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WTB Factory sliding windows parts
Buzzy - October 9th, 2021 at 04:14 AM

Looking for sliding windows parts for factory fitted windows for 73 bus

vw54 - October 9th, 2021 at 06:01 PM

Where are you at

Very hard to find as there were different makers

1303Steve - October 10th, 2021 at 07:27 AM

I didn't think sliding windows came out until much later, I'm pretty sure 1973 models had fixed glass with flipper windows

Bizarre - October 10th, 2021 at 01:35 PM

Sliders came out from factory in Australian busses in 1977.

What parts are you after?

The latch and other bits if the trim are the same T3/Vanagon

Most of it is available from Gowesty and Van-Cafe

I just rebuilt a set for my 1976
Well worth it.

Buzzy - October 12th, 2021 at 01:59 PM

Originally posted by vw54
Where are you at

Very hard to find as there were different makers

Buzzy - October 12th, 2021 at 02:00 PM

thanks folks.

I have a 73 bus and am installing orginal sliding windows. needing to replace the rubbers and sliders to keep water out. not sure of brand.

Bizarre - October 13th, 2021 at 12:45 PM

If the latch is at the bottom front they are original VW

If it is at front side 3:00 or 9:00 o'clock (depending on the side) then they are aftermarket or Brazillian

I got my bits from GoWesty
You will need this bit if you are taking the window out to replace the felt 


The felt seems out os stock at GoWesty ...... was there yesterday, but AVD wouldnt allow me to post :(
Found it at VanCafe 

This is my van's windows 

There is a good thread on Kombiclub that has a very detailed write up