Since this is a transit, and not a million dollar Prevost conversion, I decided to try something different this time for my windows. On my previous conversions I removed unwanted windows and skinned over with aluminum on the outside. As many of you know, this is a lot of work. Back in the 70's, it was fairly common for bus conversions to keep the windows and panel over them inside. There are issues with this, including unwanted heat gain, windows that leak, seeing the paneling from outside through the windows, etc. But, it is less expensive. Some people want to keep the bus look on the outside as well. My reasoning for keeping them was purely expense and time. Not sure if I saved much time, but it sure was easier. I applied a blackout window tint to them, spaced out with an inch of sheet insulation, and then put laminate on 1/4 luan. I trimmed out the luan so that it just fit inside the large outer window frame and glued them to the inside window trim with Sikaflex 252.
On the window in the bedroom, I only covered half of it with the paneling, leaving the emergency escape release handle workable in case I ever needed it. A window curtain/blind will be used at the top.
Long term, I don't know how this is going to work out, but I'm going to give it a try.
The bedroom is finished now. My fresh water tank is located across the bus, under the beds. That is why the rear appears so deep.
Here's the detail on the headboard. It is made of plywood (with laminate over it) and extruded aluminum on the corner.
Here's a closeup of the aluminum trim. The boarding fits into grooves on both ends of the angle. Makes a nice 90 degree corner.
Here's a different view of how it goes together.
Finding this trim locally (at least here) is impossible. I always have to order it. There's a company on the internet you can order it from by just using their shopping cart on the website. I usually try to order slighly more than I need at one time to minimize shipping cost. You never know when you're going to have a duh moment and cut something wrong.