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Old 02-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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Something a little different

Had a bit of a different thought on a side glass window in a hardtop (actually a truck). rather than have the window function straight up and down, or make a slider as you might see in a drag car, I was thinking about making the window so that it rotates down into the door. The mechanism would be fairly simple with a hinged pivot point at the bottom rear of the window (Considering use of lexan). I would have to figure a way to latch the window at the upper rear corner, but was considering the use of a zoop type fastener.

Anyone ever try something like this? If so, did you encounter any issues with the install?

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:06 PM
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It wont pivot within the width of the door. It seems like it would be a pretty involved project.
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Depends on the shape of the window and opening.....Pretty hard to pivot a square window in that manner.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:12 PM
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This is a PU window. The vent window has been eliminated so the front edge of the window is cut at approximately a 45 degree angle, so it should pviot within the door. Since the door started out as a fiberglass racing door, no matter what I do to put a window in will be labor intensive. Thought about making a lexan frame similar to the ones you see on drag cars, but instead of sliding front and back, just dropping it down.
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