VWD Awning Series Ford Transit Van Windows Medium / High Roof 2015-2023

Van Windows Direct SKU: T18AWD003L
VWD Awning Series Van Windows Ford Transit Medium / High Roof 15-23 Van Windows Direct (6936290492486)
VWD Awning Series Van Windows Ford Transit Medium / High Roof 15-23 Van Windows Direct (6936290492486)
VWD Awning Series Van Windows Ford Transit Medium / High Roof 15-23 Van Windows Direct (6936290492486)
VWD Awning Series Van Windows Ford Transit Medium / High Roof 15-23 Van Windows Direct (6936290492486)
VWD Awning Series Ford Transit Van Windows Medium / High Roof 2015-2023 Van Windows Direct (6936290492486)

VWD Awning Series Ford Transit Van Windows Medium / High Roof 2015-2023

Van Windows Direct SKU: T18AWD003L
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VWD Awning Series Ford Transit Van Windows Medium / High Roof 2015-2023 

VWD Awning Ford Transit Van Windows are the Flagship Window of the Van Windows Direct Window Selection.


The Van Windows Direct Awning Series of Windows are the pinnacle of Aftermarket Van Windows setting a standard far above today's current offerings. So what do you get with a VWD Awning Van Window? EVERYTHING!

Alright, perhaps not everything but let's go over what we have packed into this Window.

Viewability - Our Awning series of windows has the largest viewing area of any of the vented styles of windows we sell. Solid Windows is the only Window surpassing it, and it's not by much. Let us explain that the central glass of the Window is a reliable window; only a minimalistic frame surrounds the awning glass, giving you an unmatched viewing area in an opening window.

Ventilation - Till now, the choices have been sliding or Awning. They are sliding large unobstructed openings, while previous awnings had more minor tilts out the glass with obstructed airflow preferred in the rain. The VWD Awning Window adds a space that rivals some sliders and tilts out 70°. Ventilation of a Slider convenience of an awning.

Convenience - Just like with ventilation, things have always been split, so when we designed our Awning, we wanted the ultimate accessibility. Limitations of current offerings many of the awning windows are not recommended to open while driving, and sliding windows are generally not opened during rain.

The VWD Window has addressed these shortcomings by having heavy-duty pistons that hold the glass open and feature a locking knob. This provides extra security for the Window and the ability to open the vent a couple of inches, lock the pistons, and use it while driving. So rain Shine, Camping, or Road Tripping, the VWD Awning Window will be there for you.

So, we have already gone over a lot of information for this Window, and we have yet to mention some of the interior functionality of the Window. We have an accordion-style screen encased into the frame of the awning window, so open the Window to the desired location by utilizing the two locking levers, then simply pull down the screen and enjoy a large, screened opening.

Security - We take the security of our windows seriously. Two levers swing and lockdown on both bottom corners when the window is closed. You then push the release button to open the lever, making it nearly impossible for a would-be thief to enter through the awning glass when locked. What about when it's opened, though? To add a layer of protection, the hydraulic pistons feature locking knobs. Hence, a little more security would be excellent if you are in an area with a little security. You still want ventilation. Just slightly open the awning glass and lock the piston knobs down so the Window cannot be moved from the outside, making it far more challenging to utilize the opening as an entering point.

VWD Awning Series - Ford Transit Van Awning Windows

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WINDOW POSITION GUIDE
TRANSIT VAN 148 EXT/148 STD      
Transit Van Driver Side Forward / Driver Side Accross from Sliding door Galley Window
DRIVER SIDE FORWARD
Transit Van Window Driver Side Middle , Long Wheel Base Transit Van 2nd Row T150 T250 T350 Van
DRIVER SIDE MIDDLE
Transit Van Window 148 wheelbase last window, rear quarter window
DRIVER SIDE REAR QUARTER
tRANSIT Van Window Driver Side rear cargo door, rear barn door
DRIVER SIDE REAR CARGO DOOR
Transit Van Window Passenger Sliding Door , Passenger Door Window T150 T250 T350
PASSENGER SIDE SLIDING DOOR
Transit Van Window Passenger Side Middle , 1st Window behind passenger sliding door
PASSENGER SIDE MIDDLE
Transit Van Window Passenger side Rear Quarter window - T150 T250 T350 Van Windows Direct
PASSENGER SIDE REAR QUARTER
Transit Van Window Passenger Side Rear Cargo Door, Barn Door, Right Hand door Van Windows Direct
PASSENGER SIDE REAR CARGO DOOR
TRANSIT VAN 130" WB      
Transit Van Driver Side Forward / Driver Side Accross from Sliding door Galley Window
DRIVER SIDE FORWARD
Transit 130 wheelbase short wheel base medium roof high roof 2nd row rear quarter
DRIVER SIDE REAR QUARTER
tRANSIT Van Window Driver Side rear cargo door, rear barn door
DRIVER SIDE REAR CARGO DOOR
 
