Troopy windows

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:15
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Woops , photos would help.

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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:29

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:29
Looks good, when do they go on the market? John
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Follow Up By: Sludgie W.A - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 13:21

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 13:21
Gidday John, I have a couple of mates with troopies. When they see this on the weekend I am sure orders will come through.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 15:36

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 15:36
It's a good job the photos you sent through to my phone didn't work as I would have abused you then. Maaaaaaaaaaaaate they look bleeping good. Don't sleep over the weekend as I might just unscrew them and put them on mine.

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Reply By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:47

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:47
G'day Sludgie


I did not actually see your initial post regarding the hinged side windows on the Troopy, then I opened your current post and looked at your aluminium units.


I too have a Troopy with hinged side windows that I required for easier access to the side/rear of the vehicle, I sliced through the Toyota rubber bonding seal used to hold the window frame in place ~ there by freeing the entire window assembly from the body of the vehicle.


I've used commercially available rubber seal and trim piping as the primary window seal and hardware store packaged hinges, it all works quite well but I have not used gas struts as they would put too much pressure on the hinges, I use a simple but effective long tent peg to hold the window open when accessing the rear of the vehicle.


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Follow Up By: Sludgie W.A - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 13:23

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 13:23
Hello Josef, that is basically the same as I did on my troopy.

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Reply By: Rob K (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 14:05

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 14:05
Hi Sludgie,

I've got a mate who did something similar to the rear sliding windows on his short wheel base GQ Patrol. He also attracts a bit of interest from other 4WDers because he used perspex instead of solid material like your solution. He also used a different locking mechanism - more like two handles, one at each corner. The perspex allowed you to look into the vehicle and provide more natural light into the back. I think he stayed way from the gas struts as well because of the forces on the perspex.

Good cheap solution - well done.

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Follow Up By: Sludgie W.A - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 16:14

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 16:14
Gidday Rob, one of the changes that I would do is the 2 corner handles as are on my glass windows. The perspex is another thought although I work with metal better and the troopy has a slight curve for top to bottom so it was easier for the metal worker to put a slight curve in it.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 15:41

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 15:41
So I'm free on the weekends prior to Easter for us, (read you), to do my side windows and also change over the false floor. A certain aged gentlelman may just have to wait for his. (Don't tell him I called him a gentleman). LOL
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