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protection for rear slider window

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zuter, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    zuter

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    Does anybody know of an add-on protection for the rear window. I like to driver around with my rear slider open a crack...and I'm too absent minded to close it when not driving. So I was wondering if there's some bars or screen that can be installed which allows me to open the window and leave it that way without worring that somebody can easily break into it!
     
  2. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    The piece of metal doesn't require 2 holes. Maybe just a flat bar with no holes would work best. But as I understood it, the piece used in the link I posted was a scrap piece he had lying around.
     
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    It would still be relatively easy to pop it out. As long as the crack is wider than a coat hanger, you can close the window until it touches, easing tension off the bar and then flip it out with the hanger end. Something like this would work better:
    http://www.totsafe.com/proddetail.asp?prod=8746w
     
  6. Jan 20, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    You could try a 1/4" dowel rod. Paint it black and you would never see it, not to mention cheap insurance < $1.00
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    What would be sick is a cylinder/actuator that just opens or closes the window via a switch and somehow cannot be pushed open when power is removed (i.e. the truck is off). But I'm sure it wont be a cheap modification not to mention that there's not much room between the seats and the window.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    hmm... how very F-150ish... :D
     
  9. Jan 21, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    No, it actually fits in the window groove quite snugly, hence the finger holes.

    Yes, it was scrap, but still works good.


    Not as easy as you might think. Also, some guy does not want to be standing in the back of your truck too long messing with trying to get it out. If you want more secure, go with a piece only 1" wide, but do not lose it in the groove. I tried to get it out and I think it does a great job.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Thanks all

    While I think this would work well enough I was looking for something a little different...sorry for not being more discriptive...my bad!

    I was thinking of a set of bars similar to light/turn signal protectors. This could be mounted inside or outside of window and still allow it to be opened/closed.

    See drawing:

    rear window.jpg
     
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