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Old 11-04-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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removing windows and insulating

I cant find a page hear showing how you could remove the school bus window and install a solid or blocked off option. I'd like to insulate where the window is now with the rest of the wall.
do we take sheet metal and brake it to the window size and install some type of trim or blocking to get the windows depth and shape at the edges and put them back in like the stock glass?

Seems like pushing them out as far as possible would be in my best interest.
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Old 11-04-2016, 04:17 PM   #2
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not trying to be a dick, but, there are several dozen build threads here that show in detail how to do just that...
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:55 PM   #3
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On my Thomas, I removed one side window to install an AC unit. Removal was easy. There are 4 clips, 2 per side, held in place by Phillips screws. Cut the sealant with a linoleum knife and the window comes right out. Cut a piece of plywood to fit and re-install the clips.
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This site is very large and each thread takes an hour to read through. So if your on the right thread lots of info. I cant seem to find a search term to take me to any one doing this. I'm looking for a picture to see what it looks like. (the bus outside)
Might be easier and cleaner to rivet in sheet metal skin in place of the vertical pillars between the windows and un rivet the upper roof and lower rub rail under the window.

Since I'm spraying foam insulation having removable metal window plates might actually be more work.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:14 PM   #5
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This site is very large and each thread takes an hour to read through. So if your on the right thread lots of info. I cant seem to find a search term to take me to any one doing this. I'm looking for a picture to see what it looks like. (the bus outside)
Might be easier and cleaner to rivet in sheet metal skin in place of the vertical pillars between the windows and un rivet the upper roof and lower rub rail under the window.

Since I'm spraying foam insulation having removable metal window plates might actually be more work.
Key search term is "skinning" the windows ... at the most basic level you are removing the windows, placing sheet metal over the outside and using self tapping screws to secure it..
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:47 AM   #6
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Here you'll find a bunch of images of different techniques:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site:...w=1440&bih=784

And this:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site:...inning+windows


Also, this: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f12/ti...arch-9133.html
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