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Old 08-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #41
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I bet that was stressful.

I once help a friend put a sunroof in his truck. There were three of us, and between us, I think we were one six pack into a Friday night. Everything went fine until the outside trim piece didn't fit. A lot of cussing later, my other friend said 'turn the trim piece around and see if it fits'. The guy who owned the truck and I both said 'how could that make any difference?' but after 10 minutes of arguing about it, we tried it and it worked.

Glad it wasn't my truck, but then again, it worked great and never leaked.


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Old 08-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #42
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The only problem was the corners, I think we had to much sealant, cleaned that off then installed again and it fit good. Tapped and drilled a extra screw on each corner just to be sure. I will reseal the inside again tomorrow and cover the edge with Fat-Mat just to be sure.

This is more work than it looks to be, we spent half a day just on one window. We can do it fast now but it is still a lot of work, not for the faint of heart. I am really luck to have a friend that is good with this stuff.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #43
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Shower was next. My favorite feature so far.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #44
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Nice job man...Looks great. First hole is always the toughest... Good luck with the rest..
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:08 PM   #45
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I bet that was stressful.

I once help a friend put a sunroof in his truck. There were three of us, and between us, I think we were one six pack into a Friday night. Everything went fine until the outside trim piece didn't fit. A lot of cussing later, my other friend said 'turn the trim piece around and see if it fits'. The guy who owned the truck and I both said 'how could that make any difference?' but after 10 minutes of arguing about it, we tried it and it worked.

Glad it wasn't my truck, but then again, it worked great and never leaked.


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You are so right, if we put the window in bottom first it did not fit but top first it fit like a glove, go figure.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #46
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bodhi1960 was a big help with the shower, little wood frame backing and it sucked in nicely!

I have learned a lot from post on this forum, I think I have read them all now and would not of tried to do this with out the info posted here.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #47
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Came home and my smart light was here! Yeah, another install.....
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:22 AM   #48
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Nice progress----your attention to quality and detail is admirable!

I chuckled just a bit about cutting a hole into something, especially a pristine body shell. Seems no matter how many precautions we take, how sure we are we've located everything properly that first drill hole before the blade hits the steel is still stressful.

Hope to follow this as the build continues-----nice job so far.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #49
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Thanks JWA. I am starting to understand why these are so expensive new. There is a lot of work that goes into this.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #50
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Fantastic fan installed.
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