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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you have any pics of your work Fhak915 & danfromsyr?


Mzalac,
I have not done it but I did take the sliders apart and modify them for rear sliders. I am very sure I could do it. Was actually thinking doing this since I have an Adventure wagon and the driver sided slider is nonfunctional because it is blocked by the cabinets. Check out my Gallery photos of the rear slider. It is do-able but the lock bar needs to be had from passenger side window to do it right.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just thinking outloud.......could you not remove both drivers side and passenger side windows and then re-install the drivers side window on the passenger side, and vice versa? would not then the locking channels be on the bottom and open from the rear?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't flip sides on the 85+ pass side sliding windows (sliding door window) as it's smaller than the drivers side with the new easy handle & mechanism.. so you have to get creative on that..
no pics of the work, just went out and got-r-dun they're really not that difficult to dissassemble and reassemble.. it helps to get a long nuff bar clamp that will also spread to open the frames and to reclose the frame to the glass.

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just thinking outloud.......could you not remove both drivers side and passenger side windows and then re-install the drivers side window on the passenger side, and vice versa? would not then the locking channels be on the bottom and open from the rear?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had my sliding windows reversed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had my sliding windows reversed.


I removed your other identical posts and left your remaining post here, as it seemed to appy the best. Please don't crosspost, aka post the same thing in multiple threads.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mzalak - let us know how this turns out. Am wondering about extra noise/water seepage from flipping the windows. Also, any pics of the slider reversal process would be great!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar product now offered from GoWesty:

Rear Sliding Window Assembly (Left Side w/Vent) [Vanagon] *DECEMBER SPECIAL* - $229

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23453&category_id=333&category_parent_id=
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$229 is definately closer to where it should be.. a nice price point compared to $399 as originally listed.

as for the reveresed window channel leaking that's a no, there isnt that much hydraulic/air pressure on the side to force the water inside. and the seal channel makes a physical dam to block surface pushed water.

where I had a leak was the new bottom cut in the aluminum channel where I had to shorten it. I was supposed to use some clear silicone in the gap/joint when I put it back together. and either forgot or figured it wouldn't get around the glass. but I've since sealed that cut int he channel with a surface applicaation of silicone. (inside the channel would have been better though).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I picked up one of my van from the body shop 2 years ago after a full paint job they reveresed the windows accidently. I thought well I will live with it and try it out as it does seem logical and gives more air for sleeping.

The only draw back I had was water on the highway would get blown into the van where the slider meets the other piece of glass. I might of needed new felt but I decided to just go back to the body shop and have them flipped back to their normal postion and problem solved. ***This only happened at HWY speeds***

I am a fan of the rear windows to slider conversions.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Camp&Ride wrote:
Similar product now offered from GoWesty:

Rear Sliding Window Assembly (Left Side w/Vent) [Vanagon] *DECEMBER SPECIAL* - $229

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23453&category_id=333&category_parent_id=


They are clearing them out because they DO NOT FIT!!!! I have helped install 3 of these windows and they are a major PITA. You have to remove the piece between the plastic vents and the glass and use sikaflex or sealent instead and it stills in incredibly hard. I can't believe they even sell them....if I were them I would be ashamed to put my name on those!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jsmitch11 wrote:
they DO NOT FIT!!!!

Unfortunately I have heard the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jsmitch11 wrote:
Camp&Ride wrote:
Similar product now offered from GoWesty:

Rear Sliding Window Assembly (Left Side w/Vent) [Vanagon] *DECEMBER SPECIAL* - $229

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23453&category_id=333&category_parent_id=


They are clearing them out because they DO NOT FIT!!!! I have helped install 3 of these windows and they are a major PITA. You have to remove the piece between the plastic vents and the glass and use sikaflex or sealent instead and it stills in incredibly hard. I can't believe they even sell them....if I were them I would be ashamed to put my name on those!

Well that explains a difficult weekend, I recently experienced.
Told a buddy "Sure I can help you with that, done a few of them"Made me feel like a Dolt.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost finished with my sliding windows.
Just need to paint my white screen frames black.
So far no extra wind noise or rain leakage.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude ..."black on black",,love it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I could not be in the top bunk in the sun unless I wanted to bake bread....but it's a clean looking bus. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, my first thought was he must live up north, then I saw Waikiki.

That bus must be a damn oven. I don't even like how hot my burgundy bus gets in the sun.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, you guys are right.

I should of done what u guys did.

darn it!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my step-by-step:

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know you can have just switched the driver's and passenger's side, right?

Maybe I'm missing something. How hot does that bus get inside?
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can't swap side to side on the 85-91
the slider door window is smaller than the DS sliding window.

so you have to dissassemble and swap the parts. w/o the latch ending up on the top.
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