has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess doors?

Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby junkout [OP] » May 27th 2012, 4:59am

yeah jasen i have glue rollers and even a vacume bag to clamp them i hve done lots of curved capinet work through the years
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby Phantom » May 27th 2012, 5:00am

junkout wrote:yeah i just have to pull the window and see what type will work best and by the way 2 sheets of 3/8 bendable plywood laminated together and fiberglassed will be a hell of alot more secure than the glass that is there and as rigid as most sheet metal doors. have you ever worked with bendable luan it is very strong and rigid once it is laminated together and then once it is glassed over it is very strong and durable

No I don't work with wood much , been a lot of years and then it was in construction of homes ,, been out of that a long time ,, but if you use fiberglass to bond them and it sticks it should be good ,, window glass is very rigid , but it can break if hit hard enough with hammer , and being tempered it fragments into small pieces ,, sheet metal of 20 gauge is not rigid , it bends just by leaning against it unless braced by a solid structure like a frame , but it won't break if hit ,
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby Jasen » May 27th 2012, 5:03am

junkout wrote:yeah jasen i have glue rollers and even a vacume bag to clamp them i hve done lots of curved capinet work through the years


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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby junkout [OP] » May 27th 2012, 5:05am

no you dont bind them with fiberglass you use wood glue then vacume bag them after that i cover the parts in fiberglass resin and wrap in plastic nad put back in the vac bag that sucks the resin into the pores of the wood then just fibergass over them to give more rigidity and weatherproof finish
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby Phantom » May 27th 2012, 5:16am

junkout wrote:no you dont bind them with fiberglass you use wood glue then vacume bag them after that i cover the parts in fiberglass resin and wrap in plastic nad put back in the vac bag that sucks the resin into the pores of the wood then just fibergass over them to give more rigidity and weatherproof finish

seems that the wood would be bound together in glass if you cover it in glass resin and wrap it plastic and put in a vacuum which sucks it all together squeezing the resin into the pores , if you'd wrap it in fiberglass& resin front & back :lol:
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby junkout [OP] » May 27th 2012, 5:19am

no the 2 peices would be bound together with wood glue like i said the glass would just be used to fill the pores and make the expansion rates of the wood and fiberglass the same to avoid any delamination or cracking :lol:
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby Phantom » May 27th 2012, 5:27am

You missed the point ,, if you tied rope around the 2 pieces , they would be bound together , :lol: it does not have to be in between to bind them ,,, and if you would wrap them in fiberglass before you used the vacuum it would also bind them together , in addition to adding a watertight seal :clap:
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby junkout [OP] » May 27th 2012, 5:30am

now didnt u just tell me you have never worked with bender? if you havnt why are you telling me how to do it?????
and no wood glue will bond them better ant that is when i will use the form to give it the curve it is a pain to keep the resin off the form is the bag
and without bonding them to each other ther is no rigidity in the wood core
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby Phantom » May 27th 2012, 5:41am

junkout wrote:now didnt u just tell me you have never worked with bender? if you havnt why are you telling me how to do it?????
and no wood glue will bond them better ant that is when i will use the form to give it the curve it is a pain to keep the resin off the form is the bag
and without bonding them to each other ther is no rigidity in the wood core

I have worked with fiberglass and know if you laminate it correctly it will be stronger than wood and you can make it shaped in any shape you want it , curved, 90 degree angle ,, whatever you desire ,,

binding things is simply holding them together ,,, I was joking ,, you could not tell that ?? surely you did not take it seriously by using string to tie it together :lol:
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby junkout [OP] » May 27th 2012, 5:46am

stronger in some ways yes but if you combine wood and fiberglass you get a rigid peice that is also very impact resistant
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby Phantom » May 27th 2012, 6:22am

Be sure to fill the thread with pics , good luck with the project
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby junkout [OP] » May 27th 2012, 6:34am

ok wont be able to start till next weekend but i will
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Re: has anyone changed their rear side windows to acess door

Postby TDMobile » June 28th 2012, 9:59am

How is this coming along? I'm kind of interested in doing something similar, but more for show purpose rather than utility, oh, and I'm starting with a cargo, not a passenger van.
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