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Sliding rear windows - do we like them?

t4world
26-08-08, 17:26
I thought I did, liked the idea of being able to open them but now not sure about the framework poking out too much.

What do you think? Does the ability to open those babies up overturn their uglyness?

I have photoshopped a new black van I've picked up with fixed windows vs the existing sliders.... It's a bit rough but you get the idea.

If I knew how to post a poll I would!

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/mrjames_2007/windowslide.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/mrjames_2007/windowfixed.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/mrjames_2007/windowsideslide.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/mrjames_2007/windowsidefixed.jpg

PaulMela
26-08-08, 17:36
Fixed windows for me, never have liked the sliding window look

t4ste
26-08-08, 17:40
Flat window for me no sliderT:

t4world
26-08-08, 18:25
I can spot a pattern already and think I agree...........

mikey
26-08-08, 18:25
I like both and that van looks well sweet T:

pope
26-08-08, 18:26
i actually like the sliders better, it gives it the multi/camper look instead of the panel look,
but thats just my view!:ILU:

pope
26-08-08, 18:27
forgot to say that the van looks awsome!!!:ILU::ILU:

greyfox
26-08-08, 18:41
sliders for me i'm afraid. Rasp:

t4ste
26-08-08, 18:43
If i did it again i would go for the Fixed / flat window with the slider on the inside like on a t5.

Cheers
Steve

StinkBomber
26-08-08, 18:44
Sliders provide a handy bit of ventilation when sleeping...
Not particularly secure tho.
They do let a few drops through when jetwashed too.

t4world
26-08-08, 19:23
Hmmm, getting more even.

I am personally favouring the fixed version but not sure if enough to actually change them.

And cheers for the comments, van not finished yet, it will look better! :D

t4world
26-08-08, 19:25
I'm thinking black to chrome window tint....... I'd love some pics if anyone has it.

Century
26-08-08, 19:45
Sliders are fine and dont stick out when Andy from First glass fits them.

t4world
26-08-08, 19:56
The type you refer to must be a different style - these are fitted exactly how they should be.

davej
26-08-08, 21:24
Sliders every time. the versitility of them is great specialy when stayin over night in the van, plus the puppy can get ventilation too..... '
Form follows function!' use over looks??? like that has ever bothered us or been a reason to do anything to vans!!!!!

not sure about chrome to black???? would need to see?!!!

van looks sweet:ILU::ILU::ILU:

team black all the way

steve73
26-08-08, 21:29
i got one on the pass side, absolutely love itA:A:A:A:

Bobster69
26-08-08, 22:01
Personally I like the flat fixed type.....

My mate bought a couple of sliders for his van he was modifying and said that fitting them to a panel van was an absolute nightmare. He said he had to crimp the 2 skins of the van together and even then they appeared to stick out a bit from the side of the van.

He's now been away with it all summer and realised it's leaking somewhere and is now thinking of getting 2 fixed bonded ones in.

Anyone else noticed a problem fitting sliding windows?

T:

That van is ace by the way - alway's wanted a black one - really rare to see....

H:

firstglass
26-08-08, 22:20
i like our own sliders, but i have never liked the frame sliders, always reminded me of stickle-bricks stuck on the side, but im sure its personell preference

mcjjordan
26-08-08, 22:40
i got solid windows and it gets f**king hot in the summer in the back --no where for the air to escape

GandT
26-08-08, 23:52
i got same sliders as you on both sides, but i would of preferd the newer slimmer framed ones(also bolt in), more openers means better for me with kids and a stereo(and smokers), as for feeling safe sleeping with them-they gotta be tougher than a tent....T:

Telviking
27-08-08, 06:48
I prefer the sliding window for it's usefulness, I personally see no point in the solid one, It just lets in more heat on a sunny day!

A flush one that slides looks best, but my sticklebrick one is nearly 200 cheaper! (that Andy at firstglass fitted by removing bolts and bonding it in)


https://vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17590&highlight=sliding+window+fitted

Chocy Rocky
27-08-08, 07:20
Fixed for me, but I don't like people in the back being able to open windows.......makes my hair a mess.

waxer
27-08-08, 12:00
Ditch it and put in a T5 style sliding one fron Vansport. :D

Bobster69
27-08-08, 18:40
Ditch it and put in a T5 style sliding one fron Vansport. :D

I don't think they look good on a T4 but that's just my opinion.... each to there own as they say...

T:

James
27-08-08, 22:53
I've got sliding windows. The horrible rattly, not-full-size, leaky, stick-out type. THEY ARE ORRIBLE!

I'm going to try and get full size fixed bonded ones fitted later this year.

Sod ventilation for rear passengers, they can be quiet and thankful for getting to the destination at all. ;)

phil5556
28-08-08, 00:47
I am personally favouring the fixed version but not sure if enough to actually change them.



Would 50 and a p/x of my fixed one help? I'll even give you a hand swapping them over.....

Van looks ace btw :D

Definitely prefer the look without but I am going to cook when the sun finally comes out!

stridey
28-08-08, 08:53
I have the older sliders and they are nice to slide open on occasion when its hot...

I think the single panel flush ones look excellent, especially when done on a black van like Jimbos as it looks like a metal panel.

Ive toyed with the idea of replacing mine for the flush ones, but now take the view that if they are already on the van there is no real gain in ditching them.

I dont, however like the T5 style small slider windows on a T4, looks wrong to me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/mstride/myt4.jpg