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Old 08-05-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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Window (safety glass) in the front cap?

Hey Everyone,

I was fiddling around with some general design ideas (daydreaming) and had a thought.

When the right bus finds me I expect that there will be a roof raising in order. I was pondering the front cap and the thought of an arched safety glass window occurred to me.

Anyone tried this? What kind of issues/success did you encounter?

Thanks

Steve
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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You mean a separate window above the windshield or replacing the windshield with an arched variety?
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #3
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You mean a separate window above the windshield or replacing the windshield with an arched variety?
Separate, above the windshield.
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:12 PM   #4
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Great idea! I've only ever seen it done on coaches. The first thing is having a piece of safety glass cut to size; easy but not cheap. The second would be fabricating a mount. A shop should be able to do that for you. Again, probably not cheap. Then simply install the mounted glass in a pre-framed opening.

It would look wicked cool!
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:29 PM   #5
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Somebody on here did just that. There are pictures of it on a build thread somewhere... Can't remember which one though, an older thread I think.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:51 PM   #6
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I found some places online that will custom cut the laminates safety glass. The size is a bit of an issue with online vendors. I would have to make the window in two pieces.

The glass looks fairly straightforward but I have no clue when it comes to the frame/mounting.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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