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Advise please? Windows - originality or practicality?

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

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Hi Alpal ; You should be giving us a link by know safes me googling it.;) But thanks I'll see if I got it or google it.
     
  2. PICT

    PICT Member

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    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

    They were made up here in Perth by Marine & Mobile Windows http://www.mmw.com.au/

    Yep external fitted, screwed into 1x1 timber on the inside and stuck/sealed with Sikaflex

    I went this way as I wanted sliders but as it was originally a panel van there is only certain ways you could do it, I came up with this way, it's not a show van, it's a practical van that gets used, when camping up north in WA its great to have all sliders open to help with circulation, it also means you can leave the windows opened when parked up and not come back to oven and still have the security.

    It is a 72 with a 1600cc
     
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  3. scottykels

    scottykels New Member

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    Day David,

    just wondering if you have a photo of the window trim installed. I have installed my sliders backwards also and looking to try and stop any water/wind entering through the overlap. Being in SA i haven't heard of the store Ovesco??? would this be similar to a Clarks Rubber??

    Cheers

    scottykels
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Scottykels,
    Was on page one of this thread. They are Aus wide but one close to me. Adult version of Clarke Rubber! read truckie s**t.
    I'll make the same offer to you as summer75. I've got just enough to do 2 windows. If you want it PM me your address & I'll send it. Moves dust off glass so must beat water!
    Cheers,
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    In Sutu Photos P1100655.jpg2.jpg P1100661.jpg2.jpg
    So the last photo shows the original seal on the RHS , The seal clip to glass in the middle & the actual seal on the LHS. Look at the cross section in the previous photo & the way this seal 'floats' on the glass.
    Cheers,
     
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  6. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Why not pull the windows and put them in the right way?
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    You may see a cupboard behind the drivers seat that prevents this!;)
    Didn't want an opening window behind a cupboard!:rolleyes:
    See start of thread & what was sold was not what was advertised.
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  8. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    I still can't see how this is going to work properly David. Water is going to penetrate when driving in the rain. Particularly if the glass seal isn't great. Think you might need to reconsider this one.
     
  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Gee Aspro,
    If it pulls dust off the glass it's gotta stop larger molecules!;) know as water.
    See how the leading edge of the seal 'floats' on the glass with perfect contact.
    Similar principle to wiper blades.
    Cheers
     
  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Another photo (to give depth ...I held a piece of cardboard on the 'inside of the glass'. Slider seal.jpg2.jpg
    Camera can't show depth of glass but does show bedding of seal to glass & how close it is.
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Drivers side. P1100665.jpg2.jpg
    Real clear with this one! Drivers side.:D
    Cheers,
     
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  12. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. Seal looks good.
     
  13. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    I figured there was a reason - didn't see the cupboard in the picture.

    Have seen many windows upside down and round the wrong way.

    It would be nice if there was a universal window that could be reconfigured to go either way - ben able to swap the glass around would be awesome
     
  14. scottykels

    scottykels New Member

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    if the offer still stands David, i would love to take you up on it. i have sent you a message. Cheers Scotty
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Still available. PM sent.
    Cheers
     
  16. Andy.

    Andy. Active Member

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    I think VW is South Africa made windows for the T3 that went both ways. I know there are a number of after market windows for T2's, but not sure if any went both ways.
    The South Africans made a lot of subtle changes to the German cars that were practical and improved the vehicles!
     
  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Posted today.:cool:
    Approach slowly;):rolleyes: the fitment.
    Cheers
     
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