|08-21-2012 09:47 AM|
|08-21-2012 12:39 AM|
That would look super, Martin.
been wanting to get a shrinker/stretcher. They'd be helpful around here.
I forgot about that tool cause I don't have it and keep telling myself to get one.
Might order the eastwood pair soon.
|08-20-2012 09:28 PM|
|monster76||what is the dimensions of the side of the panel truck i might be able to find a factory window that might work for you|
|08-20-2012 09:18 PM|
|08-20-2012 08:51 PM|
|sparkydog||I'm not sure if the SHAPE of these windows is what you have in mind but in terms of a nice flush fit and look.... IMO the side windows of a more modern Burb or Astro van might work for you.|
|08-20-2012 08:23 PM|
Today I contacted a master fabricator in our area and he said when I am ready bring the panel on down and he would work with me on the project. I need to get a hold of my glass guy to make sure he is good with doing it this way. Personally I think it will look fine.
|08-20-2012 08:18 PM|
So the windows wouldn't match up ( I checked this first ), plus the angles are off If I was to make flush fit openings for them.
Hindsight is 20/20 of course, I used to have a couple of burbs of that era ... shoulda kept them and let the panel go down the road =)
|08-20-2012 05:49 PM|
|08-20-2012 01:16 PM|
i thought the panels had the same structure inside as the suburbans
if that's the case try to get suburban windows and trim to fit in there
|08-20-2012 10:53 AM|
You would have the channel bent up in three or four foot lengths (if you don't have the equipment to bend it). Then using a shrinker/stretcher bend it around the window perfectly using the window as your pattern.
|08-20-2012 10:41 AM|
This was my original idea on doing this. Seemed like the best way ... just need to figure out how to make the channel and get her done =)
BTW, I noticed a bunch of your posts on this site. Glad to see you are still around. Seems like I used to see a bunch of your tutorials over on 67-72chevytrucks.com
Thanks for your insights here.
|08-19-2012 11:13 PM|
This is the only way I can imagine you could do this without paint. Get a window and make a channel that would go around the window. Cut a hole in the body the same size as the channel, we are talking PERFECTLY cut it out and grind it out to the perfect point. Glue the channel to the back side of the metal with structural bonding adhesive. (YES it would be strong enough) And then set the glass on urethane in the channel and use a moulding like on an 80's S-10 Chevy or Camaro of the vintage. The moulding simply tucks into the channel between the glass and the channel sealing over the gap between the glass and the channel.
You may be able to pull this off without damaging the paint.
|08-19-2012 05:20 PM|
Put a DVD player in the back, that will keep the little buggers happy......
I wonder if those windows that they used to install in conversion vans would work for you, if you could find the right size/shape?
|08-19-2012 03:27 PM|
|mmadden55||Try side windows from a Chevy van.|
|08-19-2012 01:08 PM|
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