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Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Val. h, Mar 26, 2020.

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  1. Val. h

    Val. h Active Member

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    I'm thinking of fitting an extra little window to get over a blind spot issue on my 200 Tdi 90.
    There is a certain junction I pass through which is at just such an angle that the wide panel just behind the passreger door completely obscures my sight of on comming vehicles. Yes, I know I can easily lean forward and backwards to see round the panel. In reality this doesn't give me enough of the vision I would like, so I'm thinking of putting in a little window to solve this issue.

    So, I'm wondering if anyone has done this before and how I go about measuring the hole in relation to the glass and where to get glass the size I want???



    Ta Val.
     
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    kermit_rr Well-Known Member

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    How about approaching the junction at a different angle, so you are afforded a better view of the road?
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    As kermit says, try turning a bit squarer to the junction ...
     
  4. Val. h

    Val. h Active Member

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    If it where that simple I would do just that. Unfortunately it isn't. The junction is a crossroads in a small village which is a bit of a backwards X right next to a river wall. If I hold back at the juction so I can look out of the passenger window the railings of the bridge get in the way and going further forwards so I can look out of the rear side window is for obvious reasons not wise.
    It's just one of those occard little junctions that shows up the efin great blind spot in the Defender. Don't have a problem in my lorry or any of my other cars. But I doo like to be able to see clearly what is comming my way.


    Val.
     
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    mick the builder Well-Known Member

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    Never did like small windows in the side panels. Full length look good in a 90.
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Avoid that village, if it's that small ....
     
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    I have the standard rear side windows. However it's possible they where fitted a little further back than standard as they where fitted by the last owner.

    Great idea, I'll take another road. It's only 15 miles further to get to the same spot. But it would then be a right turn of course.
     
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    What size are you thinking?...
    Would the small rears from the hardtop fit the space...
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Back to the tin opener then ... :)
     
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    Thats what I did on my 90, off the shelf/cheap and same for the rubbers as well.
     
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    What a good idea, I hadn't thought of using one of the little rears. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have a closer look.


    Frog Hopper, Have you done this same mod?? Any pics please?


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    If you dont have the space get a glazier to cut a piece of 6mm laminate glass and use same rubbers to fit...
     
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    Triangular blindspot windows have been around for yonks, I knew people who fitted them 20+ years ago.

    Did a quick search and Devon 4x4 were the first people I came up with but I am sure there are plenty of others.

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    I fitted mine the wrong way round but thats the way it suited me. IMG_2341.JPG
     
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    I put sliding Masai windows in the space behind the door pillar. Crap quality - as I complained to them when the paint blistered and peeled off the frames within a year - but they do the job of giving greater vision very well. You could get away with one, obviously, but I put a matching pair in for the benefit of the extra light and ventilation in a camper conversion.
    Given how the conversion eventually turned out, the Devon 4x4 triangles would've been adequate since we never open them.
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