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« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2010, 06:01:55 PM »

Thanks Dreamscape for the link. The guys are trying to put them in as I type. They have the driver side in, but the next one will be a bear. I will keep you updated.Keep your fingers crossed. Wink
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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2010, 06:13:11 PM »

Hurry up so you guys can get to the Palmetto Cove Rally!
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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2010, 06:22:41 PM »

Here is a pic of the gasket.
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« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2010, 06:29:03 PM »

another one with the glass in it. These guys are telling us that we could have used a universal gasket. They showed one to us, but they didnt have enough with them.
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2010, 06:33:51 PM »

I sure wish we could make it, but, its not going to happen this time.  Lips Sealed  Next step is painting and tagging. the inside is all usable at this point. Front area is finished except for building the front cabinets for the tv and entertainment area. Booth, furniture, cabinets, counter top, water, elec. lights, all in. I am really proud of it. Ken has done such a good job. I love the countertop. It is silestone, white with the little mirrors in it. Ok, I will shut up, it is just getting to the exciting part, Grin  If we just these dang windsheilds in.
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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2010, 07:07:03 PM »

I sure hope you hurry and get this done! My head hurts from learning all about your Dina! Grin

I want to see some interior pics on what you said has been done!..............Please! Wink

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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2010, 07:23:32 PM »

Paul...their bus is awesome.. They have done a great job..it will turn heads!
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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2010, 07:38:33 PM »

Thanks Rusty. It has been a whirlwind since the last of November til now. As soon as I find the cord to my camera, I will post some pics. Ken is only going to have about 3 days home the next couple of months. But, got to keep the money flowing to put into the bus.
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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2010, 08:16:27 PM »

Well, the saga continues. First one went in, and after a few hrs, second one was almost there and broke.  Angry  Guess we will be ordering yet another one. Their suggestion is to do away with the rubber,and fabricate a lip, and glue them in rather than try the gasket route again. But, it wont happen for a while, as ken is leaving, and it takes a couple of weeks to get one. So, who knows now when it will happen. So disapointing. Ken is totally stressed out.
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« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2010, 08:19:13 PM »

Ruthi

I have had a similar saga with my windshields due to my bus having been in an accident unknown to me so I did a work around -- if you are interested I would be happy to let you know what I did.

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« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2010, 05:13:59 AM »

Melbo, did you modify? Any help is appreciated.
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« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2010, 05:40:39 AM »

Did you go ahead and install one that cracked?? could tell you where it is binding or at least let you drive to another location to have the replacement installed..maybe go with the generic gasket available? just brain storming...maybe the area you install(start at)needs to be reversed?...got everything crosses(fingers & toes)...let us know solution.
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« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2010, 06:04:38 AM »

On all buses the windshield frame gets out of square I have seen it to many times in the shops of GreyHound,Trailways,Prevost and others.
They take 2 blocks of hard wood cut to match the corners and a porta power square the frame and the windshield fits and him doing a roof raise I bet the frame is out of square no matter how careful he was.
The gasket is not the problem that looks like a standard seal the model 15 Eagle uses the same seal as in the photo and fwiw a 1/16th of a inch off will throw the frame out a bunch in 4 ft


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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2010, 06:15:53 AM »

    I had never seen a Dina "up close & personal" until we visited with Ruthi & Ken the other day. The gasket is HUGE! It is thick, hard, and a 1 piece gasket that hold both windshields. The vertical strip in the center between the 2 windshields simply rest against the vertical support on the bus, it does not attach to it. If it has to be roped in, it appears that both windshields would have to be installed in the gasket, then the complete assembly set in place and roped in. With the size of those windshields, not sure how many people it would take to do that.  Jack
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« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2010, 07:22:19 AM »

Yes, they put in driver side, roped it in, and then got the other side up there, and struggled a long time getting it in, and then set it up to the frame. Almost had it. But..........  Jack is right, there is no other bus that has this type of gasket. It is huge, thick and not very giving. We have the company that did it looking into modifying. So, i will keep ya updated.
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