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Old 04-25-2014, 02:08 AM   #1
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What if I put in round windows ?

Had the chance a few years ago to buy some Spartan doors. While I was still trying to decide what to do with them, they got sold.

But it got my mind working.

I am working on a 1963 Bambi. It had a household AC unit in the front window, that was one of the first things to be yanked. So I have to replace glass in front already. (also need to reattach the shell, and replace an exterior skin panel with a gash, so will need to learn to rivet).


The Spartan doors started me thinking about putting in two round windows in front instead, and having my little Bambi go for a Nautilus submarine/Space ship look.

Saw this Spartan locally for these pic's.

I think I can fabricate the necessary window frames, what complications should I consider?
I think my biggest challenge will be getting some round window rings, is there any practical place to get some punched ?
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:43 AM   #2
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here you go

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ork-88950.html

Google search under SEARCH tab.

lots of ideas.
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You do know empty beer cans are more accurate measuring devices?
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You do know empty beer cans are more accurate measuring devices?
Especially if your measuring really really big windows. Sal
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I went with round:

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Way cool!
Geaux for it!
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:34 AM   #9
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This is the look I am going for. Two round windows, and an
"ornamental" strip going up between them high enough to be out of sight, would be close. I will need one more piece for the AS, with the primary purpose of covering the remaining rectangle window opening. The existing rectangle window is flat and has no curve.

I have to reattach the shell and these rivets are low, so I can practice (I currently have done no riveting) By the time I am done with that, might be good enough to take on a silly project like this

Probably way more riveting than I think.
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Saw an old Spartan moldering away in a scrap yard, and got the windows from the two doors for $50.

Hung them in the Bambi's window opening with pieces of wire, just to get a general feel how they will look.

I need to design a piece of material to cover the the original rectangle opening, that will have a "Rocketeer" vibe.

Looks like the original Curtis-Wright pic that got me started on this fantasy did not post last time, Ill try again
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Could not get a pattern using the combination of round windows and the Curtis-wright styling. So going with a design reminiscent of a salon on the nautilus

First try at developing a pattern. I need to stretch side-to-side about two inches to completely cover the current opening, and want to accentuate the curves along the top/bottom.
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Interesting!


I think that Curtis looks like an alien, and the round windows on the Bambi with that pattern behind them looks kind of like an owl to me.

I like the characters of both.
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i think that curtis looks like an alien, and the round windows on the bambi with that pattern behind them looks kind of like an owl to me.

I like the characters of both.
lol it looks like a minion!
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #14
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I hear ya on the owl look.

trying to minimize
owl look
eyeballs look
and nostrils look

that's why I'm testing life-size mock-ups with poster board

Wish I could do the classic alien look, but just could not find a way to make it work with the round windows.
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