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Old 01-26-2007, 04:03 AM   #1
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dumb question window removal

How do I remove the windows in my bus? It is a 1990 Thomas 66 passenger. They look to be caulked into place, but I want to make shure there isnt anything else holding them on before I try ripping them out.

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Old 01-26-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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Mine were held in by 6 screws...two in the actual window and 4 on the trim pieces around them.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:10 PM   #3
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I posted this picture a while back for Les... I'm guessing you're Thomas will be pretty much the same as ours....

There are five screws in each window, three of them you get from inside the bus, they are in the upper glass slide channels. Lower the top glass, and look in the two side sliders, you'll see a screw on each side....then look at the top of the window opening, where the top edge of the window fits into the track, in the center there is a screw (you may have to pry back the seal material to access the screw.

The last two screws on the outside....as in the picture below....

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Old 01-27-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks. I will try that tomorrow. Those screw on the outside are a PITA to get out.

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Old 01-27-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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The bottom outside screw on the windows I found to be easy to remove...the ones above them are a bear.... I think the school system has had to replace the windows on occassion. I use a drill driver with reduction gears and set to slow speed/hi torque....press in against the screw very hard at the initial pull of the trigger...that usually gets them to come right out!!
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:38 AM   #6
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On my '82 Thomas there are 7 screws per window.

- Two each on each side in the top section of the window inside the window track/frame

- The two outside lower screws (as shown in Cliff's photo)

- AND one dead center in the upper window frame pointing straight up and screwed into the header above the window.

Cliff's great photo helped me a bunch but I only found the upper center screw when I removed some sheet metal inside (the roof panels) and saw the threads sitcking up.
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I'm considering removing a few more windows on mine, so that I can place some electrical boxes in the voids. If so, I'll take some good close-up's of what and where each of the screws are so we can use them for historical reference for future requests....
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