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Farmeriain



Member Since: 19 Feb 2022
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Defender 90 Commercial Rear Windows Unblock
Sorry if its been covered before (I have looked!)

Has anyone managed to uncover the rear windows in a 90 variant, to make it possible to see through them?

Looks like there is a plastic trim on the outside which should just pull off, and an internal trim which unbolts.

But is the glass then see through, or is it etched black?
Post #949269 13th Apr 2022 2:11pm
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lightning



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So in the Commercial, the glass is actually still there, but is covered up by plastic trim?
Post #949380 14th Apr 2022 5:36pm
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Farmeriain



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Yes. But it looks like the glass is etched, so removing the plastic won’t be any use.

Just wondering if anyone else has got any further.
Post #949660 17th Apr 2022 5:56pm
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General



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Just had it done. You need to replace the glass which I ordered from Land Rover.

Part numbers below for the privacy glass version.
LR132088
LR132089
Each cost £267.83 +vat

Looked to be a challenge as they are full of Ariel’s but got them fitted by national windscreens in chesterfield for £144.

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Post #954341 1st Jun 2022 7:57pm
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Farmeriain



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Thanks for the reply - really useful photos and part numbers!
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General



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It took quite a bit of work to get the correct part numbers so thought it was useful to share.

Last edited by General on 24th Jun 2022 10:25am. Edited 1 time in total
Post #954387 2nd Jun 2022 9:28am
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Andy McPandy



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Looks a really worthwhile job. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
Post #954473 3rd Jun 2022 9:57am
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GrouseK9



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Well done and great posting details!
Post #956224 22nd Jun 2022 3:23pm
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Swac3



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Seems like a total waste of money...On Landrovers part that is. Such a pointless uneconomic exercise stocking and installing different glass that's then covered both inside and out only on Commercials.

Had thought about removing the inside trim panel and the stick on outer panels on Ours but dont think i'll bother now. 3 Landrovers
Post #956274 22nd Jun 2022 11:57pm
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camelman



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Might be something to do with being able to sell it as a commercial vehicle, enabling VAT to be reclaimed and reduced benefit in kind.
Obviously, if you're not running it as a commercial vehicle its a faff.
If they were to produce them with normal windows, they might struggle to argue its a van.


The likelihood of the VAT man wanting to see your 'van' is quite low but if they did then there could be an issue. 
Post #956303 23rd Jun 2022 11:04am
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Swac3



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Aye, thought about it shortly after posting, Maybe a Stick on Exterior panel and the removable interior trim wouldn't comply with the rules. Could have been worse I guess, It might have been a welded in panel. 3 Landrovers
Post #956364 23rd Jun 2022 8:44pm
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Farmeriain



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So the decision was taken to proceed. I tried two glass installers and both wanted a lot of the trim panels removed to give them good access to the glass (they didn't want to do it themselves!)

Took two and a half hours to work out how it all came apart, and another two hours to put it back together again.

Have left the bulkhead out to improve visibility further.

I think the results were worthwhile.

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Post #956747 28th Jun 2022 4:10pm
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