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Old 05-29-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Remove Hehr window 1961 Tradewind

Hi there,

This winter i was working on the inside of the trailer and replace subfloor and coating the chassis with por15, changing the axle for a european proven non electric type. Now it's better whether overhere and try to fix the outside.
The problem i want to slide out the heir window but the are stucked on a screw.
How can i unbolt the screw whiteout remove the drip caps above the window.
Hope any one has the experience to fix this issue.

Thanks Michael
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:18 PM   #2
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Greetings from Colorado, USA, and welcome to these Airstream Forums. It sounds like you have a big restoration project going on. Good for you.

I can not answer your question as I don't have a 61 Trade Wind. My 66 does not have drip caps.... yet. I plan on adding them soon.

Drip caps are a flimsy piece of aluminum over the windows. I have a set in the shop for my 66. I will attach them to the exterior skin with sealant and Olympic style blind rivets. If I were doing your project, I would simply remove the drip cap to gain access to the screw.

Let's see if other Airstreamers more familiar with the 61 than I am will offer better advice.

David

PS You are very good at English language. Also good for you.
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:35 PM   #3
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That little screw can be tough but I have gotten them out with pliers. They go into a small piece of plastic, don't loose it when you slide out the window. The lip will need to be loosened at one end and bent up and out of the way for the window to slide out.
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:36 PM   #4
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That screw is there to keep the window from sliding to the side. It has to be removed in order to remove the window. I used an offset screwdriver to get it out. It's not easy. Alternately, you can use a short screwdriver bit held in some small locking pliers.

Google "offset screwdriver" if you're not sure what I mean.

You probably realize that you need to remove the screw at the end of the drip cap, and bend up the end of the drip cap in order to slide the window out.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:08 PM   #5
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Welcome to Airforums Michael. Glad to have you with us.

Sorry that I can't help you with your specific problem.

I am so impressed with your desire to rebuild an Airstream when they are so incredibly rare in your country in addition to the language difficulties.

Please post some photos of your project.

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Old 05-31-2017, 01:02 PM   #6
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Thanks David, for your input i do have get some good tricks from the family members indeed. How you maneuver that 34'' airstream in the rocky mountains? Amazing that size, there are no campsite where that trailer fits! Thank again for your warm comment, and greets from Kortenhoef The Netherlands
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:24 PM   #7
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Thanks Dan , I will sure do post some picture , but first have to figure out how i can add some picture... Can you sent me a couple of your trailer it looks amazing , are that tinted windows? we hope to visit Virginia ever , seen some picture of Shenandoah National Park thats so lovely!! Thanks again. Michael and Miranda
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Greetings Michael: The 34 foot long, triple axle monstrosity is difficult in Colorado "switch back" turns up the mountains. I have 6 of them to negotiate pulling that trailer to and from our house. I have to use almost the whole roadway to make the turn.

I'm going to tell you a secret. Touring Dan has a 34' Airstream too!

The 24' Trade Wind is much handier. Camping in Europe is much different than in the USA. Camping in Japan is much different yet. We all get accustomed to our home countries. It's much fun to learn how others do things.

It looks like you got some better advice on your Airstream window removal project.

David

PS: It is easy to attach a picture. Click on the "paper clip" , then click on "choose file", and then click on "upload". Wal-la! The picture is in your post. Here is our 34' (10.5 meters) in the woods. Not easy, but we did it.
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