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Old 02-22-2021, 10:31 PM   #1
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Driver Window Question

Hello all,

A little while back a mentally disabled person decided to rampage in the RV storage facility I park my bus. I have replaced all of the lights, mirrors, and lenses that were smashed. The main thing that I haven't been able to find replacement info on is the driver window that was smashed.

It is a sliding driver window as I have seen most busses have. My bus is a 96 International Thomas. He only smashed one section on the outside pane. I am wondering if the best approach is to try to disassemble the window and replace the single pane, or use apparently terrible googling skills to find a whole new window?

Or maybe there are other better ideas out there I have overlooked out of frustration with my local PD doing bubkiss about this incident.

Also sorry for the sprinkle of salt, just frustrated. All help is appreciated!
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:51 PM   #2
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There was a thread here on bus junk yards recently. One was in GA.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:16 PM   #3
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Give Thomas a call, I've found them to be helpful looking up parts. Additionally the catalog you are looking for is the Accessories catalog.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:20 PM   #4
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Have you ever wanted to have a different drivers window? If so, then here's your opportunity to put in what you want. Something to consider.

I would think someone inserted that glass in there originally, so why can't someone do it again. I'm betting a local glass shop could help tell you how, or an auto-glass shop could actually do it.

I know all our school district just take the buses to the local Speedy auto-glass.

Here's a link to Lippert (hate this company, but I'll refer it for another skoolie) who has windows for school buses.

https://www.lci1.com/school-bus-windows

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:47 PM   #5
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driver windows are removable from the bus and the sashes can be dissaembled.. if its a double pane driver window things are a little trickier, if its a single pane any auto glass place can put a new one in the sash
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:20 AM   #6
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Drivers Glass :: Thomas Glass :: FS65 Driver Slider, Storm,
14 5/8" X 21 5/8"
https://midwestbusparts.com/index.ph...ducts_id=10774


Also check out this supplier. Lots of glass options.
https://orders.leedstransit.com/products/glass
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:32 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for the help everyone. Will be going full force of attack next week!
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