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Unread 03-24-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Delete Rear Quarter Window?

I know some XJs came from the factory in a van configuration. Just wondering if anyone has removed their glass, and covered the hole with sheet metal. I think it'd look pretty good if it were blended-in to the rest of the body(rather than being beveled in like it is now). And it could be used for mounting shelving or whatnot on the inside.
I photoshopped these to get an idea of how it might look.
(I don't know whose jeeps these are)

jeepnowindow1.jpg   jeepwindow2.jpg  
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Unread 03-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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cool idea but that would suck for visibility...backing up on a trail for example def helps to see
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Unread 03-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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I like it.

It would look pretty cool on a 2 door as well.

I think you would be able to see well enough, but that area would take a beat down on many trails.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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Very cool
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Unread 03-25-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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It would look pretty cool on a 2 door as well.
I think you would be able to see well enough, but that area would take a beat down on many trails.
I think with the 4-door, I have enough visibility to the rear-right of the jeep. (the rear-left window is useless to the driver). Those lucky enough to drive 2-doors might not if they were to do this.

When searching to see if anyone else has done this, most threads I came across were about replacing the glass there. Seems that smashing it on a tree or whatnot isn't all that uncommon.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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Looks good... but why? Other than the cool factor lol.

What's your reason behind wanting to do it?
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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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Well
  1. Looks way better
  2. Wouldn't have to worry about smashing it on a tree or rocks or whatever on a trail
  3. Wouldn't have to worry about something heavy smashing it from the inside
  4. Could use it to mount little shelves or racks on the sheet metal, or tie-down points, etc.
  5. Save money by using less Windex
  6. More room for fantasy-art airbrushing on the side, like put a wizard and unicorn there or something
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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #8
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I think it might look good if you gave it the bedliner as well, like the quarter panel, but carry it up.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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This is probably a bit pedantic especially for JeepForum, but you shouldn't be using Windex to clean automobile windows anyway. Ammonia-based cleaners can really mess-up aftermarket tint and dry-out rubber/plastic/seals.

I don't think it looks better at all (not bad; just not better either), but that's subjective and to each his/her own. I agree that the driver's side quarter window is nearly useless to the driver, but I don't agree that the passenger side is equally useless. I wouldn't like the reduced visibility. A 2-door would really have visibility issues and would definitely need some different side mirrors to compensate imo.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #10
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Thats different. In conjuction with this, I wonder what it would look like if the back area was painted hardtop style like a JKU to create the illusion of a chop top. Does that make sense? I dont have photoshop or id add that in to your photos above lol
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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I get what you're saying. I think that would look good, too. Whatever color would work. I just really don't care for the fishbowl-ish scheme of windows all around.
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Meh, I'd chop that area out long before I messed with welding sheet metal in there.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:32 PM   #13
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if it could be made functional, like a flipping open the panel and having tool storage behind it, or flip down for use as a table, it would be neat.

Ive planed to replace mine with polycarb if they get broken.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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if you really want to do it i would cover the window from the inside and drive around for a week, changing lanes, backing up, and everything else...lemme know if you still want to do it
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I think with the 4-door, I have enough visibility to the rear-right of the jeep. (the rear-left window is useless to the driver). Those lucky enough to drive 2-doors might not if they were to do this.

When searching to see if anyone else has done this, most threads I came across were about replacing the glass there. Seems that smashing it on a tree or whatnot isn't all that uncommon.
Do up one of a 2dr Id really like to see what mine would look like.
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