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I miss the old Vent Windows ~ 2000 Chevy K2500

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by ErolfPleiss, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. ErolfPleiss

    ErolfPleiss New Member

    I have a 2000 K2500, with the newer body style, manual windows, locks, mirrors, so no wiring in the door panels. I really miss the triangle vent windows that used to be on older trucks. Is it possible to swap doors with an older model or to add these as a custom adjustment? Any thoughts?
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    That's a curious question -- one to which I do not know the answer. My father smokes and likes old school vent windows for that reason but settles for vent visors when not in his '92 (gag) Ford. Vent visors won't work for your needs?
  3. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member 1000 Posts

    I loved those vent windows. They were the easiest vehicles to break into. Oops. Well I was young and ............
    On one vehicle I had a glass man etch some cool mock ups of chevy race trucks
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Yeah, I saw a 70's Chevy going down the road with the vent windows and was thinking that I hadn't seen those in years.

    My guess is the next best thing will be to get the vent shades and that's about the best you're going to get. Not much chance of swapping for an old door that will match body style close at all I wouldn't think.
  5. KidHauler

    KidHauler New Member

    I have seen a kit to swap one-piece-glass into the old square corner trucks, therefore eliminating the vent window, but nothing the other way.
    I suppose with enough money, and good humored glass guy, you can get it done.

    Good luck,
  6. ErolfPleiss

    ErolfPleiss New Member

    I guess I don't even know what the vent visors are for?
    I like the old windows because they really get the air moving around in the cab, great for trucks without air conditioning, for a cool breeze, and if you're so inclined, for smoking a cigarette.
    More than anything those windows were just cool.
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    These are window visors. They let you roll the window down and the defllect wind and rain so you can get some airflow if you want it.
    http://egrusa.com/p-6596-egr-window-visors-in-channel.html

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  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    In-channel vent visors are lower profile (but more expensive) than standard stick-on vent visors ... but they don't use double-sided tape to stick the vent visor to your painted truck exterior. They generally allow you to roll the window down about 1.5" and still have it covered from rain and wind. In light rain/mist you can actually roll the window down another 0.5 to 1 inch past the vent visors and still have adequate coverage.

    I know 1.5-2" of overall window opening doesn't sound like much, but consider that it's the length of the angle up the window and the length of the top of it. The actual volume of are that can flow through this space is as much if not more than what could flow through small triangle vent windows. While there's no piece of glass sticking out to deflect air in like with the old triangles ... you can compensate for this by opening both windows with vent visors ... something that used to be tough to do because vent windows were always manual.

    Last, you can easily ash out the window with vent visors without getting your cigarette wet. I used to smoke (quite for 6 years, now), so I understand this concern better than other non-smokers.
  9. pmf608

    pmf608 Active Member 1000 Posts

    I like the vent windows and have them in my F350, but in all honesty I would prefer if that truck had working air conditioning over using any of the windows. The vent windows are the most effective at cooling the truck so I use them most often even though they make the most noise but using any of the windows in that truck just make it too loud to have a conversation or listen to the radio.
  10. Iowan1357

    Iowan1357 New Member

    i might be stating the obvious but would it be to hard to just go the other way and just swap the glass and vent section into a newer truck??

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