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Title: rear glass and trim?
Post by: ezernut9mm on January 26, 2015, 15:21:33
We're there different size back windows depending on weather it had a vinyl top or not? My top is shot and I would like to remove it.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: DobaMark on January 26, 2015, 15:28:01
Yes, for 1979 it makes a difference.  There are four variations on the 4 door LeBaron roof:
1) with vinyl roof with heated glass
2) with vinyl roof without heated glass
3) without vinyl roof with heated glass
4) without vinyl roof without headed glass.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: ezernut9mm on January 26, 2015, 17:16:19
Wow. Ok. I'd better start doing some research.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: 80 Lebaron Coupe on January 26, 2015, 18:05:02
Would 80-89 M trim parts work?


Might be 2 different animals.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: Mike on January 26, 2015, 18:28:21
From the back door back is completely different for 77-79 then 80-89. Volare parts would probably fit those older years tho. For 4 door cars anyway.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: 79dodge4ever on January 26, 2015, 19:34:51
From the back door back is completely different for 77-79 then 80-89. Volare parts would probably fit those older years tho. For 4 door cars anyway.

M body and F body are 2 different animals when it comes to roof parts
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: Mike on January 27, 2015, 17:39:34
M body and F body are 2 different animals when it comes to roof parts

Thanks for clarifying that. The backs of the 70s ones both look very similar but I've never seen pictures of both side-by side to compare how different they are.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: ezernut9mm on January 27, 2015, 18:22:00
so, is it as easy as finding a non vinyl, non heated rear glass and trim for the conversion? i would really like to get the top off, clean, prime and paint the roof.

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Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: DobaMark on January 28, 2015, 07:04:35
There is probably some kind of filler or plug under the vinyl top you'd have to remove to install a non-vinyl top window. 
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: Captain Caravelle on January 28, 2015, 08:37:48
I'm thinking it would still be easier than dealing with a Fifth ave roof...
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: 79dodge4ever on January 28, 2015, 09:00:44
I'm thinking it would still be easier than dealing with a Fifth ave roof...

F/A roofs are easy, once the filler cap is off a dippy back window fits perfectly
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: Captain Caravelle on January 28, 2015, 09:09:51
F/A roofs are easy, once the filler cap is off a dippy back window fits perfectly

Really?......hmmmmmm......
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: cbodymoparfan on January 28, 2015, 15:25:04
so, is it as easy as finding a non vinyl, non heated rear glass and trim for the conversion? i would really like to get the top off, clean, prime and paint the roof.

I have one but Im in CT. The glas anyways. prob have the trim too but it would take some looking.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: DobaMark on January 28, 2015, 15:43:13
The window is different.  For a 1979 he needs a pre-1980 rear window which appears to be the same as Aspen/Volare 4 door.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: ezernut9mm on January 30, 2015, 03:58:02
I have one but Im in CT. The glas anyways. prob have the trim too but it would take some looking.

i understand. shipping glass is a bad thing. lol. i am in the trucking business and i have (not) delivered lots of boxes full of broken glass. they almost always get refused when the customer sees glass leaking out of the crushed box.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: Ice Cold on January 31, 2015, 10:19:04
http://www.car-part.com/

Lots of glass on there, but none in KS/MO
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: ezernut9mm on February 02, 2015, 17:25:42
The window is different.  For a 1979 he needs a pre-1980 rear window which appears to be the same as Aspen/Volare 4 door.

i would like some clarification. is this statement correct? i might pay to have a glass shipped if so.
btw, thanks for the link ice cold.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: DobaMark on February 02, 2015, 20:10:43
Yes according to the junkyard interchange what I said about needing pre-1980 glass is correct.  But you also need to find out if you can easily remove something to install the normal glass.  It may be cheaper to pay a shop to put a new vinyl top on it.
Title: Re: rear glass and trim?
Post by: ezernut9mm on February 02, 2015, 23:56:02
thx, dobamark. this might just be a job for tha ghetto shop.