Window locks?

So, my Defender came with these flimsy Series-style doors with sliding windows, and up to now I've been using some extra fancy pieces of wood as window locks.

I'd like to install something more permanent (and effective) - but I'm not clear on which window catches or locks I should buy for this style door. Any ideas?

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Red90

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To be clear, you have Series window tops. Defender window tops are a nicer design if you ever come across a pair. If you want a bit fancier, Exmoor trim makes the Series deluxe door cards and they do a version with storage. They are nice and include a comfortable arm rest.
 
Ah, thanks! That's super helpful. And, yeah, I've been eyeballing those ExMoor door cards. RE: Defender door tops -


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Red90

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That guy is on drugs. They were used on all British military trucks, so are fairly common. You find guys that change to windup window doors.
 

Red90

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To be clear... That is the older style and goes on the top of the window frame (saying door frame might be confusing). It is an option. I just don't like that sticking out near where my noggin may end up. YMMV.
 

SimonDewing

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Early 110's have series style "locks" on rear load-space sliding windows and a completely different mechanism on front and middle row doors.
Sliding windows were only available on 1983 model year vehicles.
Door tops for these are made of aluminium (as they say in England!).
So far as I am aware parts and trim for these have not been available for years.
Will post a few pictures at the weekend when I get back to take some.
 

Red90

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Sliding windows were only available on 1983 model year vehicles.

So far as I am aware parts and trim for these have not been available for years.
They were used on all British and Australian military defenders until the end of military production, so are quite common. Most trim parts are available. I'm not sure why you think they are not?
 

SimonDewing

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Can you give me any suggestions where; all I have been able to find are series parts or the later wind up widow parts.
I can get replacements for my 58 107 SW but not for my 83 110 CSW!

Some of the 2 piece door trims on mine are suffering from damp and the vinyl is starting to peel.
It may be possible to resurrect them but would be easier to replace.

Thanks

Simon
 

Red90

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Can you give me any suggestions where; all I have been able to find are series parts or the later wind up widow parts.
I can get replacements for my 58 107 SW but not for my 83 110 CSW!

Some of the 2 piece door trims on mine are suffering from damp and the vinyl is starting to peel.
It may be possible to resurrect them but would be easier to replace.
You want the door trim? Or do you want parts for the windows? I was talking about the windows as that was the topic under discussion. Parts for the windows are available.

Door trim is made by Exmoor Trim for the type of doors in this thread (two piece series style). In 1983, there were three different door styles used. You can get door cards for the lift up handle, roll up window style. For the two piece door with the remote interior handle, you are screwed, but it would not be hard to make them like the series ones.
 

SimonDewing

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Sorry for confusion, yes door trims not available (and hard to make they are a thick foam moulding covered in vinyl).
Window lock parts are available and (almost) indestructible) unlike the earlier types.
 
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