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bigguwesty
22nd February 2013, 07:13 PM
Thought I'd throw my build up

Well I've bitten the bullet and ordered a pair of fixed rear windows for the old girl.
Auto moulds and rubbers (http://www.ozautomoulds.com.au/default.asp) do a complete kit to change out the dreaded sliding ones,and you have to choice of fixed or sliding.

I opted for the fixed as I'll be shelving the rear out for camping so it's less options for grubby fingers to get into the car..

So yea, $350 delivered ain't bad IMO and there on there way..

More details here. (it's the only detailed thread I can find)
http://www.nissanpat...-rubber-new-lwb (http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/showthread.php?5420-Nissan-patrol-fixed-side-glass-with-rubber-new-lwb)

Install thread to follow

Well there in and I'm stocked.. Very clean and very easy to do. But you need 2 people..

Used a 5mm rope and fed it around inside the rubber were the lip will eventually end up. Allow a good 30cm overlap and have the tails to the inside.

Next was to pull the old ones out. Another easy job. The inside rubber is simply peeled away and push the frame out.. Make sure you have some one to catch..

Next we simply placed the window in position and while the outside person applies light inwards pressure you pull the rope out and the rubber will simply roll over the body lip..
Use plenty of soapy water. The corners are a little tougher and a screwdriver is handy to aid the rope.

All in all 45mins and there in.

http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/106.jpg

http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/107.jpg
http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/108.jpg
One empty hole..
http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/109.jpg
http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/110.jpg
http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/111.jpg
Installed..
And very clean IMO

http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/images/imported/2013/02/112.jpg


Kallen Westbrook
Owner of
Westy's Accessories (http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/showthread.php?15134-Westy-s-Accessories.-A-small-back-yard-builder.)

NissanGQ4.2
22nd February 2013, 08:19 PM
Kallen, I have moved your post into its own thread, any details of what was involved in replacing the old ones?

Cheers

Toddie

krbrooking
22nd February 2013, 08:38 PM
Looks good mate, job well done.

bigguwesty
22nd February 2013, 08:43 PM
Kallen, I have moved your post into its own thread, any details of what was involved in replacing the old ones?

Cheers

Toddie

Thanks mate.
Only what I've supplied in the post.. I got to carried away with the install and forgot the photos... :o

Kallen Westbrook
Owner of
Westy's Accessories (http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/showthread.php?15134-Westy-s-Accessories.-A-small-back-yard-builder.)

rustbucket89
12th December 2013, 09:20 PM
Howdy, that looks great!
What's the legality of putting in solid windows in the rear? I've got a shorty and was thinking of putting solids in there, and I don't have the rear seats anymore, but I've been told I have to get it mod plated in qld for both seat removal and glass.

Clunk
12th December 2013, 09:36 PM
Howdy, that looks great!
What's the legality of putting in solid windows in the rear? I've got a shorty and was thinking of putting solids in there, and I don't have the rear seats anymore, but I've been told I have to get it mod plated in qld for both seat removal and glass.

As far as I'm aware, you only need the mod plate for the seating. Replacing slider to solid isn't a problem But happy to be corrected

bigguwesty
13th December 2013, 05:21 AM
Yea I wouldn't think the glass is an issue. But yes I have read you guys need to have the car signed off as a 5 seater from 7, or in your case, 2 from 5 seats..

rustbucket89
26th December 2013, 06:50 AM
I spoke to an authorized inspector for Queensland main roads. Apparently you don't need a mod plate if, for example, you went from 7 to 5 seats, as the trolls had 5 seats as an option.