Glass Question

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Glass Question

Post by Tanner on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:33 pm

I need to have some glass cut for the rear hatch on my '78 bus/fire truck project and also two side windows. I no longer have the rear hatch glass that came out of it and the two side windows are smaller than the originals because the bus was cut and rewelded to look kinda' like a doublecab (See "What did you do to your Volkswagen today" page 6.) I need to make cardboard templates to have the glass cut. My question is: Is the glass slightly larger than the openings or slightly smaller? If you placed the rear glass in the hatch opening, would it fall through or would it overlap the metal "lip" all the way around?

If anybody has a bus or a beetle with the glass out and can check, I'd appreciate it.


Last edited by Tanner on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:34 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Tanner
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 68
Location : Augusta, Ga.
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://rt1designs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Johnny on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:22 pm

The glass is about a 1/4 inch (give or take a fraction) larger than the metal lip the window rubber goes over.


The side glass if you still have it can be cut down to fit the smaller opening.
Just take measurements and transfer them to the glass.
Or you could make a template out of cardboard of your side glass and set it in the window opening and mark out the end that needs to be cut.That would give you an idea of how it fits.

Just a suggestion.
avatar
Johnny
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 310
Age : 60
Location : Hephzibah,Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.atvw.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Tanner on Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:54 pm

Thanks for the info Johnny. I didn't think the original glass could be cut, but I have the old side glass to use as a template.

How you been?
avatar
Tanner
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 68
Location : Augusta, Ga.
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://rt1designs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Johnny on Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:23 pm

Yeah the original glass can be cut just not sure on how hard it would be to do it.The glass shop should be able to do it easily when you get the rear made up.

It's the same old thing just workin' and tinkering around with things around here.
avatar
Johnny
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 310
Age : 60
Location : Hephzibah,Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.atvw.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Tanner on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:40 am

Woo Hoo! I just found the original back glass from my '67 that I'd stored up in the rafters of my shop. I didn't realize it's the same size as a bay, but it is. That'll save me some bucks!
avatar
Tanner
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 68
Location : Augusta, Ga.
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://rt1designs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Tanner on Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:44 pm

Boo Hoo! My windshield is crap. Gonna' need a new one. Johnny, didn't you get one and how hard was it to install?
avatar
Tanner
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 68
Location : Augusta, Ga.
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://rt1designs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Johnny on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:13 pm

Yeah I got a new one.....Haven't put it in yet just got it to have here when I'm ready for it.
Windsheilds are not hard to install..even easier without the dash pad in.
Two people...dish soap....a peice of small rope...and about 20 to 30 minutes.
avatar
Johnny
Dub Nut

Number of posts : 310
Age : 60
Location : Hephzibah,Ga
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://www.atvw.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by cavediver520 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:29 pm

Johnny wrote:Yeah I got a new one.....Haven't put it in yet just got it to have here when I'm ready for it.
Windsheilds are not hard to install..even easier without the dash pad in.
Two people...dish soap....a peice of small rope...and about 20 to 30 minutes.

Unless its your first time doin it then its about 3 hours an 20 to 30 minutes... lol!
avatar
cavediver520
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 69
Location : Lincolnton, GA
Registration date : 2009-04-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Tanner on Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:25 am

I put a windshield in my Karmann Ghia and it went in pretty easy. This big bay just looks scary.
avatar
Tanner
Dub Noob

Number of posts : 68
Location : Augusta, Ga.
Registration date : 2008-07-22

View user profile http://rt1designs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Glass Question

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum