Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby BuddyHuggs [OP] » February 6th 2016, 11:15pm

]Hi everybody. I'm curious if anyone has replaced their standard rear windows with those fitted to conversion vans that have the sliding screen option. I've seen quite a few like this that appear to be of a different dimension:

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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby Leeann_93 » February 7th 2016, 4:08am

You would have to cut your body to fit those windows.

Conversion vans start as cargo vans. The conversion companies then paid Joe Schmo minimum wage to hacksall the body to fit whatever windows they felt like throwing in there.

Take a body panel off one of those sometime and see how they cut stuff...I'd not do that to my van.
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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby 97cargocrawler » February 7th 2016, 11:41am

I put in T sliders but not like those that cut down below the midline. Mine are about the size of the stock windows. I did not mount mine using the conventional method...which requires building a wood frame?!! F that.

T slider in cargo door:

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Slider in drivers side:

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I didn't use the junk they came with for installation. I just riveted them on:

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NOT an easy install.
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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby BuddyHuggs [OP] » February 7th 2016, 5:55pm

Thanks for the info folks. I'd really prefer not to cut the body whenever possible. At my experience level the possibility of mistakes really outweighs any cool factor.

So while I haven't given up on replacing a couple Windows, for now I think I'll try option B: a removable, soft frame screen I can simply press into the barn door window frame while its open. Last summer I took a position w my old company that had me camping out all around Glacier National Park, and Ole Girl got stuffy while I slept!

Any suggestions or advice are welcome. Thanks!
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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby Lumpy » February 7th 2016, 9:50pm

BuddyHuggs wrote:
...Last summer I took a position w my old company that had me camping out all around Glacier National Park, and Ole Girl got stuffy while I slept!

Any suggestions or advice are welcome. Thanks!


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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby BuddyHuggs [OP] » February 8th 2016, 3:46am

Haha yeah Ole Girl is what I call my Astro but funny for sure. My lil dog could use a friend, though
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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby markmitch » February 8th 2016, 5:34am

put a screen on the inside using a plastic frame or wooded frame and velcro?
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Re: Swapping in Conversion van T windows with screen

Postby BuddyHuggs [OP] » February 8th 2016, 5:46am

That is really close to what I had been thinking Mark. A simple frame with a screen stretched over it with rubber around the edges for a seal. Nothing permanent.
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