Hello everyone. I picked up an 85 720 last year from an elderly neighbor that had been neglecting it and basically letting it rot away. I got it up and running fairly well, and have been driving it around the farm a bit. However, this brings me to my question...
When I got the truck, said neighbor (an engineer...) had apparently broken the rear window at some point and had fashioned a replacement out of some very thin plexiglass. This needed to be replaced if the truck was going to be driven on the roads. I started looking at sliding window kits online as the truck has no A/C, the more ventilation the better, right?
My father was at a local salvage yard and they happened to have a similar year truck with a sliding glass. They removed it for him and he brought it home. I finally went to install the window today with a new WBL1988 gasket, the gasket appears to be too large for the window, and no amount of pulling with string and pushing against it will make it seat in the opening with the gasket. I checked the gasket without the window installed and I can make it fit, so I do not think it is the wrong gasket. This window also has holes in the mounting flange like it took screws? I wasn't able to see the truck it was removed from.
I see that the CRL kits are designed to work with the original gasket. Were there other aftermarket kits that installed in other ways? Is this what I may have ended up with? Is it possible this is for an older truck? I believe the King Cab had a larger rear window so I don't think that's what the issue us. Any insight for me? I've searched all over the place and find very little insight into this issue.