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Old 05-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Remove and fill in cabover window

Has anyone removed and filled in their cab over window? Tired of replacing and resealing the window (and a soggy bed!!) This is in a smooth fiberglass shell....any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Barbara,

Since nobody else has chimed in I will try. Since you have a fiberglass body
I would try contacting a body shop that works on motorhomes and does fiberglass
work. They should be able to fill in the hole with plywood and cover and seal that
with fiberglass to seal the opening, then paint that area to match the rest of the
body of the motorhome.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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Marine Fiberglass Hull repair shop. Check at local Marinas.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!! I was hoping to do the work myself...maybe boat repair videos on youtube!!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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AeroMarine makes a GREAT 2part epoxy reisn. I have been using it for ROT repair do to the fact it is VERY flowable into wood. It should work very well in your application as well as get into the rest of the areas you've had issues with.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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Has anyone removed and filled in their cab over window? Tired of replacing and resealing the window (and a soggy bed!!) This is in a smooth fiberglass shell....any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
Thanks
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Nice toyota. V6 or 22RE?
I haven't done it, but I'd approach it like any sort of fiberglass repair. You'll be blending marine grade (hopefully) plywood that's been pre-coated into the existing fiberglass structure. That assumes your cab is fiberglass and not some plastic composite.

West Marine has a good selection of epoxy resins. Two things are key:
1) Getting a good bond with existing materials.
2) Final "paint" will be a combination of a hard fill and blending. With an older rig, I generally choose not to to try and match, but I use a different color of gelcoat that attempts to look intentional. I really like using it with 3M rocker panel spray - especially since it hides imperfections, it's flexible, and it's exposed to "chips" up there in the front area.

My call would be for very little filler. Either it's glass-based or it's a sand-able (buildable) primer. Don't take short cuts. You're talking several hundred dollars in materials alone to get it right. If you've never done body work, I'm not sure that you want to try this, btw... Not without some help...
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It is a 22re. And thanks for your reply and good advice. I am not experienced with body work although I have done some gel coat repairs that have come out well.

Conquest102 - Thanks for your reply and recommendation as well!!!
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http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/?act=idx. I suggest joining this forum. I had a 91 with the V6 and got great help there.
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