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PNW_Steve 08-05-2016 12:24 PM

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

BusFiend 08-05-2016 12:33 PM

You mean a separate window above the windshield or replacing the windshield with an arched variety?

PNW_Steve 08-05-2016 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BusFiend (Post 157885)
You mean a separate window above the windshield or replacing the windshield with an arched variety?

Separate, above the windshield.

BusFiend 08-05-2016 01:12 PM

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!

slaughridge85 08-05-2016 04:29 PM

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.

PNW_Steve 08-06-2016 02:51 PM

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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