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    Power rear window

    I have a 1989 MM Macrocab and came up with a idea for a modification. I was thinking it would be cool to reach on my dash and push a button and roll my rear window down with power. Was wondering if anybody has attempted this yet or not?Also wondering what you all think of this idea?

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    It has been done in Toyotas for years, and could be done in your macrocab. Toyota owners use a power window from the tailgate of a 4 runner to make the mod - you may have to adjust the opening for it to work on your truck.
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    You'd need to cut the rear out of the cab and have all the channelling welded in. You'll lose a chunk of space to accommodate the retracted window and you will need to factor in drain holes so rain run-off has somewhere to go. Big endeavour but it will be a cool mod to pull off.

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    I didn't say it would be easy - I don't know if you can still access the articles in Minitruckinweb.com to see how it was done, but if you can, it should help you decide if you want to go that route.
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    this has already been done its on you Utube

    same concept .

    https://youtu.be/EszwOZ-hmWc
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    That is a C.R.Lawrence power window kit. I was talking about the whole window going up and down, like a 70's station wagon.
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    You could use the tailgate from the 4Runner, cut the tailgate chassis from the tailgate, remove the anchor for the slider from the window and glue it to another cab glass that is slightly bigger than the Gen 2 glass. You'd need to cut up the glass channeling and shape it to the glass (you'll lose some of the glass area due to the mechanism track being attached to the bottom of the glass) and weld it all in. Take into the account that the glass on the 4Runner may be on a steeper travel angle and it may intrude a lot into the cab to adapt it. Take a field trip to a JY and look for power tailgate glass on something that is closer in size and angle to the rear cab of your Gen 2.

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    *Just realised you wouldn't be able to weld the tailgate lower chassis into the cab. It would be the only access point to install the glass (it'll be a PITA to assemble/remove in one piece but you wouldn't be planning on doing it often)

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    a disappearing power window would be soooo cool! Windows down ventilation 'should' be tops
    if its a single thing i HATE about a regular cab pickup, is no room behind the seat
    I keep thinking about pirating another gen2, to build my own 4 door version
    Not like I don't have the skills... but then the truck would then, have to become a keeper. Perfect for my needs tho
    Wont have that dorky looking 'shortened' bed like the oem mitsu 4door, but proportioned like modern crew cabs

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