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Old July 11th, 2014, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: One Ton Suburban

Dad drew the windows he wanted, and had them made by Young Windows in Pennsylvania. They're still in business today: http://www.youngwindows.com/. They came in a wooden crate. In the photo below you can see that the front half slides to the rear. The rear half is fixed, similar to a regular Suburban of that era. The windows have a separate track for the sliding screens which are easily removable. The minimum order for the rubber extrusion required for installing the windows was about twice what was needed, so now I've got three boxes of window rubber that I'll probably never use.

Dad felt that cutting that much sheet metal out of the side panels would weaken the roof support too much, so he had four supports made out of square tubing to place between the windows. You can see one of them in the photo.

There weren't enough beds for all of us in the 24' Avion trailer Dad used to tow with the Suburban, so some of us boys usually ended up sleeping in the truck instead. The screens were much appreciated, letting summer breezes blow through while keeping bugs out.
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1962 K1000 Suburban 401M & SM420
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