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Old 01-30-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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installing a window in a door?

I have a 80 Caravelle that I would like to add a window in the door? I would like to use a round porthole and any information would be greatly appreciated.Thanks, Don

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Old 01-30-2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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More like a silver submarine.

I have thought about the same door window idea and am also interested.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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Don't the new Quicksilver Bambi's have a round window in the door?

As long as you had a frame deep enough to go through both layers of the door, why not? I'd think a custom van shop could do it for you.... of course this is an idea that hearkens back to the '60's and 70's...... by the time I got to Woodstock we were half a million bongs!

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Old 01-30-2007, 04:21 PM   #5
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Door Window

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Old 01-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:48 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the input, I see in an old thread that Craig at Vintage Vacation install a round one in a Globe Trotter. I'll give him a call and see if I can get the source of the window. Thanks, Don
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You've read my mind with starting this thread.

I've looked online for those windows (which are actually called "deadlights", since they don't open), but 800 bucks is a bit steep, even if it is polished bronze.

I don't plan on needing to keep seawater out of my trailer, so I think something a bit less substantial will do. Maybe I can find a shop to fabricate one.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:11 PM   #9
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check out my web site for pic. of port holes. purchased from truck accessories off web less than 100.00 ea alum frame in black is only option . had to install spacer in wall to keep from caving wall in but im happy with them /I drilled and riveted with oly.rivs to keep it as don't let the fact that i own an rv shop scare you i would still much rather talk as than work.
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How about this one

Nice looking porthole! Do you think the dogs would hit the side of the trailer when the door is opened? It looks like they stick out a few inches.....



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