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swing out windows probems

Postby Ron Dickey » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 pm

I have made window frames to go on the out side of my teardrop trolley top.

159500 159501 a little hard to see but I cut the top at a 5 degree slant 159502

there will be a pc of plexiglass going over the inside of the window frame.

My problem is it only opens a little and if I want to put hinges on .... that will almost be impossible. I am thinking of adding a back pc to the frame that i can attach the frame to before attaching it to the trolley top side. then making the added pc wider and higher then the fame so I can attach it to the walls.

I plan to install a rod that will go through the inside screen and push the window out.

147964 same idea here but it swings up higher and has no problem with installing hinge.

:oops: hope I have explained this well enough

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Re: swing out windows probems

Postby Tyrtill » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:39 am

You could put the hinge behind the window frame like this which to me looks like the best idea.
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Or you could trim the top off the frame and put the hinge like this
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Re: swing out windows probems

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:46 pm

Thanks for the drawings.

You are right I can cut more off. and had not thought of a reverse hinge.

My problem before was I could not open it wide enough to attach the hinge at the back.

wish I were that good at graphics.

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Re: swing out windows probems

Postby Ron Dickey » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:14 pm

I cut the top and bought smaller brass hinge. Looks like it will work :applause:
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Re: swing out windows probems

Postby Tomterrific » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:17 am

I'm not sure I understand corectly. Is the window set inside the frame and the frame extends outside the window? If this is corect, what about using a 'pin' in each side as a hinge? The pin would be set below the top of the window so the top opens up a bit inside and the bottom opens out.

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