Insect screens for Troopie Windows

Submitted: Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:28
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I was told there was some mob at one of the 4wd shows who made vehicle insect screens to fit in the driver and passenger door window - sort of made to fit in the window and locked in place when you wound up the window to about 1/3 the way up.

Before I get flamed I have searched the forum - most references to insect screens refer to radiator screens - not insect proofing the cabin. I'll be sleeping in the back of my HJ47 troopie on this trip and would like a bit of air circulation without getting eaten alive. Anyone know a link or contact number - Google isn't much help...
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Reply By: Lorne - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:33

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:33
What we use are those window socks that just slip over the door. Easy to store and can pretty much go from truck to truck. We have a gq and sleep in the back aswell, just put velcro on the inside frame of the window and cut some flyscreen to shape with velcro sewn on.Works a treat and cost only a few bucks, doesn't look like the pros but keeps the bugs out.
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Follow Up By: Scooter13 - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:38

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:38
Thanks Lorne,

I was looking at this site www.flexiscreens.com/ to see if I could get one made up for the barn doors at the back - might be worth thinking about that for the door windows as well..... hmmmmm.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 21:29

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 21:29
Scooter13

Can't help on the front windows

But I made some for the rear slide window, got some fencing wire and bent it into the shape of the window slide grove, we the got and old window sock and sowed it onto the wire (i did tack weld the wire at the ends first).

Now you clip the frame into the grove and it stays there, you can only open the rear window from inside.

Richard

ps. you can just see it in my rig pic.
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Follow Up By: Scooter13 - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 21:42

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 21:42
Thanks Richard,

That sounds like an easy way to do it ... might gibe it a try.

Scotty.
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Reply By: cowpat - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 22:27

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 22:27
Scooter, if you're in Victoria try www.buffalostitch.com. He doesn't make exactly what you're after but might have some ideas.

I've got the Landcruiser on his webpage with the flyscreen at the back, along with some side window shades attached to the inside door along the bottom with adhesive velcro. Yes I have had spiders (huntsmen) get into the car, not pretty when you sleep in it, but only when the doors were open at night or from the front where the heater intake is (I now set heater to recirculate before parking under trees at night, seems to have fixed that).

Good luck with it, Casper.
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Follow Up By: Scooter13 - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 22:36

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 22:36
Casper,

Thanks for the advice - I like that rear door jobbie - I'll email and see what the prices are.

Scott.
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