gator_13
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 11


    Keep the vent windows unless your going to do a chop....then they look stupid.

  18. russ1403
    Joined: Mar 9, 2009
    Posts: 414


    im "FOR" vent windows:)
  19. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    Every thread seems to have one asshole who swims against the tide. Today I volunteer myself as the designated asshole. If it's clean lines you want on a Kustom I'm all for losing the vents. Did it on the Kripple Kart, and it improved her lines a lot. But then again, she is a Panel truck, and needed a lot of improving. But I for one think one piece side windows are more acceptable than sleeping with your sister or massacreing schoolkids so if you wanna go for it, to use that old favourite HAMB phrase 'it's your car, do what you like'.
    I'll go and sit in the corner now and contemplate the consequences of my actions
  20. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    looks aint everything when your sweating your ass off!
    but, sometimes you have to suffer to be , or look cool..Personally i wouldnt do it.

    I dont smoke, but i know alot of people who do and love the vent window to pull the smoke out when its raining. And they hate all the newer cars that no longer have them.

    Its a trade mark of days gone by..I would think removing them would steer you in the direction of...dare i say it? Street Rod
  21. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 762

    from hagerstown

    If you like driving with the windows down and your arm hanging out the window then keep them.
  22. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Sometimes you have to stick with "function" instead of looks. If you don't have air, you'd be kind of crazy to remove them. I guess if you only plan on driving it late a night or early in the morning, it might work...
  23. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,136


    I think that the wing windows add some "kool effect" to cars. also deffinatly help in a car with no AC
  24. Graystoke
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 407


    KEEP ! They are very useful.:D
  25. bobjob55
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 327


    pull up pictures of your car with and without the wind wings ..just because you can get rid of them ,,,,,, should you ??? some cars WILL look better with ,, and some will look like crap ... even on the same model of cars .. just depends on how car is set-up ..
    BUT my vote on a car older than 1965 is NO WAY ..........
  26. nwaringa
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 173


    Damn you people....

  27. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,300


    The widows on my 40 Coupe are really small at 15" wide, due to the vent windows. I have got used to a larger opening on my 40 pickup but will still leave the vents on my coupe. Venting is best done with the cowl vent anyway.
  28. StanDaManTX
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 597

    from The South

    Functionality of vent windows is great i like em. The look with no vent windows is awesome too. your choice.
  29. wingman9
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 804

    from left coast

    Removing vent windows reminds me a little of the people that removed the partition in the rear windows of split window '63 Vettes when the '64's came out. Just sayin... :confused:
  30. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


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