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Old 10-10-2016, 03:17 PM   #191
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I hope that flat glass has enough strength that it won't break from not being straight up and down.

I also don't know how well it well stand up to the air pressure pushing against it while going down the road.

Other than that, your build is coming together really well.

I like your attention to detail and the quality of your work.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:26 PM   #192
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I hope that flat glass has enough strength that it won't break from not being straight up and down.

I also don't know how well it well stand up to the air pressure pushing against it while going down the road.

Other than that, your build is coming together really well.

I like your attention to detail and the quality of your work.

International use to have flat but slanted windshields in their trucks and Scouts.. only thing that would bother me about it would be a rock hitting it.. if its side-window style glass it would shatter rather than spider..

-Christopher
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:20 PM   #193
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International use to have flat but slanted windshields in their trucks and Scouts.. only thing that would bother me about it would be a rock hitting it.. if its side-window style glass it would shatter rather than spider..

-Christopher
Flat windshield glass is very different composition from flat window glass. Not only are they tempered but they have a plastic sheet in between the layers of glass to help support the glass.

Normal flat window glass will shatter with very little weight added to it if the glass is put in a horizontal position. In a vertical position it takes quite a bit of weight to get the glass to shatter.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #194
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interesting.. regular automotive glass flat or residential style? IO had forgotten windshields have the plastic layer to add strength and obviously so it will spider and not shatter..

years ago I smacked into the side of a semi at 70 MPH.. the impact bent the roof of my car and shattered the factory sunroof.. that shattered because of the extreme circumstances.. however it was regular autmotive glass and not residential.. and it was not windshield glass since it busted like a side window would.. that RV window he put on his bus would be similar to my sunroof? which lasted 20 years till I crashed the car.. if he used a residential window up there I could easily see where breakage could occur.. or maybe sunroof glass was thicker? I didnt check its thickness I just remember being covered in little pebbles of glass..
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:24 PM   #195
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-Big_bertha, thanks for calling it a skylight lol, i just referred to it as a window until that point. turned out better than i planned.

-cadillackid, thank you too! and there is some weatherstripping that goes tight against the window and covers the tracks all the way around. I also caulked this sucker up good. Waiting on a good rainstorm now to test, or just enough ambition to whip out the garden hose.

Cowliztcoach, all of those have crossed my mind and my main worry was actually hail hitting it but it is tempered glass from a 5th wheel that was at least 10-15 years old and must've seen a storm or two so i said F*** it and threw it in.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:28 AM   #196
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Good to know!

I didn't know what kind of glass you had put in there and was concerned about premature failure.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:19 AM   #197
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Well thanks for looking out for us cowlitzcoach! We cant think everything on our own lol.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:59 PM   #198
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Upgraded to the big time, got a new sprayer.


what a relief, both sides are primed now. Roof, back and front are left and gotta do it soon, winter is fast approaching.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:27 PM   #199
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I went to work, and my girlfriend washed and taped the bus, looking fresh and clean.


Then i came home to this.
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