Advise please? Windows - originality or practicality?

Discussion in 'Body' started by Summer75, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Of course they do require overlap that looks at where you've gone.
    This is about having it weather proof in reverse application when you have no choice because of the cupboard layout not fitting window opening position & what is available window wise.
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  2. Summer75

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    Thanks for offering the spare David, much appreciated. I'll see which way we decide to go and if needed I'll let you know. Hope it all works out, easily!! We're starting to realise its a steep learning curve ;)
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Never steep Summer. That makes it hard. Just a gentle (learning curve) slope.
    Best way to eat an elephant is 'one bite at a time'!
    Folks on this site have been thru what you don't know yet!o_O
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  4. Summer75

    Summer75 Member

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    Slow and steady wins the race hey? Just like Kombi time :)
     
  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  6. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I looked at the photo of your Kombi and there is no way I would do anything to change it. It is such a beauty. I love original.

    We did put flipper windows in the front which are fabulous when travelling and as these are a genuine VW item I didn't worry about them not being originally with the camper.

    I use my screens at night for airflow. http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/magnetic-screens-rear-door-and-windows.44544/
     
  7. stusbus

    stusbus Well-Known Member

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    Now there's a sales pitch !! :D
    I can vouch for Lorraine's screens ! they work wonders on a warm day when you want to have a mid morning nap after a big night with other Kombi owners ! :p
     
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  8. PICT

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    I went for practicality, though mine used to be a panel van so originally had no windows in the back.

    I ended up getting 4 sliders made up with metal mesh on the opening bit, this means I can leave the windows open and still have the van secure, saves coming back to an oven, plus overnight in the heat they are amazing, no bugs, plenty breeze and you feel nice a secure anywhere you park up.

    They are a bit oversized but had to go bigger from the size of the old window holes that someone had hacked into the side of the van.

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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pict,
    Looks a great bus!!;)
    Where did the windows come from? Who 'made them up'?
    I see external fitment .
    I see they're screwed on. What seals did you use?
    Love the Amplimesh. Great addition.
    Is it a 71 1700?
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It's a 72 with normally a 1600 engine David H
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Ah Kimosabee/Wayne!
    Thank you. I knew you'd know. Why 72? Help educate me. I know nothing before 76!;)
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  12. Wayne murray

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    The shape of the rear vents are square instead of a moon crescent shape. The front wheel arch has a lip on it,instead of being flat. The petrol flap (which is missing) is further back to the rear of the car. Where the earlier models 68-71 petrol flaps are further forward.
     
  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne.
    The differences are more subtle than my ex!o_O
    Appreciate the education.;)
    Would not have seen that by myself. Just thought if it had a fuel filler cover lid it was a 1700.
    Cheers,
    David H
    & you wonder why I gave you that nickname?
    Your attention to detail is amazing to me.
     
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  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Theres only one problem with that nickname.It will be like mud and stick:eek:;)
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    We'll just know you as Wayne Murray aka 'Kimosabee':rolleyes:
    Just a way of appreciating what you bring to this site & it's members;)
     
  16. Grantus

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  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Wayne Murray aka K?
    I'm hoping Wayne doesn't see it as 'mud' & it doesn't stick!;)
    How could anybody possibly confuse a T2 member with a T3 member?
    The kids are younger.
    Spelling different. Different avatar.
    Does he know a horse named 'Silver'?
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    All of the above and they're $10K more than a late bay ! ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  19. steve_4802

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    We've sliders in our bus, but I don't know any other way so not the best for comparison. We have a little boy and with the sliders more than half open he gets a proper breeze back there, so much so it was a handy way to keep him awake on longer drives if he gets dozy. Basically, for hot drives the sliders are fantastic and there's breeze to spare. But again, the originals may be OK too?..

    By the by, we did a central Aus trip last year and it was fantastic, best holiday ever! Dying to get back into a similar one and hoping to get over to (northern) NT / WA coast this year. Anytime for a holiday is good, but if you're flexible on time of year I'd whole heartedly suggest winter for that trip. The mornings are very cold, but it quickly warms up during the day and it's comfortable for the entire day, and fewer flies too! Summer would be tougher going during the days, and I'd still take winter over the shoulder season.
     
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  20. Alpal

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    A good read detailing changes to the Bay as it evolved.. VW Transporter and Microbus SpecificationGuide 1967-1979
    Vincent Molliner and Alexander Printz. Google it!
    Also edition for Split available.
     

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