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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject: Rear Window Pop Out Reply with quote

Does anyone know if these are available?.. I have been told they were advertised in a mag quite a few years back.. any leads would be great..
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PS: Not talking about the rear quarters.. I mean the rear window
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of such a thing. Would be interesting see, though...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never saw a flip-up window in back, just the louvers for the back window that hinged up for cleaning the glass (popular in the late-70s).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too have seen, in european magazines, safari rear windows.
There was a thread in the oval forum awhile back, where someone else had seen them, asking for source info. There was no source provided there either.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing a "rear hatch" for a bug that kinda looked like a split window in the mid 80s. I was hindged in the middle on top of it and had the gas shocks to hold it up. Dont know who made them. I was in the custom trends section in VW Trends.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only thing I could find in the gallery. Looks like what Tim is talking about above.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^Thats it^^
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems a bit dangerous, air-wise.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats close to what I'm looking for.. except it would have a frame of about 25mm only that houses the normal window glass..
Thanks for the pic!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could never understand why VW never installed an opening rear window in the first place. Only crap seems to accumulate back there as it is a pain to get stuff in and out.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree..
A rear window hatch would create more usable space.. Now to get it made!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen those done like that before but they were custom made. I've seen people use the small split window conversion for later bugs and instead of moulding them in they made them into a flip up panel. I don't know of anyone ever making them as a flip up, only custom bt the owners.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know who made them, but in the 90's somebody advertised a safari window for the rear with a full rear window.... I remember seeing them in ads.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stenz wrote:
thats close to what I'm looking for.. except it would have a frame of about 25mm only that houses the normal window glass..
Thanks for the pic!


No problem, Here is one other pic. Both of these were in Rareair's gallery.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bossride wrote:
I don't know who made them, but in the 90's somebody advertised a safari window for the rear with a full rear window.... I remember seeing them in ads.


I remember seeing these as well back in the late 80's / early 90's advertised in VW Trends - wish I had some old issues to see who the supplier was!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:11 am    Post subject: Rear Window Pop Out Reply with quote

That looks to be one of those fiberglass insirts just with the vents on the bottom cut off so that it will fit in the window opening. Get some kind of sturdy frame for around it a hinge and some kind of locking device.....it could be done. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently working on oval rear safari windows. I am trying to make them out of steel, and my first attempt worked out well except for the fact that I couldnt get the ends to meet the way I had liked. I have a pic of one that someone else did out of alluminum, and it looks nice, but they used regular aluminum side pop outs, which I dont want to have to purchase. Cant seem to get the pic posted here...anyway, if you are interested, I will try and keep you posted on my progress. I also make regular safari windows for bugs if you havent seen my ad before. Best of luck to you with your search! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we are in the finishing stages of a rear pop out window made out of aluminum. it should be complete in time for the classic in june. production will begin after we see what kind of interest we get. also making front windows to.

any one interested in getting one please pm me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kreeper wrote:
we are in the finishing stages of a rear pop out window made out of aluminum. it should be complete in time for the classic in june. production will begin after we see what kind of interest we get. also making front windows to.

any one interested in getting one please pm me.
i want!!!
popouts all around!
rear side, rear hatch, and safari windshield
send me the bill
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