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Panel repairs around windows

Postby 2011dandd » 06 Feb 2019, 16:27

Hi has anyone attempted repairing the cut outs where the windows are let in? i.e the rust that grows each time a look at the bottom of the glass under the rubbers in the usual places ( rear door, sliding door rear sides) wondering how hard this is going to be to weld up before attempting
Maybe others out there have got some handy tricks or hints?
Maybe it’s just going to be bloody difficult!
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby itchyfeet » 06 Feb 2019, 17:20

Need to get it fixed
water going in will rot your van inside pretty quickly.

Are they cut in conversion windows or oem caravelle windows?
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby 300CE » 07 Feb 2019, 21:02

If your bus is not a van conversion, these panels might come in handy:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3335412700
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby RogerT » 07 Feb 2019, 23:23

Sure bob did this a while ago?
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby davidoft1 » 10 Feb 2019, 19:14

300CE wrote:If your bus is not a van conversion, these panels might come in handy:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3335412700



Those are Ok but the radii on the folds looks a bit big
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby Troopy » 11 Feb 2019, 14:23

davidoft1 wrote:
300CE wrote:If your bus is not a van conversion, these panels might come in handy:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3335412700



Those are Ok but the radii on the folds looks a bit big


I have some of these waiting to be fitted and if it helps any, measurements are (from bottom section up) 1.5", 3/4" and 1/2"
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby restoman » 12 Feb 2019, 20:56

Did you decide whether its factory windows or panel conversion?
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Re: Panel repairs around windows

Postby 2011dandd » 13 Feb 2019, 08:32

Sorry for late reply
Notifications are going to my junk mail for some reason.
Yes mine is most definitely a panel van conversion. I have already done some internal welding repairs. It’s in a barn in the winter but want to get it out again for April so will subjected to lots of rain.

Definitely need to get it sorted. Really not looking forward to doing it though
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