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Date Registered: 12-2008
Location: Sydney
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Boot/Cargo Windows


I was just wondering if anyone has changed/thinking of changing their boot/cargo side windows. I was thinking of changing the windows so that they push out to open and pull in to close - like the old minis rear windows.

Firstly could this be done? secondly Is it legal? & thirdly if the first two question are both yes, where to go?

Would appreciate your thoughts on this.
Samuel
p/s the reason for this is to get some air in the back for the dog as he is currently putting his head through the cargo barrier to get to the back window and I dont want there to be an "accident" with the leather seats!

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Date Registered: 01-2009
Location: Rockingham, Western Australia
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Re: Boot/Cargo Windows


could always go for a spinny vent on the roof like on the back of a dibbie van

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Date Registered: 12-2008
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no can do - I wont be able to open the sunroof if I do that

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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As much as I like this idea, I don't think it's possible to achieve without breaking the rear quarter windows and smashing them totally, as they're glued in place and can not be removed.

Not sure about you, but I wouldn't go smashing windows on my brand new exy emoticon

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Perhaps you might consider adding vents in the back inside panels of the boot with a ducting pipe running down under the car somehow. If you had the inlets coming out somewhere near the spare wheel bubble (facing forward so the air is forced in when driving) it should be enough for the dogs.

Could be a rather inexpensive DIY mod if your handy like that. Gotto be much cheaper then breaking the window.

Things to consider:

You would need some sort of baffling to stop water rushing up there if yopu did a creek crossing at speed.
You would need a filter to stop dust filling the car.

2nd thought, maybe you could get slots cut into the window and a vent put in the side windows????? emoticon

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Date Registered: 12-2008
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Jalal its just a thought at this stage. Thats why I posted here to get peoples thoughts and opinions.

Jamie not looking at going down that path, too much trouble.


I may just have to put eyes in the back of my head to watch him and the leather seats

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with JAOS Strut Bar, K&N filter, Mats, Rubber Boot Liner, Tints, Cargo Barrier, Towbar, glove box light, dashmat, Geo ATS 225/60/17 & now with babyseat

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Samuel,

Since you have a cargo barrier (or do you?), all you need to do is leave the rear windows open a bit to get the air flowing for the dog at the back and he'll be fine. I am not sure how can he fit through the cargo barrier into the back seats??

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Date Registered: 03-2009
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Would putting some car seats on the rear seats fix the problem? Eg the leather will less likely be ruined?

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Hi Samuel
I don't think you'll have a problem with the dog.
Any way you already have that rubber mat on the floor.
I recommend you put the dog it the back and just wait and see what he does firstly. You never know, he might just lie down and go to sleep, then you don't have to worry about a thing.
As Jalal said, a cargo barrier and open rear windows will help as well.
the only thing you will have to worry about then is nose smudges on the windows.


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Date Registered: 12-2008
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Re: Boot/Cargo Windows


Jalal cargo barrier is in, although there is a gap from the barrier to the side of the car where he puts his head through to try and put his head out the window.

yeah the nose smudgesare annoying, you cant keep the windows clean at all!

I will have to try and get some covers to try and make the leather less appealing.

As already mentioned it was just a thought- appreciate all your thoughts/opinions

Samuel



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