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posted 04-20-2017 11:40 AM
Hello,
I've got a 1973 25 footer with the small windshields.
Mine are both good but I did do some research just in case.
I found these on as replacement for the 62' & up Bluebird Bus.
Center dimension is right. Haven't inquired about availability so it may not be an option.

http://westernbus.com/wp-conte.../05/QRG-07-Glass.pdf


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http://www.customcarchronicle....m-cars/custom-glass/

and here is a illustrated DIY on doing it on a car...so for those inclined---"how hard can it be???"


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http://www.mariahownersclub.co...indshield-100-a.html

Make Your Own Curved Windshield for $100


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Originally posted by Doug Smiley:

and here is a illustrated DIY on doing it on a car...so for those inclined---how hard can it be???


Are you kidding? Read the article.. you have to make a PRECISE 3D CURVED pattern out of wood and fiberglass, find a CUSTOM GLASS maker to build a furnace proof steel frame, then heat a glass blank in a furnace to let it sag on the frame, then cool it extremely slowly to avoid cracks...

It would take MANY hours to make the pattern. The custom glass would be a couple thousand dollars at least for the furnace support and heating. OK for an exotic custom restoration but hardly an amatuer project.


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Originally posted by Doug Smiley:
http://www.mariahownersclub.co...indshield-100-a.html

Make Your Own Curved Windshield for $100


This is a reference to BOAT windshields using PLASTIC. Road vehicles must use DOT approved safety glass, more like the previous guy did. nono


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Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Doug Smiley:

OK for an exotic custom restoration but hardly an amatuer project.


I was supposing a guy, in the dead of winter just sitting around bored,
needing something to do... could add this to all his other hobbies...Smiler


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You're right Doug! ROTFLMAO
Actually I have made curved windshields from plastic before for the many times we broke the windshields on snowmobiles. When I was a kid they were real brittle in the cold! Just can't use em on cars. Heated them in the oven

As for the glass that's a lotta work. Mechanic


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Steve, educate me please teacher. What is the difference between a "cuved" windshield and a "curved" windshield?
 
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It's a typo. And the OP was Doug, not Steve. So, not even worth mentioning.


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OP

Other Person? or Original Post? or.... Help me out here Rusty. What are you talking about?

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Kevin ,
I would assume the "OP " in Rusty's post means original poster .
But , We all know what usually happens , when things are assumed . Cool
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According to Bob Seger, "smokin' OPs" referred to "other peoples" stuff... ROTFLMAO


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On curved windshield replacement, check out some of your local school buses. They use two pieces of flat glass. A friend of mine has a DAF bus (one of two imported into Canada) and glass became no longer available. Was able to make two flat glass pieces and lots of windshield putty to fit. Looks great.


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