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Old 01-05-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Front door window replacement resource for 1985 31ft Sovereign

Well, thanks to the help provided here in response to my last question regarding batteries, it is now time to move on to replacing the shattered front door window of my 1985 Sovereign. Any recommendations for a reputable resource in the California area?
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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Window installation tips

Looks like Inland RV is the best bet for window replacement materials, plus a rivet gun. Does anyone have any tips for removing/installing a fixed door window and/or solid hinge window? Any advice is welcome. (I can see the lessons here have just begun!)
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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The entry door window is held in place with buck rivets and can be removed by drilling those rivets out, then install the new window and frame with the same buck style rivets.
The hinged windows on the front/back and sides are referred to as a "glass & sash" they can be removed by removing the lift arm mechanisms then elevating the window gently past 90, the window will drop out of the mating hinge. re-installing is the reverse, but easy, stop if you start to feel resistance at the hinge and re-position it or you'll pop the hinge of the frame.

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Old 01-08-2014, 12:42 PM   #4
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Thanks Greg for your help here. I'll admit, you make it sound quite easy....hopefully the installation will go smoothly.

Have a great day!

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Old 01-08-2014, 12:47 PM   #5
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Hi Greg,

A quick question if I could, from the help I've hired to get this done:

Are the buck rivets removed by drilling them out from the face?, or from behind by grinding them out.

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