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CF windscreens

Dear Bedford forum folk... I'm fairly new to the Bedford world please forgive me if this may seem a novice question...
Can someone please confirm if it is the same windscreen across all CF & CF2 models?
I'm currently in Spain - I will post my story of a 6 month roadtrip across Europe in my super CF once I'm back home... But basically I had a total windscreen implosion whilst on motorway yesterday. I have found a uk supplier who is willing to pack in a crate and ship out to me but I really wanted to double, triple & quadruple check that it is indeed the same windscreen that fits all CF models?
Hopefully someone can help out with this question..
Many thanks, Glenn
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as far as i know they are we had ours done by autoglass and the onlt question he asked was wot tint we wanted .....as i say thats as far as I know ..im sure jeffi or colin will tell you for sure .

sorry to hear this has happened to you and good luck

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all I know is the windscreen aperture is bigger in the CF2 van
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Would that suggest that they are different screens or just that it's a bigger screen rubber for CF2?!
All windscreen sites that I have found just have one screen list for CF from '69-87 suggesting it is the same windscreen...
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unless some one has the 2 different windscreens available for measurement then id say go with what's available , but id be asking for assurance that if the windscreen will not fit properly that you get all your money back.. oh dont cut the rubber either unless you have a good second hand one just in case,
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I've been reliably informed by VGC (they have 6 new screens on their shelf currently) that "The CF2 was a facelift and the windscreen rubber went from a filler type, to a solid rubber. Nothing changed with the glass though."
VGC very helpful and on the ball. Packaged in a crate for no extra cost and even arranged shipping to me in Spain. I'll confirm 100% here when it arrives and is fitted... Hopefully wil help someone else in the future...
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Glenn Dearing wrote:
I've been reliably informed by VGC ...


When you said you'd found a supplier who'd ship out to Spain,my first thought was Adrian Bailey.As a matter of interest,how much did they charge for shipping? I see from their website that the screen was £125.
I know it's a bit late but I have two screens in my personal collection & there is one in Dorset that was bought for the club.(Although the chap's not a member anymore.) I probably wouldn't have been able to get one to you in time though.

Going back to VGC,I love their dropdown search.The year list goes right back to 1 AD! So if you want to fit a screen to your Roman chariot........

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Handy!
Charged £250 + vat to ship. Insurance company very happy as was still cheaper than Autogkass all in and without a 10 day wait (& hotel) as quoted by the wonderful folk at Autoglass!
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Back in the 70's there were emergency windscreens that every "sensible driver" carried.I had one in my camper but passed it on when I sold it.


Found one on greedbay 181469789182
Actually there're quite a few.Might be handy for members to buy,just in case.

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Would have been very handy! One can never be too prepared... Unfortunately it wasn't top of my list of priorities when packing the van up to head around Europe for 6 months! Next time it'll be the first thing on the list!...
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No good to you Glenn. Emergency windscreens are very limited to speed, don`t work with wipers very well (that means when it`s raining) and are quite draughty. Probably the reason why they are not well known, or popular. Basically they are just thick clear plastic supported by steel rods. They also are `universal` which means it fits nothing, and are kept in place by the doors closing on them. They`ll get you home in a pinch, but not from Spain!!!.

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Hello all - first I just wanted to say I can't tell you how grateful i am that this post existed! I got a chip on the drivers side that is apparently too big to legally be repaired so I panicked when the insurers said I'd have to source a replacement myself.

Anyhow, I've now been talking to VGC and they're on the case but I'd imagine it's not gonna be that easy to find. If any of you have a mk1 28" windscreen for a 1979 Wadham Stringer Ambulance in your 'personal collections' please give me a shout
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the_girl wrote:
If any of you have a mk1 28" windscreen for a 1979 Wadham Stringer Ambulance in your 'personal collections' please give me a shout

Is this the flat screen,not the normal Beddy one?

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the 28" wadham stringer windscreen is a special sized windscreen and you will probably need to get 1 done as a special order , am other alternative is to find a wadham stringer ambulance thats been scraped and get it of that.


http://www.southambpres.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/WadhamStringerCoachbuilders
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Thanks chaps - it's very much curved - see photo

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the_girl wrote:
.... the insurers said I'd have to source a replacement myself.



Looking on Pilkingtons website,the following codes are given.
9309 WADHAM STRINGER AMBULANCE
9310 WADHAM STRINGER AMBULANCE MK II
Their nearest supplier to your postcode is
Quarterman Windscreens
CROYDON Postcode: SW15
Phone: 01322 294578
Email: chris@natwind.co.uk

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Brilliant - thanks so much!
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