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Old 02-22-2016, 11:15 AM   #365
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Thank you- Finding myself paralyzed to make a decision. The first glass place I went to called me a week later and said they did not want to order glass.
SO now I am SITTING on this project.
Meanwhile we have three panels off the front.

Need to get some more ribs.
Looks like that is a question for the forum.
What aluminum strength do I buy?
I have to have them made on a brake
Choosing for a reinforcement of ribs and one was bent.
Dena
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:30 PM   #366
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Hi again, I'm sure Aerowood or one of the other aluminum alloy folks will chime in with a good suggestion. I wonder what Airstream used originally for the ribs. I never really thought about it.

Gee, the 65s were the last of the flat glass Airstreams. I figured glass replacement was easier on those trailers than the 66 and newer, especially the Corning curved glass of 66, 67, and 68. I suspect there are shops that can replace the flat glass in your GT.

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Old 02-23-2016, 08:47 PM   #367
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'65 GT 20' my winter project

The big arched ribs are bent from aluminum extrusion materials. I had to make a short section for my '63 so the rivet line on the interior skin was the same on both sides up front (my OCD kicked in). I used .032 3003 and made it using a wooden pattern/clamp to hammer it's flanges.

It's somewhere buried in my '63 thread and I can't find stuff on this iPhone app.
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:01 PM   #368
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I am still out here!

Believe it or not, I have not given up. The fifth new skin is on. I had new ribs made and reinforced where the AC mounts. All the glass has been replaced with tempered. But, the window shop LOST the frame in the spring. .I sat on it a bit and worried and worried. Posted for parts. Looked for a part. NO where to be found. Well I can pay Airstream Supply for a replacement frame. So I am doing that. I

I just posted a request for help on the dimensions and part number for anyone to help out.

She is undercover at Ryan's RV in Everett.
Carrying on!

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:17 PM   #369
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Well hi thumbelina, I was worried about you. Hope all is well. Glad you still have your Globetrotter. It's seahawk time again, you'll be out watching for those things I'm sure.

Some shops aren't very well organized and loose stuff. Putting an old Airstream back together is a BIG project, especially when one is working full time. Hey, I got an idea, retire! Then you will have more time to enjoy your hobbies. I hope you can find a replacement window.

We moved to Colorado, and I spent last winter working on the son's 69 Globetrotter. I built a new dinette that makes down into a BIG sleeping space. And I will do more to it this winter. His trailer is a "boondocker" meaning it travels some pretty rough roads around here just to get to a good fishing spot or elk hunting spot. And it isn't in the greatest of shape. Heck, one of his rare square corner front windows just up and shattered last summer. He put Lexan in it for now, but I don't know what the permanent fix will be. I guess all of us use our trailers in the way that suits us, and that's just fine with me.

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Old 08-24-2016, 03:34 PM   #370
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Hi Dena:
I've got the same windows so call me and I'll
have a look for the Hehr part number.
Glad to hear you are making progress.

As for my "little" job. I now have a mini-galley,
some shelves near the door and 3 bed frames.
1 big one in the back and two bench seats over
the wheel wells that convert in to beds. Electric
and water are in and working and have 4 new
tanks still to install. Matresses are being made
now. WHAT A LOT OF WORK!! Also new screens
and mini blinds.
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Seeking 65 Rear Window- update- April 2017 65 GT My Winter project of 3 years

Oh geez. It is a long story but Ryan's RV in Everett completely failed and bailed. Not only did the worker that was most qualified and experiences start but her then quit. Leaving replacement skins with only clecos on.
With small pop rivets it was put together and slowly driven back to my house.
Current state photos are on https://www.facebook.com/GlamperGirl/

Many, many people have been incredibly helpful. I was close to parting her out. I am going to persevere and carry on.

Michael Vallen is coming up to help me with the skins and get all the windows in.

Someone absconded with my rear Hehr window. I am working with the gentleman that made my ribs to see if he can make a back frame. The front frame i bought.

Moving along
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HI David! I will go check your posts for the updates on your sons GT! If you are on Facebook here is the page I communicate better on. https://www.facebook.com/GlamperGirl/

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Hi thumbelina: You made it through the winter! Me too. Years ago I took my 67 Alfa Duetto to a small shop for a paint job. Developed into a horror story, maybe like your trailer. The shop tore my car apart and left it unfinished and a big fat lien against the car. I had to hire a lawyer.

I did work on the son's Globetrotter this winter. I installed a new black tank, toilet, and fridge. I also built two new bulkhead walls, and installed an new laminate floating floor. So we are making progress from what it was. It needs more work, but it's time to go camping.

I don't do Facebook, in fact I don't think I've ever been to that site. How's that for being very old fashioned?

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Someone absconded with my rear Hehr window. I am working with the gentleman that made my ribs to see if he can make a back frame. The front frame i bought.



Moving along


If you can find a local Airstreamer with a '50's trailer, get your guy to copy the window frame. It won't be a perfect match but it's possible to build one from aluminum sheet. You probably will need to adjust some dimensions but at least it's a good starting point.
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I forgot that you that you are in the Seattle area. I'm up in Abbottsford right now. Been here since 24 March. I didn't bring any tools up with me however.
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