Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

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Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby James k » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:41 pm

Hi,
I'm in the process of fitting new window channels on my traveller. I've read posts from several people saying that they've just used the standard black channel all round so that's what I decided to do. It now turns out that ESM only supply enough for top and sides, requiring the stainless steel channel for the bottom. I just spoke to ESM who told me that there was no way you could use the black channel on the bottom and that it would just disintegrate. Is this true? I'd really rather not take it all apart again, it's taken me long enough to get it in!

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Iv used all black on mine to keep the costs down. ESM dont recommend this. I just measured how much channel i needed and ordered it. Think it was from a company called woolies. I ordered my gutter from them aswell. Il look for the paperwork. If youve already got the esm kit you can just order more channeling. Might be worth seeing if you can get some locally.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:55 pm

Looks like I ordered 10 meters. Which was enough. It was £3.33 a metre.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:59 pm

Just my woffling on page 8 about it. Dosent say alot. You can also see a picture aswell.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby James k » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Thanks Steve. I ordered some more of the plain window runner from ESM and it's all fitted now.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby greendefender123 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:26 am

Oh good glad you sorted it.
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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby King Kenny » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:59 pm

I did away with it all and fitted one piece windows.
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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:11 am

In hot weather like we have currently, being able to open the rear windows makes the Traveller MUCH more pleasant to drive though :)
When I have replaced the runners I have simply used the same runners as originally - the lower outer channel having a stainless bead.
There seemed to be plenty of suppliers of this as it used in other cars too.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Good move with the one piece window. You wont get any water coming in now. Iv kept mine standard as iv got 2 sets of glass.
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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby arjay » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:46 am

The one-piece window looks smart, is certainly more secure, and easy to clean. How does it look from the outside? I need the opening windows to keep the dogs cool.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby arjay » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:46 am

The one-piece window looks smart, is certainly more secure, and easy to clean. How does it look from the outside? I need the opening windows to keep the dogs cool.

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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby King Kenny » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:33 pm

The reason I did this (with proper glass from Pilkington's) was to stop the wood from rotting. Swelling wood made the sliding windows hard to move. I have had the car since 1979 and replaced the wood twice. The glass is sealed all the way around and dose not leak and the wood has stayed rot free. From memory I think the two windows cost me about £80 ten years ago. I made a cardboard template and they cut the toughened glass, smoothed the edge and even etched a kite mark in the corner.
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Re: Traveller Window Channel- Which type?

Postby arjay » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:54 pm

That does look good. I feared that it might look a bit like a hearse but it is not long enough for that. Just elegantly simple. Good thinking.


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