Windows & Fan


SIDE WIndows

The van has two CR Lawrence awning style windows - on the sliding door and behind the driver’s seat. These windows pop open allowing airflow.

Here are steps to install these awning style windows.

  1. Take a deep breath…you’re about to cut a huge hole in the side of your new van.

  2. Drill holes every 6” from the inside to mark the cut.

  3. Tape off perimeter to protect exterior paint and cut.

  4. Cut the sheet metal (not the subframe) where the window outline exists on the factory body.

  5. Touch up with a flapper disk on a grinder.

  6. Paint exposed steel to avoid rust.

  7. Install window in opening.

  8. With a partner holding window on the outside, install the CR Lawrence clamp ring on the inside.

The windows installed smoothly and have a permanent weatherstrip on the window side that creates a water tight seal.

WINDOWS on rear doors

The windows on the rear doors are harder to install. They rely on a bonding agent rather than a clamp for structural support.


  1. Drill holes every 6” from the inside to mark the cut.

  2. Tape off perimeter to protect exterior paint.

  3. Cut pattern with a jigsaw on exterior.

  4. Touch up with a grinder w/ a sanding disk.

  5. Paint exposed steel to avoid rust.

  6. Install window trim on cut edge to cover rough edge.

  7. Sand surface where adhesive will be applied.

  8. Clean all surfaces - repeat 10 more times.

  9. Apply “3M 08682 Single Step Primer” to painted surface.

  10. Apply thick and uniform bead of “3M Window Weld” to primed surface. Use one entire tube per window.

  11. Install window and apply firm pressure to entire perimeter.

  12. Attach suction cups (also called dent pullers) to interior of window.

  13. Attach straps to suction cups and tighten to apply even pressure to window.

  14. Let van sit for 24 hours.



Window above kitchen

The window above the kitchen allows fumes from propane cooktop to vent. For this area, I chose a non-contoured window - C.R. Lawrence VW8406 (41.25” x 16.75” with a 1.5” trim ring). Due to thin sheet metal and 1.5” trim ring, a spacer is required. The installer built a rectangular wood frame (1.5” thick) to account for the gap. This window does not include weather stripping - use a rubber gasket from the garage door section of Home Depot.

  1. IMPORTANT! Pull measurements from floor of van to make window level.

  2. Trace outline of window in the interior.

  3. Cut window with jigsaw.

  4. Install weather stripping on window.

  5. Install window with partner holding window.

  6. Install rectangular 1.5” spacer.

  7. Install window clamp ring.



The Fantastic Fan 807350 is the more sophisticated model with a rain sensor, digital remote, reverse, etc. The fan moves plenty of air and efficiently pulls about 2.5 amps on high. With that said, the fan is more complicated than it needs to be. I cut the line to the rain sensor - it is way too sensitive and turns the fan off randomly. Save the money and get a simpler Fantastic Fan model.