Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-22-2021, 12:15 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Simcoe, Ont
Posts: 27
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: 3500
Engine: GMC
Rated Cap: 8 handicapped
window removal

I want to remove one of the windows from my back door. It's down at ankle level and completely useless to me. There's no screws or mounting brackets. It's just set in a heavy rubber surround. I'm thinking maybe to pry it our with a few paint sticks. Anyone done this?

jackdebear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 12:19 PM   #2
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,981
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
I removed mine, it's super-easy. Just pick a spot somewhere on the gasket and cut into it as far as you can go with a utility knife. Then grab one of the cut ends with a pair of pliers and twist hard. It will start to come out and then you can grab the loose end and pull the whole gasket out around the window. Be sure to support the window itself so it doesn't fall and break.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 12:22 PM   #3
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Simcoe, Ont
Posts: 27
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: 3500
Engine: GMC
Rated Cap: 8 handicapped
I can see that option but I'm kinda hoping to get it out with the rubber intact and install it in the front on the bus.
jackdebear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 12:28 PM   #4
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,981
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
OK, cut through the metal all around the window with a cutting wheel, then. Then cut a hole of the same size up front wherever you're going to put it and weld the whole thing in place. I don't know if there's any way of removing the gasket non-destructively but maybe there is.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 12:52 PM   #5
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 10,196
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
If it's a 2 piece gasket , remove the round sectiion embedded in the middle of the gasket, you can then ease the gasket out of the door.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 01:52 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Jolly Roger bus 223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Swansboro,NC
Posts: 1,701
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
i had a friend that i helped change a few rear back glasses on trucks to sliding back glass and he used a guitar string.
it took a little time and some paint scrapers to get it through to start and one person in and one out with a saw pull effect and install was you put the string in seal before dropping the glass in and some baby oil water mix to spray the gasket as the glass goes in.
only helped do 2 or 3 and have never tried since because i didnt have the need.
but have thinking about it lately because i have that style gasket on a window i am thinking of deleting and although easier a million pieces of glass would take up more time.
maybe google truck back glass changeout with guitar string?
Jolly Roger bus 223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 01:56 PM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
Jolly Roger bus 223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Swansboro,NC
Posts: 1,701
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
although musigenius idea works as well because you wont have to re invent the window seal shape with rounded corners and all for a perfect fit or not so perfect leaky fit in your new location.
Jolly Roger bus 223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 02:23 PM   #8
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 10,196
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger bus 223 View Post
i had a friend that i helped change a few rear back glasses on trucks to sliding back glass and he used a guitar string.
it took a little time and some paint scrapers to get it through to start and one person in and one out with a saw pull effect and install was you put the string in seal before dropping the glass in and some baby oil water mix to spray the gasket as the glass goes in.
only helped do 2 or 3 and have never tried since because i didnt have the need.
but have thinking about it lately because i have that style gasket on a window i am thinking of deleting and although easier a million pieces of glass would take up more time.
maybe google truck back glass changeout with guitar string?
The glass will crack , but not break into a million pieces like tempered glass. I broke a couple, so I know. Guitar string would be helpful in glass that is "glued" in. For gasket type, 1/4" rope is used to install, using guitar wire can cut the gasket.
__________________
I Thank God That He Gifted Me with Common Sense
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 03:05 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
Jolly Roger bus 223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Swansboro,NC
Posts: 1,701
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
and bevel the glass ,clean the rubber for an easier install.
not to be a butthead but getting a 1/4" rope through there is almost impossible until you get smaller stuff started to get a gap i can see it after that.
please share your knowledge on this
Jolly Roger bus 223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 05:01 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 10,196
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
A picture of the gasket would be worth a 1000 words. I can't find the ones I have that would explain it.
__________________
I Thank God That He Gifted Me with Common Sense
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2021, 06:05 PM   #11
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Communist State of New Jersey
Posts: 392
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Engine: T444e
Rated Cap: 27,500
Don't know how your bus compares to mine but last summer I removed both rear windows (not door windows) and reinstalled them. It was pretty straight forward and I did no damage to windows, gaskets or sheet metal.

I think I posted some pictures of the windows reinstalled in my conversion thread "Leavuntaun - Soon" that had some description of the process. Best advice I'd give is do it when it's in the 80s or 90s when the rubber is more pliable.
Oldyeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2021, 05:34 PM   #12
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 10,196
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Here's a pic of the window gasket I was trying to explain. It has a gasket locking strand that once removed makes easing the gasket off it's lips.



__________________
I Thank God That He Gifted Me with Common Sense
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2021, 07:47 PM   #13
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Suburbs of Winterset, OH
Posts: 232
Year: 2005
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: FS65
Engine: Mercedes 6.4L
maybe use some soapy water as a lubricant.
BarnYardCamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2021, 07:04 AM   #14
Bus Nut
 
Rock-N-Ruth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Freedom Field, New Mexico
Posts: 296
Year: 1998
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Amtrans
Engine: 444E
Rated Cap: 84 pas
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdebear View Post
I want to remove one of the windows from my back door. It's down at ankle level and completely useless to me. There's no screws or mounting brackets. It's just set in a heavy rubber surround. I'm thinking maybe to pry it our with a few paint sticks. Anyone done this?
Yes. It will roll right out without cutting or tearing the rubber. Starting near a corner is best for not breaking the glass.
Rock-N-Ruth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.