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Old 11-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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'65 Tradewind Window Repair

My husband and I are in the process of repairing our "new" '65 Tradewind. Currently on the agenda is: fixing rusted rear frame, removing inner skins to install new insulation, and next- fixing two broken windows.

I'm looking for suggestions on replacing two broken windows- the PO had poorly replaced these with plexiglass. Both are now cracked, and the frame itself is falling apart- the slots that hold the glass in place are detached... it's really a mess.
I really want to do this right...

Has anybody went through this process? Any tips specific to the '65? Best resource for new glass? (from what I've gathered, inland RV seems to be the place)

Thoughts are much appreciated!!!

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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Which windows are you replacing?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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My husband and I are in the process of repairing our "new" '65 Tradewind. Currently on the agenda is: fixing rusted rear frame, removing inner skins to install new insulation, and next- fixing two broken windows.

I'm looking for suggestions on replacing two broken windows- the PO had poorly replaced these with plexiglass. Both are now cracked, and the frame itself is falling apart- the slots that hold the glass in place are detached... it's really a mess.
I really want to do this right...

Has anybody went through this process? Any tips specific to the '65? Best resource for new glass? (from what I've gathered, inland RV seems to be the place)

Thoughts are much appreciated!!!

Pictures to follow...

Kir
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We have glass that started with the 1966 models.

A 1965 Airstream uses ordinary double strength window glass that you can purchase at most hardware stoes, Home Depot and the like.

Please post the trailer serial number to confirm the year.

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Old 08-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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I also have a 65 and are looking for replacements and repairs to the frames of windows. Any suggestions? I'm going to gut and save what I can and do a full floor replacement. Looking at what I've done so far I think that's possible without removing the shell. Any thoughts on that? Anything I should look out for? Running new water and plumbing as needed plus electrical. Anything there I should know about? Roof air will be installed also, anything to worry about here? Thanks

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I also have a 65 and are looking for replacements and repairs to the frames of windows. Any suggestions? I'm going to gut and save what I can and do a full floor replacement. Looking at what I've done so far I think that's possible without removing the shell. Any thoughts on that? Anything I should look out for? Running new water and plumbing as needed plus electrical. Anything there I should know about? Roof air will be installed also, anything to worry about here? Thanks

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The only window parts that are available, is the lift arms and the latches at the bottom.

The floor is a part of the monocoque construction. If you splice it, you will weaken the design, which is a bad idea.

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Old 08-25-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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I had a couple of my 65 frames tig welded at a local welding shop, turned out great. Cost was about $40 each!


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Cochese are you talking about window frames you had welded?
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Inland RV Center I understand about the floor, may have to remove shell to complete other tasks anyway so I can solve all issues that way. Also as far as windows, my frames are not curved so couldn't I just install house aluminum windows?
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