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hey everyone, i have a question for ya. i had a 96 GL with tinted windows. unfortunately i wrecked it but the windows are all still intact. i just recently received a 99 and was wondering if i can take my tinted windows and put them in this newer taurus. will it work and how difficult would the install and work be.

one more thing. i'm also planning to take my sony HU off my 96 into the 99. where do i get the so called "keys" to remove my stock HU off the 99?
 

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Originally posted by PaNtHeR3423@Apr 12 2004, 01:20 PM
hey everyone, i have a question for ya. i had a 96 GL with tinted windows. unfortunately i wrecked it but the windows are all still intact. i just recently received a 99 and was wondering if i can take my tinted windows and put them in this newer taurus. will it work and how difficult would the install and work be.

one more thing. i'm also planning to take my sony HU off my 96 into the 99. where do i get the so called "keys" to remove my stock HU off the 99?
Yes, the glass will swap out without a problem.

The Ford key's can be had at AutoZone for about $4.99
 

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You could, but WHY?!?!?!? It'd be a hell of a lot cheaper to just tint the windows in the 99. You'll pay labor to remove the tinted ones (bettter hope they don't break and the tint isn't scratched). You'll pay labor to remove the 99 windows and then you'll pay labor to install the 96 windows. Add that labor cost up and you'll see it's cheaper to just have the existing windows tinted.

And I doubt you'll find a place willing to do the swap. It just doesn't make any sense.
 

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Originally posted by tjm73@Apr 12 2004, 12:29 PM
You could, but WHY?!?!?!? It'd be a hell of a lot cheaper to just tint the windows in the 99. You'll pay labor to remove the tinted ones (bettter hope they don't break and the tint isn't scratched). You'll pay labor to remove the 99 windows and then you'll pay labor to install the 96 windows. Add that labor cost up and you'll see it's cheaper to just have the existing windows tinted.

And I doubt you'll find a place willing to do the swap. It just doesn't make any sense.
the reason i posted was not because i would have someone else do the work. why ask if i could just go to a shop and they could tell me? i'm planning to do this all myself. and you are right, it doesn't make sense to do it unless u do it yourself. come on man, i'm not that crazy!!!
 

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I was just asking the obvious question. I still think it'd be easier to tint whats in the 99. If you can remove and install glass, you're more than capable of tinting your own windows. Best of luck.

Tint will still be cheaper I think. How much is your time worth? You could tint what you have for less than $150 dollars I think. And you know the windows won't leak when you're done.

But to each their own.
 

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true.... i'd have to watch someone install tint before i would experiment on my own car though. but i figured i'd just do the transfer instead of shelling out $225 for another tint job. i had 15% all the way around, *illegal*, which is why it cost so much...
 

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Originally posted by Racer X+Apr 12 2004, 01:27 PM-->QUOTE (Racer X @ Apr 12 2004, 01:27 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-PaNtHeR3423
@Apr 12 2004, 01:20 PM
hey everyone, i have a question for ya.  i had a 96 GL with tinted windows.  unfortunately i wrecked it but the windows are all still intact.  i just recently received a 99 and was wondering if i can take my tinted windows and put them in this newer taurus.  will it work and how difficult would the install and work be. 

one more thing.  i'm also planning to take my sony HU off my 96 into the 99.  where do i get the so called "keys" to remove my stock HU off the 99?
Yes, the glass will swap out without a problem.

The Ford key's can be had at AutoZone for about $4.99 [/b]
wal mart as well, for a little less. they arent hard to come by(they are almost too easy to remove)
 

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Originally posted by hoss+Apr 12 2004, 12:46 PM-->QUOTE (hoss @ Apr 12 2004, 12:46 PM)
Originally posted by Racer [email protected] 12 2004, 01:27 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-PaNtHeR3423
@Apr 12 2004, 01:20 PM
hey everyone, i have a question for ya.  i had a 96 GL with tinted windows.  unfortunately i wrecked it but the windows are all still intact.  i just recently received a 99 and was wondering if i can take my tinted windows and put them in this newer taurus.  will it work and how difficult would the install and work be. 

one more thing.  i'm also planning to take my sony HU off my 96 into the 99.  where do i get the so called "keys" to remove my stock HU off the 99?

Yes, the glass will swap out without a problem.

The Ford key's can be had at AutoZone for about $4.99
wal mart as well, for a little less. they arent hard to come by(they are almost too easy to remove) [/b]
You can also make your own with some heavy gauge wire. A thick wire coat hanger can be made in to this little tool also.
 

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its not worth it...i totaled my 99 with thinted windows and was gonna move em to my new 99 untill i found you have to drill out rivits in the glass


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Originally posted by the_spy_guy@Apr 12 2004, 06:20 PM
its not worth it...i totaled my 99 with thinted windows and was gonna move em to my new 99 untill i found you have to drill out rivits in the glass


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i don't get it??? if it was from a 99 to a 99 shouldn't they just swap???? shouldn't they be the exact same windows. what are the rivets for???
 

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lol....ok, you have to take the glass out of the door.....the glass is attached to the door using 2 rivits. You need to use a drill and drill the center of the rivit out, move the windo to the new car then use bolts to attach it to the new car......

Even at that, you cant move the rear window, so that would have to be retinted anyways.

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I can tell that swapping out the glass isn't worth it but if the doors are the same color why not just swap them out and then re tint the front and rear windshields, or does this sound stupid?
 

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Originally posted by the_spy_guy@Apr 12 2004, 07:27 PM
lol....ok, you have to take the glass out of the door.....the glass is attached to the door using 2 rivits. You need to use a drill and drill the center of the rivit out, move the windo to the new car then use bolts to attach it to the new car......

Even at that, you cant move the rear window, so that would have to be retinted anyways.

Brad
sorry man, never done or attempted this whole thing. don't have the slightest clue in the process. but essentially, *i'm taking u have some experience with this sort of a thing* i guess what i'm wondering is this. with the right tools, which i have access to, how difficult on a scale of 1-10 is this going to be. is it worth $225 to get my windows retinted instead of doing all this stuff in a weekend which wouldn't cost anyting. and yes, i knew i'd have to at least get the back retinted which would be minimal in cost. i'm trying to get input from everyone as to the best step i should take. thx for the help
 

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It just isn't feasable to do a window swap. The rear glass is the most expensive piece on your car. It lists for $1500, but has it for $1300 at www.fordparts4u.com. I good tint job is $150-$250. If your not used to handling glass(it is much heavier than it looks), you WILL crack it or shatter it. Try learning to tint yourself if you much have the satisfation of doing a job yourself. BTW, tint isn't priced out by the % of light transmission. A majority of the price you pay is for labor. A small portion maybe $20-50 is the cost of the tint itself.

If you want to learn alot about tinting try tintdude.com
 

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if you paid 225 for a tint job...i hope u got a new butt hole as well...cause some one just ripped you one. just get the new one tinted and be done with it...its not worth all the trouble....
 

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It was b**** enough to replace one window in a simple geo metro....

I'd just pay to get your new ones retinted.

Doing it yourself:
Time, Patients, Beer, Steady Hands, Door Hooks(Christmas Trees), The pain in the a** of getting the busted christmas trees out, even more patients getting everything on track. Risking breaking $300-$1500 peices of Glass
, possibility of hurting yerself
(car glass hurts like a b****...trust me on that).

Getting it done....
$250
They break it they gotta buy it

Choice of better or different color tint


I think its a little obvious
 
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