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Old 08-11-2005, 03:38 PM   #11
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Well, I decided to make frames for all of the windows:



See http://www.vonslatt.com/bus-body.shtml for the whole story!

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Old 08-11-2005, 04:40 PM   #12
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Nice screen job, Jake! That's exactly what I want to do now on my bus. What are the dimensions on your screen stock? I see that the frames use 1/4" lath on top of the screens, but what size is the frame material itself? In the picture on your work bench it looks to be about 3/4" x 1".

The black paint goes very well on the bus. The hard drive magnet idea is a good one, too. Where did you come by so many of them?
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Everything was ripped from 3/4" pine, both the 7/8" and 1/4" strips. The frames are about 25" by 28 1/2", they could have been a touch wider, as it is they overlap the window opening by only 1/8".

The screen stock is 36" by 25 feet per roll and I used about a roll and a half. It was something like $12 per roll. The lumber came from the town dump that morning, I managed to get to the wood dumpster before Capt. Backhoe "compacted" it!

I use to work for a comapny that built Internet caching hardware (boxes with lots-o-hard-drives), after they closed up shop I did some consulting work for them and opted to be paid with old computer equipment instead of dollars, what was I thinking! :-z

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VERY nicely done! They look like OEM in the pictures. I also agree that black was the right color to use on the frames, it really looks sharp and contrasts well with the rest of the color scheme.
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