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Old 11-13-2016, 02:50 PM   #1
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74 Overlander wing window cleaning

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My wing windows in my 74 Overlander are wet and dirty inside and they also leak. Is it possible to remove the glass and clean the inside or do I have to replace the whole window with the frame?
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Old 11-13-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yes! It's not easy, but I did it. I have the exact same model as you. Here's the blog post for step by step.

http://thegreatleys.com/journal/2016/2/22/2-15
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:08 PM   #3
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Or if your feeling really lucky, get a dremel tool with a glass bit and start drilling carefully. Once you puncture the window the rest will take care of itself. The inside with shatter and at that point is easily removable.


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Old 11-13-2016, 05:09 PM   #4
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The above Only applies if you are looking to remove the inner pane of a dual pane Airstream Aquarium.


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Or if your feeling really lucky, get a dremel tool with a glass bit and start drilling carefully. Once you puncture the window the rest will take care of itself. The inside with shatter and at that point is easily removable.


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I did this on our '74 Sovereign. I used a small cutting wheel in a Dremel to cut a slot in the interior window glass into which I planned to insert a screwdriver and pry to shatter the window. I made the cut, realized I forgot to bring out a screwdriver and headed back into the shop to get one. I was just about to enter the shop when I heard a loud crack and returned to find that the window had shattered on it's own. On the second window I wanted to see the window shatter so I made the cut and waited a minute. Nothing happened so I again headed into the shop for a screwdriver and returned to see that that window too had shattered on it's own.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. It looks like I have two options. I need to think about it
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:52 AM   #7
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The window does not shatter immediately... in fact I kinda felt like Wile E Coyote, just after he runs out of road and is suspended in air... you drill the hole and you wait for three or four seconds and CRACK! The whole thing goes! BTW, the window is safety glass so it won't explode, it simply cracks and you still have to remove it.


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A couple of people have referred to 'drilling' a hole, but I think making a slot with a little cutting wheel is better as you won't accidentally touch, and possibly damage, the exterior pane. I know from experience how easy it is to go a little too far when drilling and do some damage!
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There is also the option of removing the window and frame assembly, removing the frame from the glass and separating the glass, cleaning and reinstalling. See this thread
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ilm-37422.html
You can also use the google search for "repairing double pain wing windows" and you will get many other options.
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