PASSENGER WINDOWS BEING LOCKED DOWN AND INSULATED
Early on we decided that we did not want this bus to totally lose its bus identity. We intend to use the bus as a rolling training and demo lab for our transportation software company. We want it to still look like a bus on the exterior. That meant keeping the passenger windows.
The first thing we did is check out every single window. Any imperfections (scratch, delamination, etc.) meant that the window was replaced. I had picked up about 20 windows from a client school district that was crushing their Crowns. So, there was no need to buy new ones. We then had them all tinted using the high end 3M tinting (see earlier posts).
However, some of the windows will be behind cabinets and our stainless steel shower. We needed to make sure that the windows were secured and insulated. Further, we needed to make sure that the windows that would be closed off and insulated did not look different from the outside (white insulation against the glass would show). So, all the insulation was painted black on the side facing the windows so it would not contrast with the darkened tinted windows on the rest of the bus.
The pictures below show you what we did. First, we locked the windows and screwed them into the window frames. Then we installed the insulation.