Master Overland Custom Vans Tampa
When you installed the CRL side windows, did you use any sealant or just the butyl tape supplied?
That spare tire carrier looks great... but it seems to block your licence plate? Or was it maybe just the angle of the pic? What a great build you have going so far! Looking forward to seeing the way you mount the tanks and batteries underneath.
Rip it self out. That is a lot of weight there with that thin metal. Panel not designed for weight barring. You need a big plate in the back.(inside).
I use to have a RV trailer with the spare on the back and it had thicker u tubing brackets and
I caught it just in time. Had to reinforce it. Just trying to be safe because if it comes off and caused an accident ,you can be liable. I have the van here and when I push with my thumb it moves very easy.
Use a piece of pressure treated plywood or something to distribute the load on the inside? easy.
Thanks! I'll update this thread shortly.Great work! I like the stark black and white look of the build. Lots of courage to plastic dip the bumpers. Is it prone to scratches?
The privacy is nice at the moment but I don't have all my LED ceiling lights installed so I can't test exactly what it will be like when finished.How's the privacy at night with those shades, can you see in when you have the lights on?
Self installation is not difficult. I would add to my installation tips though. Since you never want to mess with moisture getting in I would add Sikafkex or window weld to the gasket before attaching to the van. I pulled both windows and added Sikafkex just in case.Jostelli- thanks for the build info. Im doing the same 2 windows on my 159, expecting them next week. Still undecided on installing them myself.
I read the CRLs are 28% tinted from the factory- from what I can tell you tinted your front windows to be about the same. I'm considering tinting the CRLs down to 5% but wondering if that would be too much. I've adjusted to driving without the side windows as it is now. Seems the rear passengers could see out fine during the day at 5%. Might not be much to see at night. My main thing is I don't want to be able to see in.