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B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 26th 2020, 8:38am
by Wokka
other than finding a post about other people doing it, I can't seem to find details on this being done. I am messing about with different configurations on how I want the van to work, and knowing if I can gull wing the B windows will give me more options

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 26th 2020, 12:33pm
by Astrofarian
Hi Wokka, HOPE I'm not the "M!ke" you don't like, lol? Anyways...I'm not sure I understand your question....as in, don't the "B Windows" ALREADY "Gull Wing"? I was under the impression that gull wing meant hinged at the top and swinging upward from the bottom. Isn't that what they do right from the factory? Do you want them to swing upward FURTHER or am I missing something in my sleep-deprived state here?
-M!ke-

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 26th 2020, 1:56pm
by Wokka
Unless you are the Mike that takes advantage of Woof's iron deficiency tablets by sticking fridge magnets to the aquarium glass so the poor little dude gets stuck there with his goggly eyes looking sad, we are good.

Yes, they do gullwing, but they gullwing a fraction. I want these puppies to open a full 90 degrees so I can use the side of the van to house my pump, switching, hoses etc for the outdoor shower and also make it a kitchen cabinet, with everything I need for a quick coffee stop on the road.
The back will be for the more heavy duty stuff like dual fridges, recovery gear, All my tools for the mobile workshop, screen and laptop for the display for RTI days etc.

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 26th 2020, 3:51pm
by MechBob
It is generally a bad idea to use unframed glass in that situation. On a vehicle, they are usually called "safari" windows,not gull windows.Will leave you some other options.
https://www.dometic.com/en-gb/uk/produc ... ed-windows
https://www.drifta.com.au/window-boxes- ... g-windows/

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 26th 2020, 7:50pm
by Wokka
MechBob wrote:It is generally a bad idea to use unframed glass in that situation. On a vehicle, they are usually called "safari" windows,not gull windows.Will leave you some other options.
https://www.dometic.com/en-gb/uk/produc ... ed-windows
https://www.drifta.com.au/window-boxes- ... g-windows/

It may be a south of the equator thing, but those windows especially on the 70 series cruisers are gull wings. Never less, I digress. I want flappy open windows behind the B pillar. Who here has done it?

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 26th 2020, 7:55pm
by Wokka
With glass, or without

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 27th 2020, 10:03am
by Slammer67
Check this out:

Not actual glass, but cool anyway.



Watch "Easy DIY Gull Wing Windows! Cherokee, Land Rover, Toyota, Wrangler 4X4" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/flATqEaN1GM

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Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 27th 2020, 3:52pm
by nosxjeep
Beat me to it... Nate dropped that video a month ago and has been wheeling through California with TrailRecon testing them out.
So far so good he says...

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 29th 2020, 4:13am
by Wokka
Cheers guys, been following that channel a while now. Glass would have been nice to keep, but looks like I need to keep playing with options

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 31st 2020, 5:12am
by Slammer67
How about the same concept with some smoked lexan or acrylic windows.

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Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 31st 2020, 5:25am
by AstroWill
But that's not a window :)

Acrylic would be nice, haven't looked at the price of that kit yet.

Have you looked at the Acrylic RV windows that are available from Dometic and such yet? They offer a really wide range of windows with many different options(tints/screens/shades/double layer), might have something that would work for you.

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: July 31st 2020, 4:47pm
by sixsix
Couldn't see the video the other day, just remembered...

https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=100082

Hope it helps.

Re: B-window to gull wing

PostPosted: August 10th 2020, 9:29am
by Wokka
I've decided to just put on my big boy pants and do it in Aluminium now that I am going to block it off anyway, currently sourcing external hinges and trying to work out which locks to use. I will be building my kitchenette to take up half of the space the middle captains seat on the drivers side from floor to ceiling, but facing outside, accessed through the old window