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Old 04-13-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Falling Window Slides

I apologize is this question has been asked somewhere previously; I searched the forum quite a bit before deciding to post this question.

Does anyone have any helpful tips / tricks to permanently locking the factory slide windows in the full upright position? Im not interested in removing the windows and putting skins over the window openings. However, I would like to put the windows up, seal them permanently and build in front of them with shelving. Id like to prevent the window from sliding ajar by skipping one of the notches when I hit a bump in the road.

My thoughts were about wedging a piece of lapse between the top of the bottom window and directly below the plastic slides on the top window. I also considered using liquid nails as well.

I thought I would throw the question out to the group. Thoughts?

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Old 04-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Falling Window Slides

You could push the window up tight and install a metal screw in the track on either side to prevent the window from being able to move in the channel.

Then I would run a bead of silicone to make them airtight, it will help stop the air drafts that are almost inevitable with those windows.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #3
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Re: Falling Window Slides

jkindt has the right solution, and his suggestion on the silicone will also help diminish any rattles in the windows you are going to build over. I left my windows that I covered in the walls and have had no problems with them...yet
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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Re: Falling Window Slides

yup. metal screw and caulking.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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Re: Falling Window Slides

Thanks for the suggestions on the caulk - that makes total sense. Yes, a simple metal screw through the track should solve this issue. I'll admit I feel a little silly even asking the question now. Duh, I should thought of that myself - I feel like the caller into Mr. Obvious show for any of you Bob & Tom fans.

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hey, make sure you get good caulking for the bus to. prob gonna need some exterior grade that can withstand water and heat/cold
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