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Meverik

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Side windows from a3
« on: March 12, 2012, 04:44:06 PM »
Anybody knows something about side windows from a3 96-03? Damian told me I can use this.

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 06:20:32 PM »
watch this space mate......myself and Auto transformations are investigating the concept.

I really dont want plastic side windows....it might be 2 or 3 weeks before we have any headway.

The initial thoughts are that we cut out the Peugeot door outer skin to give a full Ferrari doors width and use the A3 door window frame and motor as a complete unit.

The window is VERY close to the shape we need, but will require a few mm off it to make it a perfect fit.

This will be a MAJOR breakthrough if we Auto T can get this working as all I hear is issues with the windows not fitting/working properly....
I wish I was rich!!

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 09:37:19 PM »
Windows should be take it from 3 or 5 doors a3?

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 09:50:51 PM »
I would imagine it would have to be a 3 door to get the right length.

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 10:10:30 PM »
Yep, I'm working on this one too! A few mm off the glass just isnt an option though. Tempered glass just won't accept anything being shaved off it. It is possible to sand it or trim a small amount off, but it becomes very unstable and won't take long before the whole thing shatters.
I have investigated this through every engineering contact I have (I'm ex military jet engineer and we used to use loads of different engineering companies and technologies.) And noone can cut or trim temprered.
The more working on it the better though, hopefully one of us will come up with a good method!

It is the 3dr btw.

I believe it was the guy making the 360 with the lotus chassis 'mydads360' that came up with the idea of using the Audi glass, so if that's right, all credit to you mate!

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 10:27:06 PM »
How do you thing, use only glass or glass with frame and mechanism from a3?

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 10:34:37 PM »
How do you thing, use only glass or glass with frame and mechanism from a3?
This is something we will be looking into.
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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 10:50:27 PM »
A few mm off the glass just isnt an option though. Tempered glass just won't accept anything being shaved off it. It is possible to sand it or trim a small amount off, but it becomes very unstable and won't take long before the whole thing shatters.

Yep, the core is under tension so any attempt to cut or reduce it will result in a rather large and complicated jigsaw puzzle. It has to be annealed before its cut but that circumvents the point of having tempered glass.  :(


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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 09:45:07 PM »
has this had any update's yet!

has any one tried an a3 yet? ::)   ;D

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 10:10:33 PM »
I will try but maybe somebody can give me more info how to do this.

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 09:55:33 PM »
We've tried it and it doesn't fit. Wrong shape and as it's tempered it can not be cut.
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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 04:09:42 PM »
Yesterday I start fit side windows from a3. One side is almost done.

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 04:29:35 PM »
We got hold of an A3 glass and tried it in the door and found the that the glass was too long. The curve at the top of the glass is different to peugeot and where the glass meets the B-post, They run at different angles.
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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 05:40:07 PM »
Yes, shape is not perfect but I haven't choice. Extreme didn't  sell me windows. When I finish I give some pics.

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Re: Side windows from a3
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 09:07:10 AM »
Almost ready side windows. Some pics:

 

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