Installing Pop-Out Windows.

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Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby usachris » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 pm

I’m finally getting around to refurbishing the rear doors. The seal on the rear, drivers side window had failed and was leaking - big time! Since the window needed to come out to have the seal replaced, I did a bit of hunting to see if I could replace them with the ever elusive pop-out kind.

Thanks to TJ, another member on the forum, I was able to quickly locate not one, but all 3 needed to replace both rear and the fixed passenger side windows :D
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Before. Boo. No pop-out windows. Boring.
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Hooray! New pop-out windows.
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Side window joins the pop-out party!
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The doors are still a work in progress, I’m hoping to have all the work finished in a few weeks, but I wanted to share some quick pics of the pop-outs. I will detail the process further when I have more time to post — and reveal a cool “mystery” feature Airstream had hidden in the rear door 8O . Stay tuned!

Ps. Don’t worry. We will be very careful to not let carbon monoxide fumes into the rig while using the new windows :wink:
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby 190-b-651 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:50 pm

Wow Chris I feel like I was lucky mine already has pop out Windows. On the four utility doors anyway now im curious about the hidden idem 6×9's in the back doors maybe?

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Postby Choptop » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:52 pm

Nice !! can hardly waite .
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Postby 190-b-651 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:02 pm

Choptop wrote:Nice !! can hardly waite .
The suspense of the unknown lol.

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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby usachris » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:09 pm

Well it took forever but here it is... the reveal of the hidden feature!

I discovered it when I was refurbishing the rear cargo door panels.
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The rear passenger cargo door - before refurbishments
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They looked so old and blah.
When I popped off the trim panel I spotted it:
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Old trim panel removed. Can you spot the surprise?
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It was hard to see but as I was examining the condition of the pink insulation, I found it:
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There it is! A hidden automatic door lock/unlock switch that works!!
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Well, how about that! It would be so handy to lock and unlock all of the doors. From the stern of this ship.
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby usachris » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:14 pm

It took a bit of measuring twice and cutting three times, but I finally got it mounted in the door panel.
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A bit the old “fitment” dance.
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Ta-Da! Door trim panel refurbished and “new” power lock/unlock switch installed.
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10/10 upgrade and the price was right! :rofl:
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby 190-b-651 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:56 pm

Hey thats a good idea looks good.

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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby 190-b-651 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:59 pm

Surprise surprise

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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby skater » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:57 am

Nice find on the switch. I wonder why they didn't incorporate it! The back door looks good.
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby okaynagan » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:31 pm

skater wrote:Nice find on the switch. I wonder why they didn't incorporate it! The back door looks good.


bet ya a nickel that a rear door locking mechanism is pretty handy to have in a cargo Van. These are just stock cargo vans built out, are they not? Looks like airstream didn't think it be selling point for an RV. Especially on a 99' where one would have to climb through a bathroom wall to get out of rear door.

I'm curious as to what other hidden features can be found on our B's.
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby Kentuckian » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:07 pm

Well darn it Chris! Now I have to go pop off my rear door panels and see if that switch was available (and hidden) in the '93 models! LOL

Seriously, great find. I like how you installed it and quite the handy addition!
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby 190-b-651 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:21 pm

Kentuckian I was thinking the same thing.

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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby ZachS » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:53 pm

190-b-651 wrote:Kentuckian I was thinking the same thing.

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Well. I popped off the panel on my 92 and dug around - no dice. I'd love to find one on the side door too, but I haven't looked yet. Chris, did yours have one on the side door to beginn with?


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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby usachris » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:45 pm

ZachS wrote:Well. I popped off the panel on my 92 and dug around - no dice. I'd love to find one on the side door too, but I haven't looked yet. Chris, did yours have one on the side door to beginn with.

No. It did not have one already installed. And to be honest, I didn’t look when I had that door panel off. Hmmm. :idea:
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Re: Installing Pop-Out Windows.

Postby lido14co » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:46 pm

ZachS wrote:
190-b-651 wrote:Kentuckian I was thinking the same thing.

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Well. I popped off the panel on my 92 and dug around - no dice. I'd love to find one on the side door too, but I haven't looked yet. Chris, did yours have one on the side door to beginn with?


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I’ve had the side door panel off on my 92 and no switch
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