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Old 10-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #31
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They previous owner did use caulking when they put them up. So the rattle wont be so bad. But they didnt finish the deal which is why I am finishing up.

I may alter my plan a little.

1) set the widows
2) spray the left over places with some type of sealer that will not allow and water to seep in
3) pack it with polyiso
4) then trim the inside out.

But I agree with worrying about leaks. The main issue I have right now is the bottom of the skin is flush with the bottom. The top is not tall enough to tuck way up in the inside to rivet up on the inside so I will probably have to go in and weld some square tubing and attach it to the top. Only issue im worried about is I want to try and avoid cutting the old window section if I can avoid it. I dont want big windows in it so I need to get the skin done and figure out what Im going to do with the top and move forward.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #32
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Re: Rivet spacing

I agree about not cutting to old window frames as I didn't plan on doing that either. Pop riveting Angle iron might be easier to shore up the top and bottoms and use an automotive grade type of sealant or the Great Stuff where the gaps seem to large for the automotive stuff. I used the great stuff on the top of my step plate rails which i placed the metal on the great stuff before it cured and riveted it down. It deaden the sound Immensely, the contractors use it around here as they say it cuts down on squeaks plus they put it under the bath and shower also, its makes a difference in the feel.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #33
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The angle is a great idea. I like it and it wont chomp down a lot on the interior space I need on the window. If I recall its going to be tight from a height perspective.

I was maybe thinking a rolling of maybe bed liner on the metal on the inside where the seams meet to make sure they dont leak that or maybe lizard skin. Another way or layer to insualte and quieten it down.


Great stuff is very good. My only issue is it breaks down in time if exposed to the outside in some way. I use it to foam in my radiators in my demotion derby cars. granted its in the wide open of weather but it breaks apart in time.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #34
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Apply CLR to the rusty panels, then sand - prime - paint.

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #35
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very good idea ob1
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:19 PM   #36
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very good idea ob1
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #37
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Sand first then treat and sand again---just my two cents worth. Jack
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btw....drilling holes for rivets is BORING!
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #39
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btw....drilling holes for rivets is BORING!
Tell me about it!! I spent probably 3 weeks doing nothing but riveting.

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:43 PM   #40
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I dont feel so bad now. Jesus that looks like a beast of a project but looks good. Im sure it will be worth the pay off.
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