Find out how to Set up a Side Window in a Cargo Van

When we began the conversion of our VW Crafter van, it was clear to us, that we need to install some windows because the advantages are apparent – ventilation and being able to enjoy the view.

Step 1

The planning process was to find out the place and dimension of the windows. Finally, we determined to install the home windows in the front/side part of the CR Laurence Van Windows. More specifically, on the sliding door and the opposite site, the place the kitchen and lounge house is located. In regards to the size, we found that Seitz Dometic S4 Windows (450x900mm) are the perfect fit.

Step 2

Step 2 was to get started. First, we built a wooden frame, which is important to replace the missing wall thickness of build-in windows. Our wooden frame is made of square-formed timber and served functions. First, it’s adjusted to the body of the windows, and second it served as stencil. The majority of vans have bars in this a part of the body, which have to be removed. We used our self-made wooden as stencil and minimize out the bars by utilizing an angle grinder.

Step 3

Step three required exact work, a steady hand, and again our self-made wooden frame. We marked the place and size of the windows on the inside of the van and made certain that the markings are in the exact same position on the outside. After that, we used a metal drill to drill the corners so that these present steering 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 is absolutely essential to deal with ALL minimize edges with rust-proofing primer and subsequently sealing them with 2-parts clear coat.

After the sealing was dried correctly (at the very least 24 hours), the surface wanted to be cleaned again and the wooden body was glued to the body by utilizing Sikaflex 252i. Additionally, we used screw clamps to hold body in place for the next 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 inner frame.