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Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22 14 6:27 pm    Post subject: Trailer Windows Done ! Reply with quote

Hi all finally got the trailer windows done. I think they turned out great.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 14 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 14 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!!!! Are they actual vending windows? I'm looking for suggestions on what to use other then paying $1000+
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Pale Ale. They are Sliding vinyl home windows. 36x36. I used them instead of the " concession" style $1000 option that you describe. I did two of these units and the total cost was about a third the cost . Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pkerchef wrote:
No Pale Ale. They are Sliding vinyl home windows. 36x36. I used them instead of the " concession" style $1000 option that you describe. I did two of these units and the total cost was about a third the cost . Pkerchef

they look great, very professional looking!! Care to share how you went about doing it? I really like the cover / awning for them!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25 14 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cover or awning is the original window opening that was already cut out by the trailer manufacturer. I can post a before and after picture if you like. I just made a frame large enough to accommodate both the windows and screwed it all together and screwed them to the inside of the trailer walls. I took 2x4's and cut them down to 2 1/8" to allow for the hinges on the outer window opening.
The thinking about it for so long was the hard part. There is a guy in my area who was going to install them for me but he wanted 750 to do both windows and wanted to keep the trailer for about a week. I decided to do them myself rather than do that.I am glad now i went that route.The frame is much sturdier than the one he was going to build and he was going to attach them with L brackets. I pre-drilled holes in the outer frame and used sheetrock screws to attach them to the walls. Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 14 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea my problem is I don't have cut outs yet. I have stepvan that was a Snap-on truck in its previous life. Its a one shot deal with cutting it out and I'm a little nervous about cutting a hole in the side of the truck.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 14 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't be too much trouble. Just decide where you want the window. Cut away everything that don't look like a window. Pretty simple. Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23 14 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used sliders from menards similar to Pkerchef.
Not too difficult PaleAle. Start on the inside of the truck, take off paneling on the inside where you want the window to be. Once you do that then you can get a look at the structure or bracing involved and then you can decide on window size and additional bracing you'll need to add to make it work.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54732&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=food+truck+build&start=20

Second page 3/4th the way down.
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