Here is another Rocky Mountain Westy product that was inspired by one of our loyal customers. He wanted an economical way to eliminate his windows. We volunteered for the project and this is the end result. The approach here was keep it simple and versatile.
We measured the thickness of the glass and sourced Aluminum sheet that was a very close match. The idea here was to be able to simply install it using the factory method and the factory seal. The replacement panels are 3/16th inch thick, a smidgen thicker than the glass. Get out a ruler and see what 3/16th is, it is a lot thicker than it sounds. When you hold these panels in your hands, they feel substantial and we would be very surprised if we didn’t get a “Wow” comment when you unpack them. We manufacture these in house by using a CNC program cut program on our Plasma cutter and then sanding and cleaning the edges.
We intentionally did non coat or prep these for several reasons. We figured customers may want to paint these body color. The other nice part about Aluminum is it doesn’t rust. They could be left raw. We also envision the DIY crowd using these panels and customizing their own ideas. You could cut holes in it to mount a fan or and A/C unit. You could drill holes and mount accessories on them as well. So the customer will be responsible to finish them the way they want or just install them raw. These panels have not been finished therefore they may have scratches, scuff or minor imperfections from the manufacturing process.
The Vanagon had two different sliding doors through the production run. The early sliding door had the same size window as the drivers side of the van therefore this will fit all Vanagon middle window on the driver side and 1980-84 sliding doors.
Please note: These are shipped as unfinished items and may have small scuffs and or scratches from the manufacturing process.