Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:39:31 -0400
Reply-To: Vincent Dow <ianvincentdow@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Vincent Dow <ianvincentdow@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Windows- experimentation (not software)
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Ahh! The sliding rear window quest!
I have the link here for a UK fabricator:
I would love to have this on my passenger side rear-most window... But then
Ithere's the danger of the sliding-door guillontining - especially for the
Van Cafe has a driver-side sliding rear widow, but I still think I'd want
the right side... maybe engineer an inside wire cage to keep the dog's head
in. I've found both my dogs get despondent on long vanagon trips, with no
window to stick the nose out of.
That's all dreamland for me! I need to rebuild my tranny this summer, and
I'm running out of time.
On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Ben <email@example.com> wrote:
> Note the slanted edge of the rear most side windows. That should make it
> obvious that the middle windows will not fit.
> They did make sliders for the rear but they are relatively rare. I have a
> set, imported by a fellow enthusiast, for the left side. Although they are
> available for the right side as well, it's is not recommended for fear of
> decapitating someone or injuring a hand sticking out that window when the
> sliding door is operated.
> GW does offer an aftermarket version. However, people have reported issues
> with proper sealing. I do not have personal experience with the matter.
> Another alternative would be to have one made. There is a vendor on Samba
> offering this service. Pricing is about the same as buying one in Europe,
> in my recent experience.
> Perhaps you are confusing window interchangeability between the left and
> right middle windows. People have done that but the seal between the glass
> cannot keep water from seeping in at speed. The opening ends up facing the
> sent from my electronic leash
> > On Jul 7, 2014, at 3:53 PM, Geneva Saint-Amour <
> genevasaintamour@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > I believe a lister reported that all 4 side windows are the same size in
> a 1985 era Vanagon. Has anyone traded the sliding window on the door for
> the fixed window above the bed? AND if that will work, where can I buy a
> sliding window so we could have TWO openings back there??
> > Sent from my electronic leash!
> > Geneva Saint-Amour
> > www.slowcarfasthouse.com
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