Transit Van Window Passenger Sliding Door , Passenger Door Window T150 T250 T350
PASSENGER SIDE SLIDING DOOR
transit t150 t250 t350 130 short wheelbase 2nd row window
PASSENGER SIDE REAR QUARTER
Transit Van Window Passenger Side Rear Cargo Door, Barn Door, Right Hand door Van Windows Direct
PASSENGER SIDE REAR CARGO DOOR
 

Part #

Window Position Wheel Base Window Type
T18AWS001L Driver Side Forward ALL Single Awning
T18AWD003L Driver Side Forward ALL Dual Awning
T18AWS005L Driver Side Middle 148/148 EXT Single Awning
T18AWS009L Driver Side Rear Quarter 148 Single Awning
T18AWD006L Driver Side Rear Quarter 148 EXT Dual Awning
TRAWS001L Driver Side Rear Cargo Door ALL Single Awning
T18AWS002R Passenger Side Sliding Door ALL Single Awning
T18AWD004R Passenger Side Sliding Door ALL Dual Awning
TRAWS002R Passenger Side Rear Cargo Door ALL Single Awning

 

 

What's needed to Install it?

 This Window is installed with Urethane Adhesive, you will need a primer base, and we recommend edge molding for the cut edge. 

  • Automotive Urethane Adhesive 
  • Urethane Primer

Also, Recommend 

  • TrimLok Edge Molding 
  • Securing Tape

 

How will I install this Window?

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REPLACING AN EXISTING OEM WINDOW:

 

When replacing an existing factory window, you may want to contact us or provide photos inside and out. Not all replacements will be straightforward and require extra commendation and custom adaptation to use an existing factory or add-on item(s). Van Windows Direct and the manufacturers we distribute take no responsibility for additional work or an installer's inability to complete the work required. Please ask all questions and provide all information before purchase, as the buyer is 100% responsible for the installation or failure to install. 

 

If you are replacing an existing factory window that is urethane bonded, you may want to take it to a professional for removal and replacement. If doing it on your own, the best tool is a wire cutter  Equalizer Window Cut-Out Set. Once you have the Window cut out, you will need to cut (shave down) the original urethane down as flat as possible and clean as much away as you can; we offer CRL Adhesive Cleaner. Other products that can help clean up the existing urethane are (Acetone, Goo-Gone, and WD-40). After using any cleaning product, clean the wall with soap and water or rubbing alcohol; we also offer PWR22 Cleaner before applying new primer and urethane. (Skip below for window urethane bonding).

ADDING WINDOW TO A VAN WITHOUT WINDOWS:

If you have the following tools, you can cut on the inside with no template or mirroring of the interior stamping to the outside. (Body Saw, Air Saw, One-Handed Reciprocating Saw)

Drill a hole with a bit large enough to accommodate the blade of your cutting tool. Drill within the single sheet metal section to be cut out, then work your knife down to the OEM stamp line. Follow the stamp line around the area to produce your window cut hole. (Can cut out any interior supports within the window sections).

 

**TIP - Cut sides and bottom first leaving the top cut for last, so the sheet metal does not start bending while cutting.

 

Once your cut is complete, and the sheet metal panel is removed, file any rough edges or high points to smooth the cut line. While most will trim and not see the raw edge, the smoother and straighter the cut, the better the trim will appear when it is time to place it. Once happy with the cut-out and filed down soft, you may want to prime the raw metal edge before installing edge molding. While this is not necessary, it's easy and offers additional peace of mind.

