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Van crazy

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Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:36 am

I am making window frames for my van. I just about have them dialed in to produce more if anyone might be interested. They will be polished aluminum with aluminum hinge. I need to get my prosses down to make them affordable. I have 6 to make for myself so after that we should be looking good.
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kookykrispy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by kookykrispy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:02 am

Cool! Possibly interested.

Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:33 pm

I forgot to mention these are one piece construction no welds on radius or at all hinges are screwed and apoxied.
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kookykrispy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by kookykrispy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:32 pm

Neat. Let me know the details. kookykrispy@yahoo.com
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m1dadio
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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by m1dadio on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:27 am

Van Crazy; That is a great thing you are doing, there is a small but real market for those I am sure you will sell a bunch.
I just love it when people see a need and then get down to that American way of "just do what it takes to make it happen".


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Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:33 pm

M1 My buddy said your brackets were super beeffy he liked them alot compared to the ones he bought for is truck. I havent installed yet but I turned the hub and have all the parts to finish. But I am cleaning the underside and the inside to get ready for paint in and out which is very tedious but Im almost there. As much as I want to put it back together it seems like things keep coming off. One other thing ya if I wanted pop outs I needed to make them never find them inless you get lucky and then the frames are shot any how bleeding rust you wont have that with these aluminum ones. I started making another one this one I plan to install the glass when I do I will post more pics with it in the window opening so you can see that they are square and fit proper.
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diamond dave

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by diamond dave on Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:40 pm

very interested in these. if you decide to make a few extra ones.
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VANagain

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by VANagain on Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:59 am

Nice work, Van Crazy!! I've got six pop-outs on my Sportvan, two from donor vans. They were in much better shape than you usually find them, but there was still some rust. And the hinges were all frozen up. It cost me a bundle to get the bad ones welded up, and all of them sandblasted and painted.

New aluminum frames would be so much easier. And they'll never rust. Keep up the good work.

Hey, if the rubber seals are shot, I bet you could just use that rubber "tape" that is used on wing windows. It's very easy to use. Comes in various thicknesses. And you just trim off the excess width after they're all assembled.

Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:46 am

Vanagain ya thats what the plan is to use window setting tape. What did you say RUST in CAL. Ya Right haha!!! I havent got to that yet hopefully today I will get there Im going to go back to it for a while today. ya mine has 6 aswell. I also have plans to retro fit todays gm latch on them just incase you want popouts but have solid panel glass but just a thought for now.
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savage

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by savage on Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:08 am

My friend Kip over in OH could use 4 for his 65 GMC Handibus

Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:29 am

Well I got one installed in window I just need to leak test the frame to glass it should be good as to it was tight as hell. You can see that it is square in the opening and same distance all the way around. I will post when Im ready to make some for you guys I just want them to be perfect. It usaully goes the last one is the best so if thats the case you will get nothing but the best I promise you that.
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Viking

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Viking on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:06 am

Van crazy wrote:Well I got one installed in window I just need to leak test the frame to glass it should be good as to it was tight as hell. You can see that it is square in the opening and same distance all the way around. I will post when Im ready to make some for you guys I just want them to be perfect. It usaully goes the last one is the best so if thats the case you will get nothing but the best I promise you that.

Van Crazy,
I am totally interested.

Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:29 pm

I spent a bunch more time on my fictures for the frames. Getting closer to production. I got them dialed in. I think im going to supply the window setting tape screws for the latch and screws to mount hinge to door. I will drill holes in hinge for mounting to door but im not sure if they all will be the same. Im thinking so but conformation on that prior to drilling or I leave no holes for you to layout and drill. I could scribe were they should be and you could place in position to verify and drill.
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Joe Van
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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Joe Van on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:42 pm

Very Impressive, Great Job that has been a BIG issue finding good frames...and the aluminium will assure they will never rust.!!!..
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millwright71

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by millwright71 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:48 pm

Interested in these! Probably only need two.

ChevyVanMan1

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by ChevyVanMan1 on Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:54 pm

Please PM me when you get these into production. Had thought of making my own frameless ones using thicker, UV resistant plexi and with the hinge and clamp directly attached to the plastic. Anyway, I always think I'm going to set up a jig and make a bunch as just 6 seems too effort. Thanks!!!

Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:50 pm

Will do...... Im going to take this to a new level wait to see whats coming next!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nightmoves

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Nightmoves on Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:24 am

You did a good job bending that aluminum,on a tight inside radius,with no ripples.
Way to go,VC !
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:40 am

Next Level=VC?? WOW!! maybe installed with new seals?? Glass in tints?? Im just happy someones making them! Any plans for stainless??????????????????????????cheerscheers

Van crazy

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Van crazy on Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Stainless...... I work with stainless harder material to work with so cost would increase. Would take more to polish and im not to sure how it would wrinkle when I bend. I guess I could get my research and development team on it and see whats up. As for whats coming seals I was thinking about making a whole kit up. To 100% complete a window. Is this what everyone wants? I would not want to buy 200 ft of rubber and have to try to get rid of it later on. I have been looking at seals.As for whats coming you have to wait a little longer I need to get that project going. Still in research and development mode but I have to say the wheels are spinning a million miles an hour.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:30 pm

yes =keep those wheels turning. some of us would need new seals some not?? yet im talking of where the glass fits the channel?? that should be readily avail @ most glass supply houses-its just a flat seal that i know you cut & trim after glass is installed in the channel!=typical of all glass installed in early vans/autos. whwen im talking seals im speaking of the actual rubber like from steele products. which every vanner can get . Thinking best to get just the built channel alone from you??cheers
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vanner68

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by vanner68 on Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:35 pm

I used s-10 door gasket for seals on my popouts. Worked great, and there are metric crap tons of S-10's in the boneyard!

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gregw98

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by gregw98 on Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:46 am

I'll be good for two, possibly four frame units. What I would like to see is a frame-less pop out window, but that would be a problem for the hinge and latch.
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econopoor
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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by econopoor on Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:42 pm

It's not that hard to do. Pick a part's are full of donor vehicles. These are from an Astro van I believe. Have to have the glass custom cut and finished but that's no biggie.



Duane in Tennessee.
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diamond dave

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Re: Pop-Out Window Frames

Post by diamond dave on Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:07 pm

love that back window , duane. great idea.
did you just use the hinges, or the whole piece of tempered glass, and have it cut down?

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