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Oh boo! 😆

I could fit windows, I just got the screen back in the Cortina, flat glass would be a p.o.p. compared to that. I have conventional side windows sourced second hand and I'd even done a mock up of them before the one above, but I'm carving out a lifestyle for myself playing with cars so I figured why not have some fun with the Sprinter.... one man's hellish amount of work is another man's challenge. I'm looking forward to a change from straight restoration.

Plus it's a 16 year old van that I traded some wiring work and cash counted in hundreds for because I needed storage badly. It won't owe me anything and resale is not on my agenda. It's going to be rolling advertising for the series so it might as well be eye catching [think; presence at car shows]. It'll be a studio of sorts too and the modifications will be even more novel from the inside. I want to bring the level of the interior down a foot or two, lwb van conversions tend to feel like you're living in a hallway. There won't be any presses or worktops up the walls and big windows will help pull the light down. Aside from all that I'm in the biz of making videos of my car exploits... it'll make interesting content.

Tell you what, if when I'm done [assuming it comes off] it was an exercise in ball ache, I'll say you told me so 😋😋

 

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If you form a rebate be it folded and or welded you could then direct bond a glass window in windscreen style.

Mike

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That's the plan Mike! Weld in a frame, bond in the see through bit :) 

The flat circumference that will hold the rebate will have to be relatively deep to bridge the distance between the outer extremities of the van wall, and those of the inner ribs and insulation. So the window will have a bit of depth to it.

I haven't nailed down an adhesive that's appropriate for polycarbonate yet, but I have found out that just because a given bonding agent might do glass, doesn't mean it'll be suitable for polycarbonate. 

If I end up having to bolt the poly in, like a split rim, and use sealant for weather proofing then so be it, but I'm sure that can be avoided.

None of this is happening until the Vogue is done though!

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If the rebate is deep, thought about going double glazed?

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Sikaflex do a sealant and primers for polycarbonate but I can't remember the numbers off hand.

Mike

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12 hours ago, Bowie69 said:

If the rebate is deep, thought about going double glazed?

Hadn't. Would be great but don't you need to put a vacuum on double glazing, or fill with some fancy gas or other?

10 hours ago, miketomcat said:

Sikaflex do a sealant and primers for polycarbonate but I can't remember the numbers off hand.

Mike

 I'm a big believer in Sika! Will have a search mate thanks.

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Nope, no gas or vacuum needed :)

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20 minutes ago, Bowie69 said:

Nope, no gas or vacuum needed :)

There's always Argosheild :ph34r:

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Very true!

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no pressure then Stephen? 😄

Little behind because I got caught up in the super-grind and was editing the daily footage at night in the tent at the auto body place. When I got home and saw the results in the light of day it was obvious I had to do it all again. Put me at least a day and a half behind. New episode should be live in the next 48hrs

 

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2 hours ago, Shackleton said:

no pressure then Stephen? 😄

Little behind because I got caught up in the super-grind and was editing the daily footage at night in the tent at the auto body place. When I got home and saw the results in the light of day it was obvious I had to do it all again. Put me at least a day and a half behind. New episode should be live in the next 48hrs

 

No pressure!! 😀 just enthusiasm.

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No is the short answer. My number of projects exceeds my budget and may well also exceed my lifespan ? 

Perhaps my daughter will finish them 😊

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Well you know I'm the chairman of that club. But there's an angle... kids, I could breed a workforce. How to feed them though.

On a different matter; just heard about Newark Autojumble. Supposed to be big. Anyone going? I think it's this weekend.

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Enjoyed that one!

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Eeeh you do make work for yourself with all that stop-motion and high production values!

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Agreed, makes me mourn my Eclat.

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18 hours ago, Retroanaconda said:

Lotus coming apart fairly well now.

Some nice design in that chassis :)

Central backbone like a Pinzgauer or Tatra... hmm, Lotus on portals anyone? :ph34r:

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Dirty!

Thanks lads. Got the chassis more or less bare today and flipped over. Wait till you see the woes. Nothing that can't be fixed. Bed time at the ranch for now...

 

 

Bed Time Esprit.jpg

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