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Is it possible to add glass to the side barn doors?

My local Ford dealer has located a used 2016 Transit for me. I gave him a list of wants/wishes which included side and rear glass. This one only has the rear glass. He is telling me he can take it to OKC (go Thunder!) and have the glass installed there.

Is this truly possible?

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My local Ford dealer has located a used 2016 Transit for me. I gave him a list of wants/wishes which included side and rear glass. This one only has the rear glass. He is telling me he can take it to OKC (go Thunder!) and have the glass installed there.

Is this truly possible?

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Yes, you can install Ford side windows after the fact. In fact, I installed my own. I ordered the driver side second row window from the local dealer for $450 or so. I cut out the hole with a Sawsalls after much careful measurement, and glued it in with a DOW purpose build adhesive kit I bought on EBAY. The process was greatly enhanced by the fact that Ford include some pieces of plastic glued to the inside of the window that act as a pilot, and hold the window in place while the adhesive dries. I trimmed it out with some rubber/aluminum stripping from CRLawrence. So if I can do it a body shop can surely do it.

I don't know why more DIY RV people don't use this method rather than the odd looking RV windows from CRLawrence and others. Mine looks like a passenger van with just the first two rows of windows.

Note, in 2017 Ford introduced side windows with an opening portion, which I believe will go into 2015 or 2016 vans with no problem. They cost more, however; something over $600.
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Have you got any pics?
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I had a local glass company install a ford window in my cargo van. They also trimmed the interior cut with a nice gasket. Cost about $500,
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Very cool. I would love to see some pics of the interior trim - I have a cargo with windows all around and need to figure out the finish for the windows.

Better yet would be a way to keep condensation from dripping down into those cavities.
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I don't know why more DIY RV people don't use this method rather than the odd looking RV windows from CRLawrence and others.

From what I've seen, the tilt-out OEM windows don't have a sufficient opening for ventilation. The sliding style RV windows allow many more square inches of opening plus a screen. There are quite a few aftermarket windows available now that are frameless and look similar to OEM.

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What color?

Good thread!
I'm in the process to order my windows but get hung up here if the standard windows on my very basic 'oxford white' Transit T250 148WB HR are GREY or GREEN?
How can I tell, the existing front windows are only slightly tinted and unless I see the other color next to it I find it hard to tell. Does anybody know if any code on the existing windows tells what color they are?
I'm not sure I will get the pricing listed here, but this does not sound too bad.
http://parts.livermoreford.com/auto-...side-door-scat
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Got a quote of $435 per side cargo door plus an overnight stay to allow some urethane sealer or caulk to cure. Not absolutely positive but I think it is ford factory glass.

Will probably see if I can do without them for a while.

If I had a JC Whitney catalog I could order a couple stars, or some weird shape from the 'custom van' section!

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