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Old 09-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #301
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If I remember correctly, you said you are removing the front windows here. If you are doing that, then why can't you cut along red line and bend the roof up towards the line you cut? This would leave you a small gap to rivet metal over and you could fill the sides with the sheet metal you are using to blank the windows. This would also provide you with good metal to put your small windows in and a bit more headroom inside, as well as a more gentle slope on the roof line. I think it might end up looking better with that first slope on the roof. You could probably match your rivet line at an angle to mate up with the top rivet line and keep everything looking professionally (as we have seen you are quite good at) done. What do you think?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #302
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Got any construction scaffold? Two high, 6 x6 frames with a few 10 foot decks would put you at few inches above the bus.

Liking the progress. Looking forward to more.

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Paint over the duct tape and call it a day.
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Are you going to be able to mount those windows on that curved surface and still get them to seal without leaks? They will bear the brunt of the driving wind and any small leaks will be worse when driving.
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If I remember correctly, you said you are removing the front windows here. If you are doing that, then why can't you cut along red line and bend the roof up towards the line you cut? This would leave you a small gap to rivet metal over and you could fill the sides with the sheet metal you are using to blank the windows. This would also provide you with good metal to put your small windows in and a bit more headroom inside, as well as a more gentle slope on the roof line. I think it might end up looking better with that first slope on the roof. You could probably match your rivet line at an angle to mate up with the top rivet line and keep everything looking professionally (as we have seen you are quite good at) done. What do you think?
I'm replacing the window with a RV window. I'm going to skin over and cut out the new window hole. I do not have the tools to bend this section of the roof, because of the curve it would be very hard to bend against it. I thought about slanting the roof out to where your red line is, but I like the look of this slope better. I guess to each his own. This looks more like the old greyhound scenicruisers. A mini-sceni cruiser.

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Are you going to be able to mount those windows on that curved surface and still get them to seal without leaks? They will bear the brunt of the driving wind and any small leaks will be worse when driving.
Not sure yet, when I laid the trim ring on, there is a 1/4" gap on the outside. The rest looked good. I may have to build a gasket. I had a bigger gap when I installed RV windows on the curved side of my van and had no leaks with a gasket installed.



These windows were for a flat sided trailer.
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I would keep that 1st window, it really helps me when I drive and pull out onto roads
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I would keep that 1st window, it really helps me when I drive and pull out onto roads
Good to keep that window.
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Well I figured out an easy way to support the roof so I can climb out on it. I screwed a piece of steel from the new roof support to the old roof.



I made three of them and they seem to do the job.



So I took down the cardboard and started to remove the stuff that is in the way so I can make a better template.






I still have all this to remove.





I think I know a change I can make to make the front flat so the windows will fit better.
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