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Windows: Installed!

By February 25, 2015November 30th, 2018restoration, the bus

I (Travis) am fairly handy, with my ASE certification in engine and brakes, however I’ve never installed windows or a windshield before this. Like everything else, however, the best way to learn is to just dive in and do it!

We ordered the seals through Wolfsburg West and The Bus Depot, and after much struggle to get the rubber on the glass and multiple tries seating the glass in the channels on the bus, we got it. This is definitely a two if not three person job, and it was made a bit more difficult as we chose to use the ‘deluxe’ stainless trim around the windows. The trick to installing the seals on the glass, the trim inside the seals’ channels, and then installing each window on the bus was copious amounts of silicone lube, a lot of firm but flat handed pushing on the glass, a nylon string for getting the rubber over the channel on the bus, and then a lot of flat-handed slapping to get things to seat perfectly.

Wow, that was a mouthful. Email me if you’re confused and need further explanation ;).

Anyhow, installing the windows was a new experience but we got it done (and done right!), and are happy to be rolling!

*I almost forgot about the huge task of taping off everything inside the bus and spraying the headliner to bring it back to white. I’ve only got one picture of this (in the gallery below), but it was a beast of a task. We took care of this before doing all the windows!