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Old 06-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #2911
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that's just temporary though...right?!?
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #2912
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The Hehr window install turned out to be the most difficult so far.
The reason is because the window is ALMOST too big.
It fits exactly - but 1 mm off in any direction and it does not fit.. so it took a few tries to get it to sit just right.

Nice surprise!:
All of my stressing about building a door stop and a window stop, etc - the Window opens EXACTLY the right amount only! It clears the door and cannot interfere.









What a huge difference in makes inside! Instead of being dark & cave like.. now when you sit on the bed in the back it is very bright and airy.

We will tackle the rear windows after our vacation

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #2913
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I think it looks a lot better with windows; sorta' high-end and less commercial.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #2914
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now all she needs is a few window treatments :)
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #2915
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Tweetie is working on those
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:34 PM   #2916
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Sunbrella is good, albeit hard. They won't fade easy.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:56 PM   #2917
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that's just temporary though...right?!?
Wasn't me, Mangina started it, I just asked once if you decided to keep the bigger version.. with suggested added accessories, your choice, suit yourself pics ...you chose the wrong weekend to post the issue, all your fault!

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #2918
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that's just temporary though...right?!?

He's got the newly moved speaker pointed down there...... highly suspicious, as you say, right?!?
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #2919
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Window looks amazing!
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:33 AM   #2920
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:48 AM   #2921
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was the window hole cut with a saber saw? i'm petrified of scratches from shavings.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #2922
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I'm diggin' those windows.

I have to say, this is probably one of my favorite threads. Something about vans just tugs at my heart strings. Keep it coming.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:02 AM   #2923
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Ok.... Anyone available to help me unload this






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Old 06-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #2924
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I knew this project was going to be a good excuse to add to the tool collection... but if you had told me I'd end up with this many ways to cut things I would have disagreed...

The miter saw has been essential. I use it to cut all of the 8020 and to cut wood to length


The table saw has been a necessary evil. I don't like it (would love to have a panel saw!) but it is the best way I have to turn a big piece of wood into a small piece of wood quickly


I used the Fein tool originally to cut the hole in the roof (in hindsight a jigsaw would have been better). Have also used it to "scrape" with a lot less effort. This would be the least useful of all the cutters on this project and I could have done without it


I used the Hacksaw to cut the hole in the floor for the Airtronic. It worked very well and I don't think any of the other saws could have done what it did due to the awkwardness of that cut and the thickness of the material. I've not found anything else to use it on (yet). I guess I could have rented one for the day.


The jigsaw was used to cut the giant window holes - it worked well enough. Up until now I've also been using it to cut complex shapes but it has been a bit of a pain because the pieces I'm working on are often small so they want to move around if not clamped properly


The dremel: a million little uses their advertising says. I think I've used 999,999 of them on this project. A must have


...and then today's purchase: The band saw.
I'm already kicking myself for not buying this a year ago.. all of the frustrating little things that I"ve hacked at with the dremel and/or jigsaw to make fit.. the band saw would have been the perfect tool for. Now as I progress into the interior of the cabinets, this thing is worth its weight in.. steel


Things like this:


are a 30 second job on the bandsaw. It is soooo much easier using the right tool for the job.

...although I'm quickly realizing I do not know squat about building the interior of a cabinet

Time to do some reading and learn something new.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #2925
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I knew this project was going to be a good excuse to add to the tool collection... but if you had told me I'd end up with this many ways to cut things I would have disagreed...
...and then today's purchase: The band saw.
You probably are already using it for this, but conventional band saws work incredibly well for cutting aluminum as well. eg: those curved cuts you wanted to make in the 80/20 described a few pages back.

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