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post #1 of 4 Old 10-09-2003, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Rear hatch window swap.

I have a 96 GC. It has the stationary glass in the rear hatch. Has anyone ever replaced the stationary glass with the optional lift/hinged glass?

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-10-2003, 07:26 AM
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I have a 96 GC. It has the stationary glass in the rear hatch. Has anyone ever replaced the stationary glass with the optional lift/hinged glass?
I have a 95 ZJ. Originally came with the stationary glass. I now have the optional lift glass. In order to acomplish this, the complete lift gate had to be replaced. Normally I would never have done this but in 1997 my rear hatch was damaged in a minor rear end collision. So I asked the body shop to order the optional gate.
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Does it just swap out? If so, I can probally get one from a junkyard for next to nothing with so many ZJ's in my area...

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Yea, the whole rear hatch just swaps out. Two hinges, two struts and a few wires/hoses.

Be aware that it'll take two or three people due to size and weight. Also take your time lining up the hatch so the body gaps are even and looks good.

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