Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wiley Windows

The Wiley windows are finished. This photo shows the window in the closed position.   Two removable wedges hold the window pane tight against the weather stripping on the door.  The window itself is 1/4" smoked Plexiglass.

 The window in the open position with the wedges holding it open.  The pane can also be removed entirely.

Hooked up all of the dangling ends of 12 volt wiring and amazingly it all works.  Lights shine, fan blows.  Still have to get the electrician to connect the 230 volt wiring and get a certificate from him.  You need the certificate to be allowed to plug into the power at campgrounds.
A battery/storage box has yet to be mounted on the tongue and I'll be all set to go tearjerking.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Better with paint

At last I can see some light at the end of the tunnel.  The paint was applied with a foam roller tipped off with a brush.  You know how it can sometimes be difficult to find your vehicle in a big mall parking lot?  That's not going to happen with this baby.
The doors are still in the workshop, where they have been painted, and the framework for the Wiley windows is being finished.  I only recently heard about the Wiley window design where it is featured in The Nature of Boats by Dave Gerr.  It can be kept open in driving rain that would keep other designs closed.  Some other teardrop builders have expressed great satisfaction with this simple but ingenious design.