AMA (AM Auto) specializes in supplying aluminum-framed bonded slider windows, with toughened safety glass. Their products are accredited global quality certification including China Compulsory Certification (3C), US DOT, European ECE, and Japan JIS. These windows are manufactured in China by one of the largest glass manufacturers in the world.
These are designed to fit the OEM body stampings by utilizing the factory cut-hole. They also feature solar privacy glass and have excellent UV filtration at 17% allowable UV’s.
The fabric mesh is housed in an aluminum frame with upper Y springs that allows removal by pushing the screen into the top channel and popping the bottom out of the lower channel. Simply slide the glass or screen independently for a (non)screened opening.
To secure, flip up the paddle latch at the lower-middle portion of the window.
Key Features & Benefits:
- Designed to fit OEM body stampings by utilizing factory cut-hole
- Features solar privacy glass
- UV filtration rating = 17% allowable UV’s
- Comes with easy-to-remove mesh screen
- Sliding mesh screen allows (non)screened opening
- Lockable with window latch
- 6-month Limited Manufacturer Warranty
What Do I Need to Install Window?
How Do I Remove an Existing OEM Window?
If replacing an existing factory window, you may want to take your van to a professional for removal. If you're removing the window yourself, the best tool is a wire cutter set. Once the window is out, you'll need to remove as much of the original urethane as possible. We recommend using a general purpose solvent or adhesive cleaner such as Acetone, Goo-Gone or WD-40. Be sure to clean the area with soap and water or rubbing alcohol prior to applying the primer and urethane.
How Do I Cut a Hole in a Van Without Factory Windows?
The Ford Transit sliding passenger side door window utilizes the factory metal stamping on the interior of the van. You will notice an area where the inner metal ends (see photo for clarification). You will cut right along that edge to cut a hole for your window. Your van may have multiple upright columns that are welded to the sheet metal; just cut these out as you make your opening.
You will need one of the following tools: Body Saw, Air Saw, One-Handed Reciprocating Saw, to cut the hole in your van's sliding door. Cut from the inside of your van without a template, or create a template to mirror the interior stamping on the the outside of the door.
Drill a hole with a bit large enough to accommodate the blade of your cutting tool. Drill within the single sheet metal section that will be cut out. Then work your blade down to the OEM stamp line. Follow the stamp line all the way around to produce your window's cut hole. (Any interior supports in the window sections can be cut out as they are unnecessary).
TIP: Cut sides and bottom first leaving the top cut for last so the sheet metal does not start bending while cutting.
Once your hole has been cut, file any rough edges or high points to smooth the cut line. You may want to prime the raw edge of metal prior to installing edge molding. While this is not a necessary step, it's easy and offers additional protection from rust.
Window edge molding is not necessary for the installation of the window, but it will create a finished look on the interior of the van. If your interior wall panelling will be covering the cut edge there is no need to trim the window as it will be hidden.
How Do I Apply the Primer and Urethane?
Apply the urethane primer to the outside of the body. One line is al that's needed and only on the van wall. After you have painted your primer line around your cut hole allow primer to dry for about 10 minutes.
We recommend starting a few inches down from the top rear corner of the window to avoid having a leaking joint from one tube to the next on the top or front of the window. When applying urethane bead consistency is key to a great install thicker and thinner spots can lead to leakage.
How Do I Install The Window?
Having two people for the window install helps a lot; one person holds the front bottom corner, the other holds the rear bottom corner. OEM fit windows will have about a 1/4" gap from body line to glass. Line up bottom edge holding top of glass away from wall at a slight angle ( / ). Once you have your gap lined up at bottom, and front and rear edges, window up and press into the urethane. No need to push too hard as the urethane has a very strong adhesion to grab the window quickly. Once window is in desired location, use securing tape at each corner to keep glass in place. Let window set for at least 3 hours before driving van.
Don't wash van for at least 3 days after installation. Some car wash soaps contain alcohol which can deteriorate the urethane seal before setting.