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Old 05-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #61
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I played around with the emergency windows and decided that maybe we would reuse them. I like the way they are hinged at the top and the whole window can be propped up, or just the top sash opens while driving. REALLY like the versatility of the stock piece.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #62
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Very nice job. How will you attach and seal the metal?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:42 PM   #63
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I bought some very sticky white butyle tape from the camper store, so we'll seal with that, then rivet everything in place.
Used a similar sealant tape when I built teardrops to seal the windows, bought it at Home Depot in the plumbing dept, is used as insulating wrap for HVAC refer lines to prevent condesation. Haven't seen it there lately though, maybe just not looking hard enough.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #64
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Got the second piece of sheet metal fitted in place today, I'll say this, widening the gap between the roof and wall above the window is not so easy.
After breaking 3 screwdrivers and ruining some chisels and old drywall knives, I finally went to Home Depot and picked up a floor chisel, it has a 3" head which is very thin, maybe a 1/16" or 1/8", anyway, its the thinnest thing I could find. Also got a new metal blade for the sawzall to cut through the tack welds above every other window. I am hoping these tools will make the difference since tomorrow's job is to place one piece of metal to cover 4 openings.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #65
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Where?
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #66
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I used an air hammer with chisel attachment. It is by far my favorite tool I have used on my bus. It cuts rivets easily, breaks spot welds like nothing, and spread the gap at the roof in seconds. I even used it to cut through some steel in areas where the cutoff wheel couldn't go.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:57 AM   #67
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Don't know why I didn't think of an air chisel . I have two compressors and a wide assortment of nail guns,(being a carpenter and all), looks like another trip to the tool store is in my future !

Thanks for the tip!,
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:01 AM   #68
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This week was a busy one, I got the metal on over the window openings, but haven't been able to fasten them in yet. While not much physically happened, we did get a small upright freezer to convert to a refrigerator, played with paint colors- Suzy said she wanted metallic blue, so I mixed some of Ace's aluminum and blue together. Turns out this is going to be the cheapest way to do the paint. After seeing Benny's wheel wells, they are front on my mind this week, if I modify the wells, then I'll need to cut a new arch to weld in before paint. ....decisions...decisions....
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #69
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metallic blue paint from paintforcars.com is something like 52 dollars a gallon. i bought that, and metallic silver and the cream colored paint from them. its good paint and far cheaper than the wholesale price at the car paint store.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #70
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Chev49, the Ace rust paint is $30/gal, right now I have a 50/50 mix with aluminum and blue, its still a bit light for me, though Suzy likes it. The man at Ace said he wouldn't feel comfortable mixing color into the aluminum, so I bought two small sample cans and did it myself, nothing caught on fire or melted . I do think a 2:1 mix would be better.
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