Well, with all the negative feedback I've gotten on the window covering idea I'm thinking of just replacing the ones that are cracked with some sort of "blank", maybe a plastic sheet covering treated plywood?
Also, does anyone know how to get the moisture out from in between the double pained windows? I read about the two iron thing, has anyone actually done this?
The only effective way I have found to get the moisture out was to replace them! FWIW!
Now 2 things come to mind. One is that there are many of these buses out there being parted out and should be readily available.
ABC sells used parts and has a location in FL (Winter Garden) and TX (Grand Prairie) or Call Dean Gregor @ 1-800-222-2875 ext. 156.
Nick @ Nimco 800-526-8055
Luke @ US Coach 888-262-2434
Sam @ Caylor Supply 785-878-3405
Bryce @ KY Lakeside Travel 731-885-7460 (
and I'm sure of more.
Also how about getting what ever type of material you want to use on the outside and putting it in the window frame and shimming it from the inside or using thin plywood as a backing so it fits the frame like the original window?
I know someone who did this and it looked very sharp! (Not completely smooth like skinning the whole side, but very nice and functional!)
Also I know a guy who left the windows in and used thin sheet metal on the outside of the window frames riveted in from around the outside!
Personally I'd go ahead and skin over the desired openings, but then again I don't have a conversion yet! (just 7 seated coaches!)