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« on: January 05, 2011, 05:31:46 PM »

? is can you install the tall windshields in a Prevost XL series and do away with the 2 small top glasses, I am looking at one the guy hit a low bridge and destroyed the top above the windshields it has wrinkles in the roof from the impact the insurance co totaled it   


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 06:45:03 PM »

Those tall windshields were introduced in 2000 when the XLII came along
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 06:56:24 PM »

Joe, do you order the cap for the XLLII what about the breast plate are they the same ? Prevost are proud of their caps any other manufactures besides R&M  


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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 07:24:34 PM »

Yes you can.  Excalibur Coach does it, here's a couple of links -

http://www.excaliburcoachus.com/prevost_service/Body%20Upgrades%20Prevost%20H3-45/index.html

http://www.prevost-stuff.com/Excal-h345-facelift.htm

Not cheap either.  Maybe you can give them a call and pick their brains about the process.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 07:30:53 PM »

There was a retrofit kit for the H3 45 for updating to do away with the cross piece.

I don't know about the XL?

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 07:39:36 PM »

I ask prevost once when I had to buy the two upper glasses (they are time and half more than the lower) they said no.That said; why not? you have to rebuild upper frame anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 11:04:47 PM »

Don't think so Clifford.  The XL and XLII are way different.  Best to rebuild without the upper glass. I think they look better blocked off anyway, and eliminate leaks.  JMHO
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 04:18:49 AM »

Here's a link to a company that claims they can do that. http://prevostupgrades.com/
I know nothing else about the company. Gerry H
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 08:58:05 AM »

Isn't that Sam Walker, et al ??
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 09:49:33 AM »

I passed the deal on to another bus guy here on the board he seems to think he can jack the wringles out of the bay and roof and replace the cap he got a buy I could have sold the Aqua Hot,generator and inverters maybe for what the bus cost if it was a series 60 and B500 I would have kept it


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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 10:42:13 PM »

Yes that is Sam Walkers (no relation) .Supposedly they bought the company but the site is the same and so are all the pictures. Be ware.

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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 01:12:41 PM »

Why would you want to?!?! The double window makes it look like an old school splitty VW bus.
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 03:54:43 PM »

A signature of the older Marathon XLV conversions is they would leave the upper glass in the front cap, all 4 pieces, the 2 front and the 2 side pieces, smoked glass.

Very nice. Always shiny never paint chips very easy to keep clean much more durable than painted fiberglass.
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