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Old 02-09-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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Glass replacement for Corning!

To everyone wanting or needing Corning replacement windows:

I am happy and excited to announce that Steve Hingtgen, owner of Airstream
Dreams, is now offering replacement glass for Corning windows. Rob Davis
and I turned over our information to him many months ago and we are
delighted that he has accepted the project. After extensive negotiations
with the glass company that will do the manufacturing Steve is now ready to
take orders. I myself just finished placing my own pre-order for a large
window! The prices are very reasonable, but the shipping cost is far below
what Rob and I calculated we could do it for. This is one reason we turned
the project over to someone already in the business of supplying vintage
replacement parts. Steve's business is a well run and smooth operation! AND,
as if this isn't enough, the first ten orders placed for each size of glass
gets a discount! Go to http://www.airstreamdreams.com/ for more information.

This is not something that either Rob or I benefit from financially, and
this posting is provided solely as service to those who have longed to have
glass instead of plastic for their '66 - '68 Airstreams.

Best regards to all,

Forrest McClure
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Old 02-10-2005, 01:31 AM   #2
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Congrats gentlemen.

Forrest:
I'm sure my '66-68 A/S collegues join me in thanking you for hanging in with the project and seeing it to fruition. The hobby is much better off for your valiant efforts. GIVE THE MAN A RIVET!!! TWO WINDOWS WAY UP!
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Old 02-10-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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Thanks to Forrest and Rob for helping with this. It wasn't an easy job.

Steve used my Caravel as the model to document one of the three hinge types used on 66-68 Airstreams. This attention to detail told me he planned to do it right: with proper research and a set of instructions so that all of us could benefit from the new glass offering.

My pre-order for a small window is already placed. Nice job, Steve!
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:27 AM   #4
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Forrest and Rob,

Too cool!!! I'm so glad that you two came through and that Steve can make it happen for all of us.

WOW this is just too cool.........
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:55 AM   #5
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Cool

Thanks Forrest and Rob. I can breath a little easier when working with and around the windows. I've already placed my order. This is great news...
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:59 AM   #6
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Very exciting. Now I have to figure out the hinge thing...
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:10 PM   #7
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Post Yippee for glass!

I can't tell you how exciting this is! Upon further inspection just this past weekend I discovered to my horror that I have another plexiglass curved window that I hadn't realized was there...I'll be placing an order just as soon as I go out to make sure there aren't any more that aren't glass. Thank you so much Forrest and Rob!!!!!
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Just went out and measured and placed my order for a medium, large, and flat piece. That 25% discount sure helped. Can't wait for them to be made (the installation instructions look thorough too)...
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Very cool. I think I'll keep my plexi window for now, but it's nice to know there's an option when the next one breaks.
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Old 03-19-2005, 11:43 PM   #10
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thank you for this

As soon as we get to that window, we'll definitely be ordering at least one, if not more. Such a relief to know there is an option besides corning or firing a blowtorch at Lexan!!
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:25 PM   #11
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Cool They're great!

Rob and Forrest,

Just got my 3 windows today and they are beautiful! Tremendous packing job too! Can't tell you how much I appreciate the thought of real glass instead that plastic waving in the breeze on my front window. Do you guys sell the glue to hold it in place yet or should I go to another source? Thanks again,
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Can't wait to hear how the install goes. Now that the rest of my trailer is finished, I think a glass window to replace the scratched up plexi one would be the perfect finishing touch.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:42 PM   #13
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Diane,

Good for you! I'm anxiously awaiting my piece of glass. It should be here tomorrow or the next day. I will be using black silicone adhesive sealant. But I have a type 1 1966 window. However, I think it would work just as well on type 2 or 3. I prefer black because I think it is superior in all respects to clear silicone. Clear silicone contains no carbon, becomes yellow as it ages and as a result becomes more conspicuous than black. Since type 2 or 3 Phillips/Corning windows clamp onto the glass I think some people recommend a bedding tape, but I am not familiar with that, and it appears that Airstream originally used Dow Silastic (silicone adhesive). Likely, there is a wide variety of adhesives that will work. Just be sure to allow silicone adhesive time to set up before hanging the window. The last time I replaced Corning I covered the window opening with plastic and let the glass set up in the bar overnight. I clamped the bar upside down to let gravity hold the glass in place while the silicone set up. The next day it was glued in tight, and have had no problems.

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Rob and Forrest,

Just got my 3 windows today and they are beautiful! Tremendous packing job too! Can't tell you how much I appreciate the thought of real glass instead that plastic waving in the breeze on my front window. Do you guys sell the glue to hold it in place yet or should I go to another source? Thanks again,
Diane
Actually Diane, Rob (Mr. InsideOut) & Forrest aren't the ones selling the windows...they just located & worked with the manufacturer and AirstreamDreams.com to get them made. Steve @ AirstreamDreams is the one that sells, packages them and can probably answer your questions on the other parts & glue to install them. I know I saw some info on his website about different frame types and installation proceedures...we haven't actually done a replacement ourselves, our trailer is a 1964 so it doesn't have the Corning windows...

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