7 - Body & Interior
             7.1 Windshield
             7.2 Windshield wiper
             7.3 Sliding door window
             7.4 Rear door bumpers
             7.5 Other Glass
             7.6 Heater and controls

             Table of contents
7.1 Windshield

Part #

I had a glass shop even offer to make one for less than $200.00, I am still waiting for someone to tell me to replace it.

The rubber on the outside seems to not really serve any purpose a lot of the vans seem to have it cut away.

7.2 Windshield wiper

The mounting for the wipers seems to wear out after time and one creates a lot of extra noise and two water leaks in when it's raining hard and drips on the dash.

kubvan wiper bladeThe wiper blades are a standard industrial truck blade this is the parts I have used with success. Trico Part number 61-150, blade part number 61-100

7.3 Sliding door  window

Part # ?????

The door window crank:

The window crank is pretty basic, it's one of the more beautiful design features.
The window travels up and down on a pin connected to a metal bracket attached to the base of the glass.
The crank is simply a chain run around three gears.

The gears and chain get all gummed up from road dust, you just need to clean it and re-lubricate it.

To remove it have someone hold the glass, then undo all the screws on the inside panel, yep there is a lot of them, pop it out. The person holding the glass can then slide it towards one or the other edges of the door then kinda peel it out. I did this by myself just last week on one of my vans. It's easy after you figure out what's going on. The passenger door is the easiest to do as the steering wheel does not get in your way. When you put it back together make sure that the panel is at a minimum flat at the top, you can push it in a little so it applies some pressure to the chain and pin situation. Also the metal bracket position on the glass is important, try not to move it. If the slot in the bracket does not line up with the pin on the chain then it wants to go up at an angle, this can cause a problem. You can see a rust mark on the glass where it wants to be if it has moved accidentally. Also it needs to go back in the same way it came out, mark the outside or note if the bottom is dirty on the outside a little green stuff where it never gets clean, would be the outside.


7.4 Rear Door Bumpers

Off the shelf available from your local trucker supply depot.

7.5 Other Glass

Front side triangle window, Part # Guardian AS-1-83, GG-M7B

Large rear side window, Part # Guardian AS-2, M79

Rear door window

7.6 Heater and controls

I know a lot of you have had problems with this, it just fails after 25 years of service. I did have success once in get a rad shop to repair one. The most recent I was quoted $280 to replace the core, this has started a hunt for a compatible unit.

The original unit is out of an International truck my Rad guy tells me.

I have put a unit I found from a marine application in one of my vehicles but I do not get enough air circulation around it to make it very usable. I am hoping to find something from a Chev truck or similar that is easy to find and cheaper for sure.

Stay tuned, I am on the hunt, let me know if any of you have a solution with part numbers