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Old 11-19-2015, 11:02 AM   #21
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Hey, Nat, what is a chloroplast backside? My google search just gives me cell biology stuff. I'd really like to do something similar, since I will be making panels for the windows to block what I can. I just didn't think the windshield would be a possibility, mostly due to the size of the panels needed and where to store them when not used.
Sorry, I used a product brand name that doesn't exist anymore.

The product is basically corrugated plastic cardboard.

Corrugated Plastic Sheets - Glass & Plastic Sheets - ¬*The Home Depot

It can be had in thicknesses from 3/16 all the way up to half inch.
The thin stuff will work fine, but the thicker the better.

I will have one sheet against the glass, and one sheet spaced 2 or 3 inches from the other. After filling with pour foam, this will give a nice 2 or 3 inch insulated panel that is made to fit the window.

Other things can be added to increase stiffness of the panels. Like adding 1/2 inch wooden dowels into the foam space before pouring it, ect.

Feel free to ask anymore questions if I missed anything.

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Old 11-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #22
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Saw a fellow north of town who built a solar water heater for his swimming pool using 1/2" black Coroplast. Several interlinked panels on a low sloped shed roof and the water came out about 120* during most Texas summer days.

Very nifty stuff with lots of uses other than "bandit signs".
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:22 PM   #23
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Hey, Nat, what is a chloroplast backside? My google search just gives me cell biology stuff. I'd really like to do something similar, since I will be making panels for the windows to block what I can. I just didn't think the windshield would be a possibility, mostly due to the size of the panels needed and where to store them when not used.

Try spelling it "coroplast" like Tango did when using google, I use it all the time....comes in about 12 different colours.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:12 PM   #24
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:02 AM   #25
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Soooo...how about those walls/dividers behind the pilot's seat?
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:03 AM   #26
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I am going to say yeah probably. It will cut down on the drafts from the bus door and give you a little more privacy.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:15 AM   #27
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I am still planning a barrier in La Tortuga

right now we put up a black curtain on a rope tied to metal turtles, that and the blacked out cover for windshield it's fairly private, the noise echoing inside is a pain, still thinking of gluing egg crate foam to roof over drivers head
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:19 AM   #28
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I've no plans for a wall between the cab and living area. Especially since SWMBO gets motion
Let me clarify this...I'm not planning a full wall, but a partial partition, similar to what's there to stop the students from flying through the windshield/driver's seat. Probably fill the voids with foam so they're not rattling.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:20 AM   #29
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That's pretty much my thinking on it, Bansil.

Plus the big windshields are hard to insulate, so its easier to have a wall full of insulation just aft!
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:07 AM   #30
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I'm planning on separating the (not sure of terms/making them up) cabin from the house with a heavy curtain for winter time use. That way we can have a sort of mud-room to minimize door/cold glass draft.
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