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Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: SaltLakeNorseman] #754458
November 26th 2019 4:42 pm
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Thanks very much for the kind words! Since my last post I have made a few small steps, installing hinged glass in the rear and side doors. I sourced the replacement glass and hardware from older junked Ford Econoline vans and swapped out the fixed glass for hinged glass. One downside was the presence of light scratches in the used glass which I had to polish out with Cerium Oxide, polishing pads and electric drill. Limo tinting is next.

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2001 Dodge 2500 Cargo Van 5.9L V8 HOA Violator
2008 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 6.5 KW Onan
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Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #754465
November 26th 2019 5:31 pm
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Phone service vans are definitely set up for whatever life throws at you. Nothing wrong with that.


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Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #754467
November 26th 2019 6:27 pm
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Limo tinting would be nice!


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Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Astrocreep66] #754479
November 27th 2019 12:49 am
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Yes limo tint for the phone trucker will be a very good thing for a couple of three reasons smile All three vans have an assortment of codes and phone numbers scratched directly into the plastic doghouse cover as if done by a pocket knife which adds to the nerd factor charm. One is so loaded with graffiti and screw holes where things used to be mounted that I think I will replace it altogether.. I also ordered replacement factory vinyl floor mats from Ford new old stock, to make it nice up front. Surco black ladder can be removed since it attaches to the door with two 1/4-20 black oxide knurled thumbscrews threaded into a pair of stainless steel rivnuts. It hangs from the top lip of the door. The ladder makes it look less commercial and more like an RV. Without the ladder it looks less like an RV and more like a commercial cable splicer. A pair of Harley seat knobs with a dab of blue loctite keep the ladder in place.

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2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 6.5 KW Onan
Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #754774
December 08th 2019 2:28 pm
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Back from limo tint. Next time I will insist the glass be tinted on the bench off the vehicle and let me cut my own holes afterwards for the hinge and latch hardware. The "expert" I hired cut around the hinge hardware which leaves a square of un-tinted glass which is noticeable. I had to add a small bead of black silicone sealer to cover the gaps where they did not cut it perfectly. I had to take out each window and put it back in again after paying the place $450. I won't be going back there. Not really a big deal it still looks nice, serves the purpose but I will do it differently on the next couple of vans.

May I please ask, if anyone know a good tint shop that does craftsman level work in the Phoenix, AZ area please post here or send a pm? Need 8 more 2010 Econoline cargo windows limo tinted (rear door pair + side door pair for 2 more) using 5% ceramic-for the other two vans. These are currently sitting in a box each pane wrapped in bubble wrap ready to be tinted.

As for the interior cargo window, there is a 1/4 inch plexiglass pane bolted into place on the bulkhead. Next will be to polish out the scuffs and make it clear, then tint with one-way mirror night vision security film.

https://windowfilmandmore.com/product/one-way-mirror-film-with-nightime-vision-5/

It says here, this film is 15% silver on the outside and 5% black on the inside, allowing you to see out while preventing vision into the room. This creates an effect similar to what you see in police interrogation rooms. (In optimal lighting conditions) The layer of 5% black on the inside also provides basic night-time privacy. To provide 24-hour privacy, we recommend installing a spotlight on the outside of the glass to enhance the effect as all films are still dependent on light density. This film has been used in a Detroit area police interrogation room. Yup, that sounds like exactly what the PT needs.

DOT reflective tape tells whoever is behind me, to just go around because the PT is conducting some sort of business.

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2001 Dodge 2500 Cargo Van 5.9L V8 HOA Violator
2008 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 6.5 KW Onan
Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #754887
December 13th 2019 1:37 pm
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I realized since all this glass is already off the other vans (another 12 pieces counting a spare set) there should be no reason I cannot tint over the holes myself, let it dry then cut out the holes out later with a razor. I might have to make a simple wooden jig / frame to hold the glass on the bench while applying the film.

I found this place that sells pre-cut film and ordered the complete set for Ford Econoline E350 minus the windshield, for less than $170 (ceramic 5% for the cargo windows and 30% for the driver and passenger. If I can pull it off that is far less cost than the "tint pros in Mesa" no names mentioned, who simply cut the film around the hinges leaving gaps I had to fill in with black silicon. I spoke with Evan on the phone and he was super nice.

http://www.thetinteffect.com/precut...-window-tint-kit-automotive-window-film/

I'll let you know how it goes. It took a long time to round up all the hinged glass hardware but it was worth it.

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Last edited by Phone_Trucker; December 13th 2019 2:51 pm.

2001 Dodge 2500 Cargo Van 5.9L V8 HOA Violator
2008 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 6.5 KW Onan
Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #755803
January 14th 2020 1:41 pm
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One step forward, two steps back. So I went to replace the carpet in the cab and found a new little project that needs to be done first. While I search for a good welder, I replaced all the front tie rods, ball joints and replaced the rear axle seals.

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2001 Dodge 2500 Cargo Van 5.9L V8 HOA Violator
2008 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 7 KW Onan
2010 Ford Econoline Ex-Bell Telephone Generator Van, 6.5 KW Onan
Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #755805
January 14th 2020 4:12 pm
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OUCH! That sucks.


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Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #755806
January 14th 2020 4:44 pm
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I bet it was feeling a little drafty in there!


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Re: Phone Truck Obsession [Re: Phone_Trucker] #755817
January 14th 2020 6:30 pm
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One thing after another lol


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1965 Chevy Bad Influence
1981 Chevy-the Love Shack
2012 Chevy Van , 2020 chevy van
Wrangler go cart Van
vanninvanner@comcast.net
Vannerz
77 chevy Prohecy rebuild
2020 chevy Sapphire Suite
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