Post by wisconsinjoe on Oct 16, 2021 6:06:43 GMT -8
It is hard to think ahead for everything. I made sure I had blocking above my windows to mount the eyebrows. However, I only left 1-1/2" framing on the sides, meaning that I had no blocking for the lower screws on the eyebrow, which extended a bit wider. So my only option was to mount that a bit higher.
I notice that on almost every pic of a vintage camper the eyebrows are mounted as low as possible above the windows. So, now I'm thinking of just not using eyebrows on the side windows. The saving grace of this is that if I ever have to remove the window, I won't have to remove the eyebrow. And then I'm thinking why they need to be mounted so low?
The original Friendship that I'm modeling did not have eyebrows on any windows. How important are they? Gotta say I'm not that impressed with the flimsiness of the metal.
The type of window in your picture should not need an eyebrow, as the flange is sort of a built in drip guard. I use eyebrows on all the OLD Hehrs but not super necessary on jalousies or double panes as yours is.
So eyebrows help, especially on the older windows. Also, it's rare that a mechanical window does leak; dripping is water from above. Front and rear fixed pane windows can leak at the welds. I think eyebrows are important over big windows like that and placed close above the window. The bottom screws will hold if you don't overdrive the screws. Might be worth it to drive by hand after piercing the metal. The close fit prevents the eyebrow itself from dripping onto the window.
There really is no need for the bottom screws on the ends to have wood backing. Just screw into the metal and only lightly snug them up so you don't strip out the metal. I do it all the time and so did the factories.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...