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Series 3 1972 88 rear windows

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Highlander in Yorkshire, Sep 11, 2019.

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  1. Highlander in Yorkshire

    Highlander in Yorkshire Member

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    Hi there.
    Well, I think she is just about ready to get on the road for the first time in years. Just about to start some basic tarting up and I would very much like to replace the rear windows. I know there are various option to do so however, I would very much like some advice on what would be the best cost effective solution. I’m not bothered about windows sliding or it being original parts, just something watertight that doesn’t need much maintenance. Thanks in advance.

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    My rear window channels look just like that. You can buy replacement channel strips, which I have done but I'm too scared to remove the old channels for fear of what I might find.

    Col
     
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    I would start by replacing the channels if you want to keep original. If you want it more waterproof get plain sides and leave them plain, or get plain sides and fit horsebox windows if you still want glass. With your current ones there is not much option but to rebuild what is already there.
     
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    Thanks guys, I have downloaded the anaconda docs so can see the various parts that are involved. I was kinda hoping that some innovative fella out there has found a brilliant yet simple and cheap alternative.... that looks OK as well. Having ready some other forums on this many mention that the replacement channels rot in front of your eyes and avoid if possible. Hmmm, will think on this some more.
     
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    The entire rear panels from a def 110 4 door station wagon will fit an 88 that way you get the better (slightly) defender sliding windows.
     
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    I replaced the rear and middle door channels on my 109SW with Rocky Mountain ones. (As well as the front door tops). Expensive yes, but will probably outlast me.

    Details here, here and here.

    Cheers,

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    Just had a quick look at the Rocky Mountain tracks you mentioned (£90). Are they easy to fit?
     
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    Not too bad. You have to do some cutting to length and fettling to fit. I used a mini chop saw with a cutting disc, as well as a hack saw and piercing saw. But you probably would have to cut any replacement tracks to length. The cuts are given in the printed instructions. Most important thing was getting a good fit and then sealing well when fitting with a mastic or something similar. It took me a bit longer than normal, as I had to clean up and derust / coat the channels in which they fitted (particularly the ones in the doors) first.

    You WILL find them stiffer than the existing design, but a heck of a lot more leak-proof!
     
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    Also, see TerriAnn's write up of fitting these tracks here. I essentially followed her description to the letter. Worked just fine!

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    Thanks Imortim, will have a look in the next couple of days..... will let you know how it goes. Thanks everyone for your time..... as always.

    Ps. Fettling? You a Yorkshire lad?
     
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    No, but my Dad is. Spent many summer holidays with grand parents in Sheffield and York. Now that I live on this side of the Atlantic, no-one knows what the heck I mean when I use such words. I was once taken to task for using obscene language.........
     
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    Well I live not far North of York so, from our side of the pond to yours, cheers.
     
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    Thanks,

    If you want anymore pictures of the installation, let me know and i'll try and get some this weekend.

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    TeriAnn is a well known Land Rover Expedition afficiando on this side of the atlantic. Keep meaning to get her books. She's done great things with her 1960 SII 109.
     
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    I’m new to this whole Landrover thing...... just trying to ‘save’ an old series 3 that I felt needed another chance. Saying that, this TeriAnn seems to know her beans.
     
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    Her site has some of the best info on brakes and brake upgrades and its all in one place, saves a lot of searching.
     
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