Tips on how to Set up a Side Window in a Cargo Van

Once we started the conversion of our VW Crafter van, it was clear to us, that we need to install some home windows because the advantages are apparent – ventilation and being able to benefit from the view.

Step 1

The planning process was to find out the place and measurement of the windows. Finally, we determined to install the home windows within the entrance/side a part of the ProMaster Van Windows. More specifically, on the sliding door and the opposite site, where the kitchen and front room space is located. Regarding the measurement, we discovered that Seitz Dometic S4 Windows (450x900mm) are the perfect fit.

Step 2

Step 2 was to get started. First, we constructed a wooden frame, which is critical to interchange the missing wall thickness of build-in windows. Our wooden body is made of sq.-shaped timber and served functions. First, it’s adjusted to the frame of the home windows, and second it served as stencil. Nearly all of vans have bars in this part of the body, which should be removed. We used our self-made wooden as stencil and lower out the bars through the use of an angle grinder.

Step 3

Step 3 required exact work, a steady hand, and again our self-made wooden frame. We marked the place and measurement of the windows on the inside of the van and made sure that the markings are in the very same place on the outside. After that, we used a metal drill to drill the corners in order that these present guidance for the jigsaw, which we used to cut the hole for the windows.

Step 4

Step 4 was a very powerful step for having long-lasting and sealed windows. After treating the surface with alcohol or brake cleaner, it’s completely essential to deal with ALL reduce edges with rust-proofing primer and subsequently sealing them with 2-elements clear coat.

After the sealing was dried properly (no less than 24 hours), the surface needed to be cleaned again and the wooden body was glued to the body through the use of Sikaflex 252i. Additionally, we used screw clamps to hold frame in place for the subsequent couple of hours.

Moreover, we used Dekaseal (an elastic sealant) on the outside of the body to seal the home windows earlier than connecting it with the interior frame.

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