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Old 06-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Windshield Replacement

After spending the winter in TX, we have come back to discover the little crack in the Bus' windshield has turned a rather large crack. Big enough we have to replace it. We have the 4 piece type (all flat glass). Any ideas where we might get a replacement? I was thinking that a good glass dealer could order us in a sheet of safety glass. Or would we need to go to an auto glass dealer? I've search for this but am running out of battery life (currently using my cellphone as a modem... it kills my battery in a very short time). Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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Re: Windshield Replacement

A glass place can cut it but you may want to check out some bus parts places, they are relatively cheap on flat windshields. Ive used TAC bus parts quite a bit. DOnt have there number handy but do a search in yahoo and you will find them.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: Windshield Replacement

I think you mean laminated, safety is for the sides.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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Re: Windshield Replacement

Thanks for the info. Today I'm on my daughters wifi network by swiping my other daughters wifi antenna . So I can give my poor cellphone battery a rest. BTW, I do not have safety glass in the sid windows of my bus. I know because we have a broken out window with very sharp pieces.



On edit: I just checked the TAC website. I think $133 is a good price for the windshield. I was really expecting to pay more (plus big shipping bill). When it cools off this evening, we'll have to look and see what is involved with getting the windshield out and reinstalling a new one. But got lots of other things I need to do before working on the windshield. Like vacuuming all the mouse nests (and dirt/dust) out of the front of the bus (several mouse nests in the dash where the duct work is, need to replace some or all of the duct hoses while I have the dash tore open).
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Re: Windshield Replacement

You can cut windshield glass, it is laminated regular annealed glass. Tempered (which is used on the sides) cant be cut after it is tempered however, you can have a replacement piece cut and have a glass shop get it tempered, no big deal either way. So if someone told you that he is wrong, any glass company can do either one in flat glass, laminated in house and tempered is cut in house and sent to the supplier to temper. I had a side door glass cut (was laminated) out of a transit bus that cost me $80 and was alot smaller than a windshield. $133 is cheap, just see what shipping is.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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The local BlueBird dealer quoted me $137 to my door for the drivers main window. It might be worth your time to call an authorized parts dealer just to see what they can do for you.
Looked up an authorized dealer... found one east of Albuquerque (a mere 114 miles). we'll try there first.
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