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Old 01-26-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Broken front window, 1976 Tradewind

Hi, is there anyone that can coach me on changing out the front window on a 1976 Trade wind? The frame is fine, it is just the safety glass that has shattered. Also, door has a bend outward, likely from someone trying to break in.I am thinking of heating the area with a torch and wedging it back into shape. Any and all ideas are much appreciated.Thank you
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..I am thinking of heating the area with a torch and wedging it back into shape. Any and all ideas are much appreciated.Thank you
I can't help you with the window, but I strongly caution against using any torch for the purpose of straightening aluminum. Aluminum does not behave like steel (turning orange/red) and will simply vanish before your eyes if too much heat is applied. Heat can have other affects on the material depending on the material grade and temper.
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The window is replaced as a unit frame and all .

Inland RV Center - The Nations Leading Expert in Airstream Innovations has them listed at $195 they also list the stone guard for $385
Airstream Supply has the window unit for $140
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