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Old 04-05-2017, 07:00 AM   #15
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What the heck, it works for 200 MPH race cars. Should work for a 60 MPH trailer.
Nice clean install.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:22 AM   #16
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My Overlander came to me with a flat sheet of Plexi in the front window. After 6 years of owning it I am going to replace it with Lexan. Glass may be cheaper but the Lexan won't break. I only had a leak once with the plexi in a very strong rain storm we had to drive through. Lowes carries the Lexan.
I used 3m trim seal to glue in a side window to the aluminum, that stuff works great and is easy to use.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:38 AM   #17
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Lexan source

Besides Lowe's, another great source for Lexan is Aircraft Spruce. They have a wide variety of thicknesses and sizes.

Just be careful cleaning. Both Lexan and Plexi scratch easily.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:05 AM   #18
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Use UV resistant lean. Otherwise it will yellow after a few years.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:30 AM   #19
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Me too

Glass front window on my 67 Overlander shattered during the delivery (while being towed by the PO). Replaced with 1/8" Lexan so no need for a rock guard. Works great.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:21 AM   #20
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I like that..also your external AC unit.
could you measure the Lexan and let me know the size? My current plexi was badly cut and hard to tell the correct measurements.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:47 AM   #21
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Official dimensions

Since the glass was shattered it was hard to get an exact measurement, so I went to Inland RV's website and used their glass dimension of 39" x 20-1/2". I think 20-3/8" would have worked better.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:46 PM   #22
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Hi Jarjop - I have a 75 Argosy that's missing the curbside curved window. Do you have any further details on how you replaces the window with Lexan? How did you cut it to fit, how did you secure it, etc. I am a total newbie so any help is appreciated!
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:29 PM   #23
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I'm in the same boat with a '78 27 foot Argosy.

Need to know if outside rivets come off or inside ones....

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Old 06-12-2017, 04:46 PM   #24
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Lexan window

I did the same for my driver's side wing window on my 69 Overlander. Went to Home Depot and bought a sheet of Lexan. I , removed the window frame and it came apart with some small screws on the corner. I traced the window size allowing some extra to fit into the frame. I used a bandsaw to cut the Lexan to size then slide it in the frame and sealed it with silicone caulk. I put t back in with rivets.

Total cost about $27. I also had to buy a rivet removal tool on-line that you need to drill out the Olympic rivets holding in the frame.

I have since then installed a rock guard.
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So you removed rivets from the outside?
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Yes, you need to get a rivet removal tool for the Olympic rivets.

If you go on line with Amazon, type in "rivet removal tool" you will see it. It is really the only way to get the rivets out without a great deal of hassle.

It is a tool that is good to have owning an airstream. I have used it many other tines on other parts of the airstream.

There were 50 rivets holding in the frame. I pop riveted the frame back in after rather than working with Olympic rivets. It doesn't look like the original, I just put a dab of sealant over the pop rivet.

My airstream is 48 years old and you can't fuss over every little detail. I just want it functional and weather proof.

After I get this posted, I'll get the link for the tool and send another post.
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Thanks John! Are there different thicknesses of Lexan? Or is it all the same?
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:41 AM   #28
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Like I said, you can get it from Vintage Trailer Supply, or just do an internet search and find the best price, although I think Vintage TS has the lowest price.
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