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    Default Defender Sliding Window replacement.

    Hi Everyone.

    I'm back again with some more questions as I always get amazing advice on here.

    So I'm planning on replacing the rear sliding windows in my 2002 defender 90 td5 with a solid glass as I never open them and they just leak, rattle and drive me nuts. Also the Solid glass pane actually looks really nice.

    I was thinking of fitting the panorama glass but unfortunately my bank account won't allow it.

    I went to Glassfit earlier today and they told me that they can't do it because its Armoured glass.

    So my question is, has anyone done this and where did you get it done and how much did it cost all in?

    Thanks In advance.

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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    If you go to someone like PG, they can make a template and send it off for the curved pane of glass to be made. In about a week you should have it.

    I just went through the process after a glass top of a coffee table was shattered.

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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    Thanks Eben. I'll go try that. Hopefully it won't be too expensive.

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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo Botha View Post
    Thanks Eben. I'll go try that. Hopefully it won't be too expensive.
    I was pleasantly surprised as to how cheap a piece of armoured glass is.

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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    I have a set of brand new puma ones that will not rattle if anyone is interested
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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    Hi Bruce. I have the Puma style frames atm. I bought a Puma roof and sides to convert my pick up into a station wagon.
    Only Problem is that the one side had some damage and the &*%$# who fixed it put the window frame back with Rivets from the outside, Much like you would fit the older style frames, so obviously this looks terrible. That's another reason why I have to replace them.

    Do you have any Idea how the Puma frames are fitted? I had quick look the other day but can't figure out how, maybe bonded to the side or something? That's the reason why I'm planning on fitting the older Td5 style frames, straight forward 24 rivets.

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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    Hi Theo,

    Yes they are bonded to the vehicle but they also have little plastic "wedges" to keep them in place.
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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    Thanks Bruce, will check it out.

    Do you have any idea with what they are bonded?

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    Default Re: Sliding Window replacement.

    IIRC it was a 0.8mm double sided tape but Im sure you could use a silicon type product to bond them with also.
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