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Old 01-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #1
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Carpenter 3800 bus windows

I have a lot of windows in my 1995 carpenter that I just don't need.\

Here's what I propose...

If nobody wants them, I'll just paint them black, epoxy them shut and glue closed cell foam to the inside.

If somebody wants them then we can do a swop... For each window that I swop out, a piece of fabricated aluminum 1/4 inch thick that will replace each window - complete with a bottom sill.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:32 AM   #2
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Just curious- why not steel?
1/4" aluminum is pretty expensive.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:42 AM   #3
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Its what I used on two missing windows. There was a 1/4 inch aluminum folding table on the side of the bus that proved an excellent donor.
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Ah, I see.
I'd think something measure in Gauge, not inches would be ideal if shopping for materials.
But yeah, some free 1/4 aluminum lying around is always nice.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:13 AM   #5
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Steel would be an option but I'd want it 1/16 thick.
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14 ga is .083
16ga is something like .065, and a 16th is .0625.
I wouldn't even consider going with anything thicker than 16ga.
If you end up having to actually pay for it, I'd actually probably go with 18ga.
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Well, the offer is windows for metal. My solution is cheaper. Paint over, glue foam over and done.
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Just offering a bit of metals opinion/advice. I prefer the bartering system myself.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:17 AM   #9
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I *would* replace the windows *if* somebody bartered prefabricated metal replacements *or* waved sufficient quantities of the green stuff that it attracted my attention.
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