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12-26-2018, 06:22 PM
Tom and Julie
Barth Windshields
Many Barth owners know the windshield glass carries an i.d. of W130 and W131 and that it was used on an early 1980's GMC Cabover trucks. We just discovered it is also original equipment on 1950 and 1951 Buick Coupe and Sedans. Available through some antique glass companies, including Auto City Glass.


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
12-31-2018, 10:38 AM
Gary Carter
Which Barth? I had a '50 Oldmobile (same body as Buick) and nowhere close to 8' wide or 3' high. Might have been one of the class Cs.


'92 Barth Breakaway - 30'
5.9 Cummins (6B) 300+ HP
2000 Allison
Front entrance
01-01-2019, 07:15 AM
Tom and Julie
They are two panels, left and right on the Euro and our '93 Regency wide body. A flat 6" piece goes in the center for the 102" wide coach. If you use the W130 and W131 they say these fit.


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
01-01-2019, 08:58 AM
Kevin
Tom I think Gary Carter is referring to this statement.
quote:
We just discovered it is also original equipment on 1950 and 1951 Buick Coupe and Sedans.

I am confused also that cars are not as wide as a Barth.
01-02-2019, 08:28 AM
Tom and Julie
I am also confused but the vendor lists the windshields as W130 and W131 that are the exact description of those on the Euro and our Regency. When I replaced one side of the Regency in 2012 Binswanger Glass installed these same ones. Sitting side by side they are identical. As to the Buick in 1950 I have not seen one but they say these are original equipment and are available. I will be replacing the Euros so we shall see. No sense removing the old ones and installing new rubber gaskets and then putting fogged old ones back in.


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
01-02-2019, 09:29 AM
Steve VW
Good luck with the replacements! Having sold the Regal I don't need them any more but it is good to know they are still around. I was going to replace them on the 86, ordered and got the pass side for about $200 a couple years back. I gave it to Alan when he bought the coach.

Did you find a source for the rubber gasket? The PO of the Regal gave me one and I passed it on also.


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
01-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Tom and Julie
Belay my last! Rusty knows what that means. I called the advertiser and learned that the glass industry reuses the standard descriptors for windshields about every ten years. So the W130 and W131 that described the 1950 cars was reused in 1980 for a completely different glass. I ordered the 1975-85 Chevrolet/GMC Astro Truck (not van). Both are available (at least here in Texas) for $278.50 plus tax each. We need to keep a look out for some recent new application for the W130 and W131 windshields that will not fit.


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
01-02-2019, 06:53 PM
Duane88
Did you find a source for the rubber gasket? The PO of the Regal gave me one and I passed it on also.[/QUOTE]

I have ne never seen the cross section of the extrusion, but Amazon has a bunch of locking windshield seals one might be the same.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-...rubber+molding&psc=1


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
Picture by Kevin
01-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Tom and Julie
Steele Rubber Products lists one that has the center vertical piece molded into it so there are no leaks, but they want over $300 for it.


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
03-26-2019, 07:02 PM
Barth_Vader
My local glass guy did the windshields in my 85 regal and yes the molded gasket is pricey. I think I paid about the same cost. I had to do alot of prep work before I had them replaced. Getting ready to do it all over again in the 86 I got from Steve.
07-19-2019, 05:47 PM
Kim Renfroe
when we bought our 1998 Barth last year....the windshield had just been replaced. On our cross country trip to bring the Barth home we encountered heavy rains. The windshield leaked to the inside in a steady stream. It seams as if the seal is not correct. We have the center wide glass that is original. we called the company about it and they said, "sorry, warranty is for original owner who had the work done." We did a quick fix with duck tape.......an estimate to "reseat" the windshield was $1200!! Any suggestions out there?
07-19-2019, 07:07 PM
Marvin+Doris
For our semi truck we asked at the local truck dealership who does their work. A glass shop came to us, $250 new windshield and install included. Try to find a local shop. $1200 is a RIPOFF.


1999 Bluebird Custom 33' 8.3 Cummins diesel pusher
2002 Toyhauler w/7.3 diesel
Former owner 1989 Barth Regal 25'


07-25-2019, 09:16 PM
GirlsinpantsTour18
I had a hard time finding a gasket for my '77. Ended up spending $450 from RVglassspecialists. The first installer shredded the rubber. New installers got the drivers side in but had issues with the passenger lower corner, They put the glass inside with the curve downhill I fixed that and I stepped on it and broke it! $700 for a new piece shipped from the same company . Had it installed this morning and am almost happy with the job. :-(. The new steel top support, shelf and flange that hold the glass was perfect thanks to my talented fabricator. About $2500 later, I now have windshields back in and regret not putting new in the drivers side too but it would have been another $450. Crossing my fingers it doesn't leak after I let it cure a few days.