3cx Glass Replacement bonding in

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3cx Glass Replacement bonding in

Post #1 by Land Rover » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:06 pm

Been thinking of removing the opening back windows from my grey cab 3cx and just bonding glass windows to the cab frame .
The window frames are rotten along the entire bottom edge and one of the windows is cracked anyway .
Assuming the one intact window wouldn't be big enough ( to fit the new gap ) I am thinking about making a template from plywood , getting a new window cut in 1/4 inch laminated glass and then bonding the window in .
Mt questions are :
Is 1/4" thick enough
Anyone else done this before ? If so how did you clamp it till the glue went off .

I did think of Perspex , but it is relatively expensive compared to glass ... not that I'm tight :D


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Re: 3cx Glass Replacement bonding in

Post #2 by topkit » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:35 am

Forget thinking about Perspex, over a period of time it will go foggy and get very brittle, My last 3cx grey cab had a perpex rear wingow along with one of therear 1/4 glass secions i just pulled them out and fitted new glass. I had a project 6 that had fixed rear windows i guess that the previous ower had just done away with the opening frames and fitted a larger piece of glass it worked fine.


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Re: 3cx Glass Replacement bonding in

Post #3 by essexpete » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:13 am

Polycarbonate sheets better than the old brittle perspex but still scratch. Had success with a windcreen on an old Sambron J24 by fitting a rubber edge on some pre cut lam glass and the fitting with some stainless tabs and screws into the frame. Much easier to bond now with all the materials available.


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Re: 3cx Glass Replacement bonding in

Post #4 by Land Rover » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:23 pm

Thanks Essexpete and topkit .
I think I can get the glass cut no bother locally so I'll steam on with the window removal .
It will certainly tidy the cab up a bit :shock:
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Re: 3cx Glass Replacement bonding in

Post #5 by Land Rover » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:34 pm

An update on this , just got it done last week .
I went to the local cheap as chips glaziers and they wanted 260 quid for both back windows , 1/4 inch laminated glass , nothing fancy .
I had expected about 100 quid all in so was a bit gutted .
Plantglazing Ltd had a guy local to me who came up in a van and cut both windows to size on site for 180 quid . He also primed the glass and gave me some tips on doing the job - which was appreciated :claphands:
When I saw Plantglazing Ltd's advert it said Perth , but they actually have guys all over Scotland - their local guy is about 5 miles away .
Anyway , job done and it looks a lot cleaner and tidier .


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