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Sliding door window screen

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by bilckster, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. bilckster

    bilckster Member

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    Anyone know where I can get (or how i can make) the screen pictured in the below window? Would it be possible to make a security screen that would pop on and off?

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  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't look very nice. If it pops off easy, then it is not secure.

    Suggestions;

    Get some jail bars made for the door.

    Unscrew the passenger door lock knob and put a locking cover on the sliding door lock.

    Make the sliding window so that it only opens a little.

    Buy a sliding window for the other side and unscrew the driver's door lock knob

    I think that someone makes a prop for the tailgate that is secure and only opens a few inches.

    Camp somewhere safe.
     
  3. bilckster

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    Yeah, wrong wording on that one. I guess rather than popping off just something that you can remove and put on when you want.

    All good suggestions. I didn't know you could get a locking cover for the sliding door lock? Where would I find such a thing?

    I think that someone makes a prop for the tailgate that is secure and only opens a few inches.

    Sounds interesting. Where could I find more info about this?
     
  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    You would have to design that one yourself.

    It was on one of the Vanagon or syncro US sites. If I can find it I'll let you know.
     
  5. bilckster

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    Cheers syncro, I'll have a look out for it as well as it sounds pretty interesting.

    I like the idea of taking the lock knobs off. That's a good one. Especially on the drivers side as there is no slding door to unlock on that side.
     
  6. melissa

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  7. bilckster

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    Cool, how do you reckon that fits on the back door opening? Sticks to the sides or clips on to something? I can't tell from the photo.
     
  8. syncro

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    Hi Bilckster,
    Have a look at using the "Stainless Steel" see through mesh that is used for household security screens, Looks at lot better than the shark mesh. Screen places can make them up to size. Need to cover just the sliding window. Rivet or screw on to slide frame. They may even have some magic clips for emergency exit that will allow you to open up to clean the outside of the slider glass.
    Neil
     
  12. Dingostrategy

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    I have one of those:

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    and I hate it. Unless I'm mistaken they're the same size on a bay and a wedge. Certainly the actual windows are.. Wait til April and if it drills out clean, it's yours for a 6 pack, which we will drink in celebration at the sheer joy of good exchanges. Mine was made by the people who make security doors, and riveted on by a total drongo.
     
  13. bilckster

    bilckster Member

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    Oky doke. I'll see how I go over the next couple months and if I am still thinking about it come April I'll get in touch. nice looking awning by the way.
     
  14. Dingostrategy

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    If it wasnt such a ar*e to put up, you'd be right about the awning.

    Keep the offer in mind. it might break on removal. dunno
     
  15. DunnoDub

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    OK, OK, who's bright idea was it to put up links to the Go Westy site - i'm supposed to be getting some work done here!! :lol:

    Such cool stuff, i think i need a... stop! you have no money and work to do:umm: :D
     
  16. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I've just wasted a couple of hours.:lol:
     
  17. london_mike

    london_mike New Member

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    Saw this and couldn't help but wonder what the benefits of such a screen might be... ?
     
  18. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Camping with the window open - it has flyscreen as well as security - but its ugly.
     

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