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Old 08-05-2016, 07:25 AM   #1
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74-77 Argosy Drivers Side Fixed Glass

I recently acquired my classic 28 Argosy in really good condition with low millage however, most of the window gaskets are pretty hard after 40 years and require replacement. I haven't had any difficulty finding the necessary replacement gaskets and I'm an old hand at riveting but, I need a driver's side fixed glass window and I've been a day late wherever I've called (i.e. Airstream Supply in UT, Hause's in AK, 5 Star RV in CO, etc.). So, can anyone help me in my quest for a new or used window?
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I recently acquired my classic 28 Argosy in really good condition with low millage however, most of the window gaskets are pretty hard after 40 years and require replacement. I haven't had any difficulty finding the necessary replacement gaskets and I'm an old hand at riveting but, I need a driver's side fixed glass window and I've been a day late wherever I've called (i.e. Airstream Supply in UT, Hause's in AK, 5 Star RV in CO, etc.). So, can anyone help me in my quest for a new or used window?
The cab windows (both fixed and sliding) are the same on all Argosy and Classic models (from '74 to early '90s) but have been unobtainable for quite some time. You only have two choices, replace with plastic (there are several posts around replacing on the forum) or try and find a window from a unit that is being taken apart for spares. If you can find a used one expect to pay $450-500 for that one window.
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Yes, I've looked into the lexan and polycarbonate plastics as an alternative and as a practicality it's probably better than the original safety glass. My glass professional says that the safety glass becomes increasingly brittle over time and thus is extremely sensitive to even minor impacts and flexing, which is what happened to my glass when I was removing the frame to rebuild the window with new gaskets. It was the first one so, I was new on the learning curve and have been very careful with the others. I don't really have the time to wait on finding an original and removing and replacing the window is labor intensive so, I only want to do it once. Thanks for the response and I'll keep pressing forward.
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