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« on: April 06, 2010, 07:32:20 PM »

Well, we had another glass company come out today, and they scratched their head, stood around and discussed it, looked at the rubber gasket, and said, hmmm, I will have to do some research on this, it is really different. Good grief, did we really go to all this trouble fixing up the bus so nice, to have it sit with no windshield? Is it really freakin impossibel Huh Huh OMG  Anyone want to come here and put it in??? And if it is this hard, heaven forbid it get broke on the road, we would really be screwed!!!!!! Sorry for the rant, but this is ridiculous. Ruthi
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 07:37:38 PM »

These windshields are hard to do since Dina didn't use a lock strip and the gasket is really thick. 

The place that does mine really hates it, but they do it.  They did break a windshield when they did the third replacement on mine.  If you are on the road I would think any of the MCI service centers would do the job.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 07:40:43 PM »

Hey Brian, if it isnt too late for you, can you call Ken? thanks
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 07:41:25 PM »

somebody must carry this stuff.  we had a large rock hit us on I10 in LA near NO on the way to TX.  caught the jerk to get his plates and phone, but the insurance company said no good, they'd just fix it.  sure enough, some lady called, got the info, and called back with the specs for an American Eagle Coach.  Uh, no, not an American Eagle coach.  An Eagle Motorcoach, as in bus.  OOHHH.  15 min later she calls back with the right windshield and says she can have it shipped and to us in a couple days, just tell her where.

so somewhere, there has to be releif for you.  Have you checked at Sam's Club?  They carry a bunch of stuff!   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 07:48:49 PM »

Already have the windshield, just need a body to put it in, lol. Reckon Sam has that,  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 07:51:01 PM »

Sorry to hear of your problems. Makes me glad I can do ours all by myself! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 08:08:19 PM »

Sorry to hear of your problems. Makes me glad I can do ours all by myself! Grin

Yep, that's one of the disadvantages of buying a foreign bus that nobody in America uses. There's nobody that can (or will) work on them.

Sometimes the old adage rings true when picking a shell, "You pay now, or pay later." The cheapest isn't necessarily the best choice.

Keep searching. Find a bus repair company that does windshields. At least they'll know something about it.


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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 08:26:00 PM »

I was waiting for someone to say something like that. It wasnt a matter of cheapest. Not trying to be rude, but I get tired of people knocking it, because it is a Dina. There are tons of Dinas on the road, especially in Texas. When you live in a one horse town, everything is hard to come by.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 08:28:51 PM »

Sorry to hear of your problems. Makes me glad I can do ours all by myself! Grin

Yep, that's one of the disadvantages of buying a foreign bus that nobody in America uses. There's nobody that can (or will) work on them.

Parts is a bigger issue than finding someone to work on my Dina.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 08:36:59 PM »

What exactly is wrong with getting the new windshield installed.  I am curious as to why it is so difficult.
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 08:42:55 PM »

It doesnt install like most. It has a deep groove in the rubber gasket that it goes into, no lock strip. The rubber gasket is all one piece, connected, and each windshield goes in one at a time.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 08:51:12 PM »

Ruthi, call Central Texas Trails in Waco TX they ran the Dina before the new owner bought VanHools I bet the shop foreman can tell you the tricks to installing one 1-800-792-3304 


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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 08:56:09 PM »

Thank you, we will do that.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010, 09:10:31 PM »

I talked to Ken this evening about this and sent him the name of the place that did my windshield so Ken can call him tomorrow.  (C&J Bus Repair in Minneapolis did mine.)
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2010, 09:11:45 PM »

Ruthi,
If you still need help call "Fritz" aka Carl, he'll be able to point you in the right direction! (may even know of someone near Atlanta!)
Grin  BK  Grin
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