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Old 08-09-2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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Skylight window?

I want to replace the emergency latches on the roof with skylights but I'm not sure where to find them or exactly what windows I can use.

I've found the dome style windows but the flange is flat and doesn't have the typically contour a bus has on its roof.

Ideas?

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Old 08-09-2016, 01:48 PM   #2
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Here is it installed.


I used 1/4 recycled lexan. Rubber 3/16" Epdm washers between the lexan and hatch as spacer and stress reducer. A good bead of sealant adhesive. SS fender washers on the outside of the lexan to reduce point stress again
The stainless screws are left to long so that I can put a thin piece of lexan on the inside as to make it double pane.
The only complication is to leave enough flat material to mount the window to.


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oh yeah forgot to explain the insect screen is made from an old storm window screen. the storm window i used had small cast aluminum corner pieces. "pried those out and re-inserted them so that the 'pins' stick out in the same direction. Drilled two holes in the hatch frame where you can stick the pins in. the other side rests on the ledge that is formed by the interior molding of the hatch. The two side pieces in the radius are made of cardboard. Soon to be rubber sheet.

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