Window rot panel van - solution?

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nathan136
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Window rot panel van - solution?

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My first post!

I’ve taken one windows out of my panel conversion and they are rotten in patches at the bottom. I can’t get it in to my chosen garage for ages. Other garages can do welding but not paint etc and I don’t want it without windows while I try to project manage.

I’m considering cutting bigger windows in to lose rot and avoid painting. My main concern is can I put bigger glass in? It’s about £40 a panel and I’d want glass if I had it done anyway - so can I go bigger?

https://waseleyhillsworcsschuk-my.share ... A?e=tQpn5Q

I have a couple of inches above and below my windows to crease in panel under gutter / on door or door cover panel so would fit. But wasn’t sure about inside.


Not sure how to share a pic yet



Thanks for your time 👍
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Re: Window rot panel van - solution?

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My van if this works - it’s the white one.

A pic of removed window. Prob need to go 20mm bigger

Pic of another example (blue) that has what looks like bigger windows

https://waseleyhillsworcsschuk-my.share ... Q?e=TnXdAG

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Yes, straight forward job
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To post pics in topic - in the icons above the text box there is one which is a solid black square with an "i" inside.
click that :ok

Good luck with the repair - Sounds a cheaper option even with new rubbers.   Be maticulous about protecting the bare edges from the cutting
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I have the same issue with my Holdsworth. I am looking at the possibility of cutting out the rot and getting plastic tinted windows bonded to the outside. Should be cheaper than oversize glass and no rubber seals. 
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I have a similar problem .
Never considered using bigger windows.
I was looking at loosing the rear windows all together but cant get a panel to replace them other than a full side replacement and that is expensive .
Where do the larger windows cine from.?
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I contact this company - roughly £25 a piece tinted.

http://leisurevehiclewindows.uk/volkswa ... n-windows/

Can cut to any size

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