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Old 04-02-2010, 09:05 PM   #11
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

And what the heck, here's the info about replacing the windshield too!
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:44 PM   #12
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

I believe the filler strip is only used on certain windows. Thomas bodies don't use a filler strip in the entrance door, only the windshield. I've seen mention of the string method before, but didn't remember it clearly enough to explain here. The method jkindt posted should work.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #13
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

I don't know if this would help. But we used to have an Eagle Coach (former Trailways bus). I have an article that used to be all over the internet on how to make the two piece Eagle door into a one piece. The Eagle doors were hinged in the middle (like our bluebird). I figure the basic steps would be the same. Here is a link to the page. There are no pic's because I was new to the computer when I saved the info and did not know how to save pics at the time.

http://www.freewebs.com/aluminumasyl...eeagledoor.htm
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:33 PM   #14
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

Thanks for all the info, I would weld the filler in place with the windows in but I am afraid that the seal will melt, window will break or the whole cotton picking thing will incinerate, I may cheat and take the two halves to a window place and have them remove tthe windows for me before welding... or like Smitty said protect them from slag spatter and go for it. I have tried to remove the windows and have not had any luck... they are in there very well.

Thanks Jkindt for all that extra typing .

Once I get the door done I will post pictures of it...

Thanks again for the help and wish me luck.

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Old 04-03-2010, 10:47 PM   #15
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

Post a close-up picture of the glass/gasket/seal area, and I will guide you through the removal.
I have 15 years glass experience...
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #16
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Thanks Ob1 I will try to post pic tonight.

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #17
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

I am a bad boy as I said I would post close up pics of the windows then i didn't. Oh well, just an update, I left the windows in and welded a 3"x1" tube steel right up the middle. The door then had a liitle bow to it but I should be able to get that out with out to much trouble. I have rehung the door and you can hardly tell there is a bow unless you look at the door when it is open and try to really find it. Next I willl install the R/V door handle then post pics of completed front door, I hope.

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Old 05-26-2010, 02:23 PM   #18
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Re: How do I remove the windows from the front door of my bus?

PICS, well here you go, i just didn't like the idea of a regular door knob, but I understand the security issue of it.
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pic of just the door, no quite done yet, have to smooth up some areas then paint the whole damn thing.
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