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Old 09-30-2018, 01:22 PM   #11
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Why can you not see though them? You did remove the protective cover from both sides?
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:38 PM   #12
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So a 8 yr old neighborhood kid though it would be fun to climb in the roof hatch of the bus and play. After becoming stuck in the locked bus he must have called for help. The other kids took a brick and broke out all the door windows. I got it on tape from across the street. Today I went to Home Depot and got a couple plexiglass panels and cut them to size 14x 36 3/4 and popped them in with the original gaskets. Canít see through them but theyíre not breakable.
I covered a home-made camper-top with plexiglass from Home Depot once. The sunlight made it expand, and it cracked around every bolthole. My friend worked with Lexan sheets used for kid's playgrounds. He took a scrap piece, placed it on the grass, and hit it with a sledgehammer with a 3' handle flung from over his head as hard as he could (he's over 6' and 200+ lbs) and it bounced off. He hit it again and it creased. He said use that Lexan stuff...a bit pricier though. The plexiglass I know of will not shatter, but it will break with ease.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:45 PM   #13
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In fact, the plexiglass I've used would be flexible enough to simply kick-out of the gaskets holding it in the window, maybe without even cracking. But what else can you do in the meantime?

I'd start looking for replacement glass. Wish I still had the phone number for the bus bone yard here south of Atl. He tried to sell me a whole bus, but the frame could be crushed with two fingers! He had HUNDREDS of them like this (crazy, eh?)
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:49 PM   #14
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In fact, the plexiglass I've used would be flexible enough to simply kick-out of the gaskets holding it in the window, maybe without even cracking. But what else can you do in the meantime?

I'd start looking for replacement glass. Wish I still had the phone number for the bus bone yard here south of Atl. He tried to sell me a whole bus, but the frame could be crushed with two fingers! He had HUNDREDS of them like this (crazy, eh?)
Got a name or contact for that yard?
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:01 PM   #15
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Got a name or contact for that yard?
He was advertising on Craigslist 2 springtimes ago. if I can dig his number out of my phone, I'll get it to ya....
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:03 PM   #16
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Iíll grab some replacement glass eventually. I just wanted to put something in quick and none of the glass shops are open on Sunday.
Next project. The water pump started leaking while parked. Itís next to impossible to get to on this front engine bus. All these little side projects are putting the brakes on my getting the seats out and the interior started.
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:04 PM   #17
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Wait, no....he was out East of Stone Mountain...
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:05 PM   #18
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Iíll grab some replacement glass eventually. I just wanted to put something in quick and none of the glass shops are open on Sunday.
Next project. The water pump started leaking while parked. Itís next to impossible to get to on this front engine bus. All these little side projects are putting the brakes on my getting the seats out and the interior started.
Welcome to the world of old vehicles....
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:27 PM   #19
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He was advertising on Craigslist 2 springtimes ago. if I can dig his number out of my phone, I'll get it to ya....
Thanks, maybe I can find a correct door.
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:13 PM   #20
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Thanks, maybe I can find a correct door.
My doors are just rectangular glass. Iíd imagine you can get safety glass cut to size anywhere. I think the trouble comes when looking for rounded corners or curved glass.
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