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Old 06-19-2010, 08:40 PM   #81
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Re: Sheneeda, The van

Thanks for checking in guys.

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Talk about "The moment of truth". From your description this sounds like it might have been the hardest part of the install.
It was the hardest part. Only because there are 2 layers to cut through and the spacing of the 2 layers varies from what appears to be zero space on up to 1/2" or so. Before I cut it I kept thinking , "how is this trim ring going to slide in between the layers where they arepressed against eachother?" I figured I would cut out the rough opening, then from the inside I would have to plunge cut the inner layer to make the inner opening larger than the outer but without going through the outer by accident. It turns out, that when you cut through both, they just separate on their own, and there is enough room for the trim ring. It only appears to be "all wrong" from the beginning.

Funny, no matter how many times you put the template back onto the window to check it, and put the window against the van with the cut line drawn to check it, it is still important to understand that you could really make a mess here. It is in some ways (mentally) more difficult than the high top install. The second window will be much easier just because of the experience of the first. The glass shop owner could not have been nicer about giving advice over the phone and even gave me his cell number in case I got in a jam. I actually called him just before I started cutting to ask what his cutting tool of choice was. He said jigsaw with a fine tooth blade and I said good because I had just picked up two packs of 2 fine tooth blades just for the job. I burned up 2 of them on the first window by the way. Having 3 or 4 per window would not be a bad thing at all. The teeth wear out pretty quickly when cutting the 2 layers at once.

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Maybe change to Elvis?
Elvis- kinda has a ring to it, and you're right it does look like a pompadour.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #82
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Re: Sheneeda, The van

Does this guy remind you of somthing?

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #83
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Does this guy remind you of somthing?

No way! Is that Elvis?
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:57 AM   #84
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Does this guy remind you of somthing?

No way! Is that Elvis?
Can someone PLEASE photo shop a Alumines set up on the whale?
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:00 AM   #85
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Can someone PLEASE photo shop a Alumines set up on the whale?

A roof rack and some hella's would be sweet.


I cut another whole in ELVIS the Beluga WHALE, this time on the starboard side of her Dorsal fin.



See the space between the outer and inner wall





The window can not be installed today because it did not ship with the screws required. Just as well I suppose. I need to mow the lawn and then we are going rail biking. (two person bikes that ride on (hopefully abandoned) railroad tracks. I've never done it but it sounds like it should be fun.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #86
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The window can not be installed today because it did not ship with the screws required.
It always drives me nuts when I have to stop my momentum because of external forces...
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:45 PM   #87
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I put the other window in after work tonight. Because I didn't have screws shipped with it, I picked up some self tapping panheads #8x1" to secure the window to the window trim ring. It worked pretty well.





I still have some silicone cleanup to do tomorrow, but I am done for tonight!

Tomorrow night we will camp in a state park a couple hours from home just to get away.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #88
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Re: ELVIS the BELUGA WHALE

Holy smoke's, that's a large (tall) garage, is that a 12' door? ( Man, I hate feeling envious! )

I like that window by the way, and I'm glad to see you didnt leave an open wound like that in Elvis for too long. I hate to see a whale suffer.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #89
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12' H x 10' W doors- That leaves room for a roof rack and (maybe) the canoe.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:11 AM   #90
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Re: ELVIS the BELUGA WHALE

Elvis is looking pretty good big daddy

ya gonna do upper windows?

i really like my front window on the Pompedor, but ya gotta cover
the glass with that anti ballistic stuff

also, ya gonna do Bushwhackers, will really look killer

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