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princess_fluffypants [Dimensions]
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 Windows are a //huge// source of heat loss or heat gain in the summer.  If you're adding windows to your van, make sure you also invest in some kind of shades or covers for them.  [[hvac:insulation|Some links are here]]. Windows are a //huge// source of heat loss or heat gain in the summer.  If you're adding windows to your van, make sure you also invest in some kind of shades or covers for them.  [[hvac:insulation|Some links are here]].
  
-**Replacing factory windows is best done professionally.** The factory windows are glued in, making them extremely difficult to remove without specialized tools and solvents.  Installation of aftermarket windows into cargo vans without factory windows is similar in difficulty to installing a roof vent (probably easier as you don't have to climb up onto the roof) and can be DIYed.+**Replacing factory windows is a pain in the butt.** The factory windows are glued in, making them difficult to remove without scratching up the paint. Some people find it easier to simply break the factory windows (covering them with sticky tape first to minimize the mess), but using an oscillating saw and wire cutting kit it is possible to get them out intact.  [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=PcJTtMBqoqY|See this old video from Mercedes on how]].  
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 +Installation of aftermarket windows into cargo vans without factory windows is similar in difficulty to installing a roof vent (probably easier as you don't have to climb up onto the roof) and can be DIYed.
  
 If you are adding windows to get some additional ventilation, one option is to install the factory Ford windows from prior model years. From 2015-2019, pop-out windows were offered as an option from the factory on the window in the sliding door, behind the driver, and in the rear quarter-panel windows for the Extended-length body. This option was removed for model year 2020. ((Speculation being it was due to high breakage rates for the window latching mechanism. Seems to be the Ford way. Rather than fix something, just remove it.)) But there have been no changes in the Transit's body around the windows since it was introduce in 2015, so a pop-out window from any model year should fit into any van.  You can see about finding one from a scrapyard, or ordering a new window through a dealer.  [[https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/body/glass-windows-and-related-components|Part numbers can be found here]]. Pay attention to the color, "Privacy Glass" means the Dark Grey Tint. If you are adding windows to get some additional ventilation, one option is to install the factory Ford windows from prior model years. From 2015-2019, pop-out windows were offered as an option from the factory on the window in the sliding door, behind the driver, and in the rear quarter-panel windows for the Extended-length body. This option was removed for model year 2020. ((Speculation being it was due to high breakage rates for the window latching mechanism. Seems to be the Ford way. Rather than fix something, just remove it.)) But there have been no changes in the Transit's body around the windows since it was introduce in 2015, so a pop-out window from any model year should fit into any van.  You can see about finding one from a scrapyard, or ordering a new window through a dealer.  [[https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/body/glass-windows-and-related-components|Part numbers can be found here]]. Pay attention to the color, "Privacy Glass" means the Dark Grey Tint.
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