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Front Door Opening Quarter Windows

Discussion in 'Body' started by kool_kombi 79, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    I have just installed the front quarter windows in the van and what a differance, cool air at your finger tips.

    Now the best post I can find for this is Roys:. http://forums.kombiclub.com/showthread.php?t=29292

    I just have a few little hints I would like to add for all the DIY people out there.

    I will go through in conjunction with Roys post so things are not repeated.

    First up I bought my windows unassembled, so the rubbers have to go on first. There is a deep and shallow side to the rubber. Find the small split for the little pin hinge DO NOT CUT THE RUBBER. Push the deep side in first then use a piece of plastic to pop it in the other side of the frame (I used the end of a toothbrush). Start from the top then from the bottom and meet in the middle, there is a plastic support that helps the window pin (he's a shifty little bugger I used a bolt to hold him in position) then slide the rubber so that it is smooth and uniform all over. I also used a M4 bolt and nyloc nut for the pivot pin instead of the rivot. On the bottom pin put some lube on the pin and do up the pivot bracket.

    Door card off
    Undo window bolts, wind window down and slide window up and over the bracket and push to the back (this will give you that little extra room).

    The top channel is held in with spike clips? Use a small screw driver to prise the channel out each side. You will have to remove this front clip, it sort of slides out with a little prising.

    Remove top screw and bottom 10mm bolt.

    Now remove. Pull back and lift up towards the inside of the van.
    Be careful not to scratch the inside paint (very easy to do). Manipulate the scraper rubbers as needed, very tight fit.

    Now put the new windows back in. I used new bailey channel from clark rubber, buy approx 1mtr and cut to length, it just pushes in.
    Basically reversal of removal.
    Slide the base in and the top. As you are moving the window upright put your window back in position on winder bracket and into the base of the bailey channel of your quarter window.
    As you now start to get it into position be sure your rubbers are not folded under.

    Replace top screw and bottom 10mm bolt.

    Replace window winder bolts.

    Fishoil your door.

    Put all the door card and handles back on and go to the otherside.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
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  2. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Instant egnitioning. Fitted ours a few years ago and love them.
     
  3. roqsta

    roqsta Member

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    I love em too. I just fitted them but the rubbers don't seam to seal very well. Anyone else have that problem?
     
  4. GoblinSA

    GoblinSA New Member

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    Scary

    Thanks for this. We are psyching ourselves up to do Worzels - but we are refreshing all the window rubbers/felts/channels at the same time. Anyone got any hints or tips for that?
     
  5. GoblinSA

    GoblinSA New Member

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    And for some reason, I don't have permission to view Roy's thread?
     
  6. bay window bandit

    bay window bandit Active Member

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    Likewise, I tried to view the thread and I'm not allowed!!!
     
  7. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    As above.....whats the go?
     
  8. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    You lot are not to be trusted!!!
     
  9. milly

    milly Active Member

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    Nope, I cant access it either & wanting to replace my fixed windows with the opening ones as well.
     
  10. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    Well it seems that I am not even worthy of viewing that post now, but if you read the original post it pritty much sums up the way to do it, the pics showed the inside of the door, not all that exciting.
     
  11. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    :):):)
    Thanks for this terrific information. I just have to find the Windows now.
     
  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No stock Al....
     
  14. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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    Got this from Neil at Buss Stop today:

    "they are not available from our suppliers. hopefully another batch will be released soon."

    So I guess we wait and see......
     
  15. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    Great to hear. These guys are manufacturers in the UK. I'm just a bit scared to order individual components. I would rather a complete kit.
    www.autocrafteng.com.uk
     
  16. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    I might send the bus stop an enquiry today so they realise that there are a few people on the waiting list.
     
  17. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

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    Given up on aircon already?
     
  18. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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    No - just making an inquiry on behalf of everybody......

    I must check your thread for progress on your tablet identification!
     
  19. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Active Member

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    Came across this on youtube, might help to shed some light on what is needed to do this job.

     
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  20. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    That's a great find. Thank you!
     

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