I'm curious why you would want a sliding window in the back glass. I know that back in my younger days they were used to talk to the people riding in the bed, but what are they used for today?
Do this all the time in my F-150 but you're right, the Maverick window frame is less sturdy, so probably wouldn't load a bunch of 2x4's. But I think a few pieces of 10' PVC pipe would be fine.2. on some trucks, you can put longer items through there from the bed. This is so you can keep the bed closed. But on the Maverick, the window is very small, and it has no metal frame around the window, so anything you put through there will be resting on glass. Not a good idea for this truck.
It's not that it's not needed on cars; it's just more accessible (in terms of opening and closing) on trucks. This isn't especially true anymore since most trucks these days are quad cabs. Back in the day on normal, single cab trucks, it was just over the driver's right shoulder. It provides a nice cross-wind with other windows open. It's probably something you have to experience to appreciate. It was also an easy way to break into your own car when you accidentally locked the keys in. A great feature on my 98 ranger.Not to be obtuse, but is there some reason it helps for ventilation on trucks, but is not needed on cars? Something to do with the glass being a vertical plane instead of curved and slanted?
It allows you to moderate a "light breeze" feel when you have the front windows down slightly. It literally changes WHERE the air moves around. I've been in cars where when you roll the windows down slightly, the wind would just hit the top of your head irritatingly. The rear window (and the sun roof in vent position) helps regulate WHERE that breeze cuts through the cab. Many people use AC all the time because their experience with windows was bad at some point. Even when it's considered hot outside, the right airflow can make you comfortable without having the resort to AC. ... Sometimes, it just feels like you are inside a hair dryer at which point, AC is definitely a good idea.Not to be obtuse, but is there some reason it helps for ventilation on trucks, but is not needed on cars? Something to do with the glass being a vertical plane instead of curved and slanted?