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Old 09-25-2020, 05:47 AM   #1
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Bluebird windshield

Does anyone know positively if a mid 90s Bluebird curved 2 piece windshield can be replaced with a 4 piece windshield? Has anyone done it? I understand that the rubber molding would also need to be changed. The body looks the same visually. The 4 piece flat glass is much cheaper.
I found a, I think, good deal on a pair of curved windshields and I don't really NEED to replace mine right now. If I know for sure mine can, at a later time, be replaced with the cheaper ones I'll pass.
Has anyone recently replaced a curved Bluebird windshield, if so where and how much?
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:16 AM   #2
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from what I understand both were SPEC options.. some schools hasd a spec whjere that little pillar on the glass wasnt permitted... several of us in the bus world think it was a "darling" move.. meaning designed to allow certain bus manufacturers or bus type vs others to win bids..



I know on the bluebird conventionals the body is identical because a couple people comverted them to avoid replacing the curved windshields.. im "assuming" the All american / TC would be the same.


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Old 09-25-2020, 06:51 AM   #3
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from what I understand both were SPEC options.. some schools hasd a spec whjere that little pillar on the glass wasnt permitted... several of us in the bus world think it was a "darling" move.. meaning designed to allow certain bus manufacturers or bus type vs others to win bids..


I know on the bluebird conventionals the body is identical because a couple people comverted them to avoid replacing the curved windshields.. im "assuming" the All american / TC would be the same.


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That makes sense, I'm pretty sure the All American and conventional have the same windshield.
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:03 AM   #4
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the windshield seems taller on the A3 than it does on my conventional..


I can have my buddy measure the glass on his A3 but its significantly newer than yours (2005) so i dont know if the glass and rubber size changed much since then or not. my conventional is an 00. BB didnt change the glass size on the conventional from 81 until the 'CV' went away and replaced with the vision in 05 / 06
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The A3 is taller. Mine is 30" tall. Still doing research as to what fits.
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Old 09-25-2020, 08:39 AM   #6
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The A3 is taller. Mine is 30" tall. Still doing research as to what fits.
This link has the part numbers and sizes for the different windshields. Its part of the BB parts catalog but I couldn't upload it.
https://www.brysonsaleswa.com/File/2...6-1620e74d2834
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