CRL Mercedes-Benz Metris Van Windows 2016-2023
|CRL windows are configured to fit within the Metris Vans OEM Outer Body stamping and provide a customized OEM look. .T-Vent has a T-Handle to open the glass like a canopy to allow airflow, and the Vent features a detachable screen.|
|What's needed to Install it?|
No additional products are required for installation.
|How will I install this window?|
**Windows do not replace the factory window; Blank Panel only
Metris Van Windows
You will need to create a template to install the Metris Van windows, as they are not true to OEM Stamping like other models. To make a template, you can use the aluminum framing on the backside of the window or the clamp ring. We will have illustrations of using the clamp ring. Be sure to use the clamp ring's edge that matches the window's aluminum frame edge (the aluminum frame that goes through the wall).
Ensure that the clamp ring is taped shut, as it has an opening.
You will then trace your template onto the cardboard box sharpie, black marker, etc. you do not have to think of a title as you want to try and be as precise as possible.
After you have drawn out the pattern on the cardboard, it is time to cut it.
Once your template is created, clean up any rough edges, and we will place it on your van. You will want to measure out for placement to ensure you have your template where you want it to be. To hold the template in place, you can put screws through the cardboard to maintain it, have a partner hold it, or use tape. In our photo, we used tape. Be sure to tape the template in place on the temperate areas so those are easy to draw in your line later.
Draw your template onto the wall of the van.
Once you have drawn your pattern onto the van wall and are happy with the placement, you are ready to cut. Reciprocating saw, skill saw, disc, nibbler, shears, etc...
Once your hole is made, dry fit the window to make sure the window fits into the hole. No adjustments or extra trimming are needed. You can add a clear coat or paint to the cut edge if you are good. It's not necessary, just a precaution.
Now time to install the window. Before putting the window on the van, it's best to go through and make a small pilot hole in all the locations around the trim ring. That way, you do not get rounded heads of the screws when tightening the window.
Put the Window in place from the outside Van, allowing the aluminum mounting frame to extend through the hole in the wall. Place the clamp ring from the inside. Most vans will have the split on the bottom. With one person holding the window in place on the outside, the other can start to screw from the inside generally, beginning with the two at the split in the trim ring to have that lined up, then top and around. You do not want to tighten once all screws are in place entirely; you can then go back around and pull them. Be sure to tighten evenly around for proper seal.
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