 

If you are using edge molding, now will be the time to install it. While Window Edge Molding is not necessary for window installation, it offers a better appearance on Van's interior by covering the raw cut edge. If your interior walls surround the cut edge, then there is no reason to trim something that will hide behind a wall. When ordering trim, you'll purchase from a bulk roll by the foot, and there is a drop-down box for proper sizing for your Van. Most vans will cover the inner and outer sheet metal edges with the trim. The trim on the outside will not affect the Window installation as the urethane bead will be taller than the thickness of the frame.

 

**TIP - There is often an adhesive foam material injected between the two sheet metal walls of your Van from the factory. If you are having a tough time getting the trim to cap both sheet metal edges cut the foam away from the cut edge till you can squeeze the metals together and cap with trim molding.

 

**TIP - Dry fitting the Window before urethane bonding can help familiarize yourself with placement. Also, you can place securing tape/masking/painters' tape in corners and side middle on to glass, then onto body cut tape, leaving on both window and van body as added line-up markers for easier placement.

 

URETHANE BONDING OF WINDOW:

You will brush the urethane primer onto the outer body of your Van. When applying primer, ideally, you want to use it close to the opening, allowing a 1/2" gap from the trim or hole when possible. This is because urethane spreads when you set the Window and is less likely to have urethane seeping out from the glass edge outside the Van when closer to the cut hole. One line of primer is needed and only on the Van wall. Primer is unnecessary for the glass as the urethanes are designed to bond to the glass. After you have painted your primer line around your cut hole, allow the primer to dry for about 10 minutes. 

When using Automotive Urethane, a regular everyday caulking gun will not work. We recommend no less than a 12:1 Thrust Ratio (Commercial/Professional Grade) or above. We offer a 26:1 Ratio Gun in our Tools and Supplies Section.

If you order the urethane from us, the tip will have an embossed cutline showing where to cut across the information and a v-notch; this will be where you will want to miss the news for your perfect-sized urethane bead. Unfortunately, when you apply the urethane to the Van, the V will trail your application path, so you end up with a pyramid-looking dot.

We recommend starting a few inches down from the top rear corner of the Window; that way, you can avoid having a joint from one tube to the next on the top or front of the Window. If it happens, it will not be a catastrophe; keeping the top and front beads in one continuous bead reduces the risk of a leak. A larger Window (Most side OEM fit window) will require a second urethane tube. When one bead end, start the next bead about a 1/2" into the already applied bead (smooth together with a plastic putty knife/wood stick, flat screwdriver, etc...) Spraying a liberal amount of glass cleaner onto the tool will help keep the urethane from sticking to the device and clumping.

 

**TIP - When applying urethane bead, consistency is key to an excellent installation. Thicker and thinner spots can lead to leakage.

 

**TIP - Filling a bucket with 6" to 8" of hot tap water, you can set urethane tubes in the water bucket (sealed side down). This will warm the urethane making it more pliable and easier to use.

 

INSTALLING WINDOW TO URETHANE:

Having two people for window placement is always nice one holds the front bottom corner, the other the rear bottom corner. OEM fit windows will have a 1/4" gap from the body line to the glass. Get the bottom edge lined up, holding the glass back away from the wall on top at a slight angle    /    once you have your gap lined up at the bottom and your front and rear edges are in line where you want, tilt the Window up. Press the Window into the urethane; you do not need to push too hard, as the urethane has firm adhesion and will grab onto the Window quickly. Keep a hand pressing on the Window to keep position; if all is good, open your hand and smack the glass down, following the path of your urethane bead. The goal of modern vans with insert areas for windows will be to get the drink even with the outer body of the Van, the body above and below the window section, so it is a fluid transition from sheet metal to glass to sheet metal again.

Once the Window is in the desired location, using Window securing tape, tape each corner with 3-4 strips to keep the glass in place. If you plan to drive the Van within the first 24hrs, you can also tape the edge all around to keep urethane beads clean from contaminants while traveling.

 

Recommendations

  • 3-6 Hours of set time before driving (Keep all windows closed and A/C using recirculate during the first 24hrs)
  • 3 Days minimum before washing vehicle (Some car wash soaps have alcohol that can deteriorate some of the urethane seals)

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