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The time is coming when I get stuck into a major 'refresh' of my 2 door. One of the areas where I will have quite a bit of expense it seems is seals and rubbers. Most would  ideally be replaced with new, there is some NOS around at eyewatering prices and some pattern parts are available but not cheap.

Side windows in particular need seals and felts and completely sorted out. In recent weeks though, I saw a reference to a one piece fixed rear side window, I think for the Danish? market. I have become quite taken with the idea of simplifying the side windows, probably be quieter as well.

Problem is I can't find whatever it was I saw again, or any other reference to 'simple' glazing at the rear of a 2 door. 

Anyone out there seen this option/variation? Or any experience/recommendations for getting one-off windows made for classic vehicles?

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Yes, Danish and some here in France had the 1 piece window.

Tax reason I guess.

If you make a template, a local carglass company should be able to cut it for you.

 

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12 hours ago, Arjan said:

Yes, Danish and some here in France had the 1 piece window.

Thanks Arjan, I was beginning to think I had imagined it, .... still haven't found an LR reference tho'.

 

11 hours ago, SteveG said:

If you fancy a project, you could build your own frame

yes but I was thinking more standard (periodish) window seal and a fixed glass.

 

12 hours ago, Arjan said:

If you make a template, a local carglass company should be able to cut it for you.

Trouble is it isn't flat,... it has a radius top to bottom, though straight-ish front to back,... I have no experience of the cost of curved glass, hence the query really. 

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2-doors are here in France easy to find.

... at a price mind you !

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Had several 2-doors over the decades and ran them in the ground eating motorways in Europe. Most were V8 on LPG. Last two door I had was basically 490 ltrs of LPG, 2 Recardo seats, a very loud Pioneer Stereo and a V8 on carbs that served me for over a million kms..

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Moving the sparewheel on a Pivlock gave even more space for LPG tanks...

We'd change oil every 3 weeks when we were very busy.

Thing has been everywhere, often towing a trailer..

 

 

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Many thanks Arjan, interesting to compare. The green one in the wood yard looks like flat glass...... The black one is exactly the sort of thing I was interested in .... and the van I presume is just a steel panel filling in the aperture I don't suppose there was the volume to warrant pressing a bespoke side.

Now all we need is the part number for the black one's back window 😃

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I think - think - you may find in the parts catalogue something on export side windows.

Not steel panels - way to heavy and expensive. In Holland they were usu. some sort of "plastic" and used a lot to convert cars to commercials to avoid taxes. Make a template from carton and cut some 5 mm panel in the correct shape.

 

and although you may find a part no, I seriously doubt LR will have it in stock....

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1 hour ago, Arjan said:

I think - think - you may find in the parts catalogue something on export side windows.

My first port of call, .... but mine doesn'r seem to have anything in it, there may be other editions that do I suppose.

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20 hours ago, Blanco said:

Just wondering if there are any Danish members who have come across this? @Soren Frimodt maybe??

Hi, I don't know of any RRC specialists here really, but if you put up a post on dlrk.dk which is the one and only Danish Land Rover Club I'm sure someone will guide you in the right direction 👍

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