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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:26 pm    Post subject: Sliding windows Reply with quote

Hey what's up,new to the site and in the process of restoring a 1970 vw bus transporter.I want to install sliding windows.The small vent windows are not going to move a lot of air.I'm gonna have it full of kids.My question is what years are compatible?Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The '78 and '79 models had the sliding windows you seek. Check the classifieds - there are often sets for sale there.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Izzy.

You might be surprised how much air those wing windows will bring in. Try them before you go the the trouble (though it's not that much trouble) of installing sliders. You might also consider the lovered jalousie windows from a camper if you can find them. They allow the most air movement, blocking nothing.

By the way - just a matter of netiquette: When you post in ALL CAPS it is considered the equivalent of shouting, and some folks will find it rude. Silly, I know, but there it is. Keep cool. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: sliding windows Reply with quote

thanks for the welcome and for the info.thanks also for the heads up on the caps.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sliders are nice for the volume of air but...... they don't have screens.
Bug city. Camper jalousies have screens.

There were aftermarket slider screens that screwed thru the rubber seals, on the outside. But they are very rare.

I do have a pair and when I have time I will take a pic of them.

I have 6 or 8 pairs of sliders.......
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.craigslist.com/eby/pts/102336527.html - bus sliders

Welcome aboard and check out these if you are looking for a set. Pretty cheap to.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I neglected to mention that ASI Riviera sliders are made in the USA and they have built in screens. Very tough to find.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The screens on the jalousy windows are great. But the window mechanisms are often in disrepair. Also, the owner's manual says don't drive with them open, a warning that is almost universally disregarded and may account for the disrepair. The sliders are reliable and can be left open while driving.

In the southwest, I need the breeze all the time and don't have to worry about insects or rain. So I chose the sliders. In the southeast, it would be hard to camp without the screens, but I've seen home made options for all the doors and windows (usually involving magnets or snaps along with screen from a fabric shop).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a good set of jalousies, with screens, from a parted 69 that I would trade for a good pair of sliders for my 68. If there are any takers, let me know. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Hippo, will those vanagon sliders fit my 78' bay? I might get them for when I do the rubber seals and bodywork on "the turd". At that price I can't go wrong. Mine have bad felt seals and the plastic thingys that they slide on are all ate-up on one side, and I can't find the materials to fix em'. I thought the later ones were different? Am I wrong? Question
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Sliding Window Size Reply with quote

Hippopotabus wrote:
http://www.craigslist.com/eby/pts/102336527.html - bus sliders

Welcome aboard and check out these if you are looking for a set. Pretty cheap to.


NO WAY NO HOW will these fit a bay window bus.

I have both bay and Vanagon sliders outside, so I measured them. [Instead of giving 'about' figures]

Measuring the outside frame where the seal rests around the edge end to end [length]:
Vanagon = 41 3/4"
Bay = 41 1/4"
Vanagon is 1/2" longer.

Measuring top to bottom [height]:
Vanagon = 16"
Bay = 14 1/2"
Vanagon is 1 1/2" taller.

Measuring the center post where it meets the frame:
Vanagon = 15 1/4"
Bay = 13 3/4"
[same 1 1/2"]

WCM outer seal part #:
Vanagon = 253-8411
Bay = 241-321A-L/R

The only part of a Vanagon slider that may work on a Bay slider would be the felt on the center post.......
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Karl!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karl sold me a set of real bay window sliders and they're awesome. I gave my jalousie windows to another list member. The mechanisms worked, but I was waiting for a window pane to snap off the jalousie and fly into whoever happened to be behind me if I had them open while driving...

The sliders are great. I love them.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karl did correct me in the past but just so you can see my sliders in my bay. I love em, especially how quite they are compared to the slats Wink Flabay - If I come across a set of 70's sliders I'll send you the link. I do alot of my bus shopping on Craislist.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Hippo, do those scoops help any?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still unclear if anyone makes a slider (original, aftermarket, or otherwise) for the rearmost side windows. I like the j-windows in the middle, but it sure would be nice to be able to open a slider on the rear passenger side to let the air through while driving (that is, when I get her drivable).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shark - I can see a 5 to 10 degree difference (cooler, depending on ambient temps) CHT and oil. I know I may have opened pandora's box with my statment but for me (someone who is constantly putting my reactor under load) they work in the Mountains like a champ. the only issue is that they crack. I had to use fiberglass to reinforce the scoops and now its solid.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: SLIDING WINDOWS with sliding screens Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ritter wrote:
I'm still unclear if anyone makes a slider (original, aftermarket, or otherwise) for the rearmost side windows. I like the j-windows in the middle, but it sure would be nice to be able to open a slider on the rear passenger side to let the air through while driving (that is, when I get her drivable).

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alman72 wrote:
Ritter wrote:
I'm still unclear if anyone makes a slider (original, aftermarket, or otherwise) for the rearmost side windows. I like the j-windows in the middle, but it sure would be nice to be able to open a slider on the rear passenger side to let the air through while driving (that is, when I get her drivable).

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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=620785


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