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    Gullwing window build

    First pic is of the finished window 1394357635101.jpg

    LIST OF THINGS NEEDED:
    Perspex uv spec
    4 x Hinges 15mm offset stainless
    10mm timber
    12 x bolts, washers & Nuts (to suit hinge)
    8x 20mm self drilling steel screws
    4x compression locks barrels suited to 1 key (ebay is your friend)
    White non permanent pen

    First you will need to remove your stock windows.
    DO NOT REMOVE PROTECTION FILM..
    Cut perspex 5mm short of the outer rubber seal on the STOCK window frame.THIS IS THE HARDEST AND MOST TIME CONSUMING PART OF THE JOB. You want to get the bottom section fitting first when moulding the window to position once the botom is a nice fit Its time to get your hinges fitted now you need to cut timber to fit to hinge shape. You need to have a rolled edge on one long side of timber so it gets a nice fit into the roof. Pre drill holes to suit the hinge holes. You will need to mount these to the roof I used liquid nails aswell as the self drilling screws see pic below 1394357726725.jpg

    Now you will need a hand from someone to press the window against the hinges to mark your holes to drill and mark out your lock positions the back off the lock is to jam on the frame of the car.
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    Drilling and cutting perspex is a GENTLE job for cracking and melting reasons. I used a drill press on the slowest setting in and out motion dont drill in one movement. Once holes are drilled mount the window in bolt it up(hand tight) now you will need to cut the top including corners to suit your desired opening angle 1394357714364.jpg

    So once the easy parts done its time to put some sealant on the bolts and lock tight the nuts 1394357674110.jpg

    Time to cut your seals to suit and fill in the gaps I chose this seal 1394357674110.jpgas it seems like it was made for the job the u channel section is to go on to the frame of the car and the bubble bit goes to the outside facing the perspex this does keep the rain and dust out ive tested over the past 6 months. However its no good with a gernie so I hand wash the windows.
    Hopefully it will turn out to a finished product like this. 1394357635101.jpg1394357714364.jpg

    I have done this on my phone I will fix this up abit more overtime to make it abit clearer and understandable as we have had the computer shit its self.
    Any questions google it. Nah im more than willing to help you through it.
    So at the end of the day you have put 4x screw holes in your car its cost less than $200 and you can access the back easier than ever yes it could be done better in the hinge side of things however this is a budget build should take about 2 hours
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    Last edited by healy; 12th March 2014 at 09:37 AM.
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    Nice one Healy, does it whistle at all? Nice and tight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    Nice one Healy, does it whistle at all? Nice and tight?
    No noise at all mate. Bottom gets in real tight. Top is well sealed hasnt leaked or let dust in at all
    Last edited by healy; 9th March 2014 at 10:17 PM.
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    Pic of seal style needed 1394365411802.jpg
    Pic of hinge style needed
    Will be edited in later1394365422428.jpg
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    Great job Healy, I've been thinking of doing similar with checker plate. However I might look at using Perspex to keep weight down. How do you keep window up, I was thinking of gas struts of some type.

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    Gas struts was an option but I wasnt happy with the way they need to be fitted up and then it adds more holes in the panel also im just making a holder off the roof rack set up string and a hook lol. Both panels locks etc wouldnt even weigh half the weight of one stock window
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    Good job mate, I've been thinking of doing this to my gu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stropp View Post
    Good job mate, I've been thinking of doing this to my gu.
    It will be the same way to build it. And the best part it didnt cost anything in the end I actually made $80 by selling my stock windows win win until everybody catches on lol
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    Thats my storage set up to suit the windows. Imo most practical set up ive seen. One day ill ad a table off the door etc
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    Nice one healy, this has got 2 go on my project list when I get around to rebuilding mine
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