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Old 05-28-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Cockpit windows needed

Hello Everyone:

A vandal got off a shot with a bb gun through the passenger side fixed cockpit window of my 1988 325. Anyone have a lead for a replacement or source for a reproduction. I was thinking that a motorcycle windscreen manufacturer might be able to make a replacement.

This database is so large it's hard to search any old threads. Does anyone know if an old thread is out there for replacing theses windows?

Thanks for all the help,

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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Good luck finding one. Shepherd57 is also looking for the passenger fixed pane for his 85 325 after blowing it out on a railway crossing.

Glass and the mouldings around it are the hardest things to find on our MH's.

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Old 05-28-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Cockpit windows needed

It looks mostly flat, might have to go with. Lexan. Yea it sucks, and it won't look really right, but it will let you use your motorhome.

I don't know if these folks will help you, but it is something to think about.

http://proglasswindows.com
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Try here: http://www.airstreamsupply.com/Airst...Parts-C67.aspx
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:11 AM   #5
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It looks mostly flat, might have to go with. Lexan. Yea it sucks, and it won't look really right, but it will let you use your motorhome.

I don't know if these folks will help you, but it is something to think about.

Pro Glass Windows-Preformed Lexan® Polycarbonate Race Car Drag Racing Windows
I think it may be time for someone to find a supplier and have 20 made. I have found with my Dad's Studebaker friends that noneone will buy a reproduction "Just in case", they wait until the rain is coming in the broken window. So, anyone who contracts for them will be holding them awhile.

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Old 05-29-2014, 06:12 AM   #6
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Thanks for the lead. They have a drivers side.

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:38 PM   #7
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Craigslist in northern Mississippi has had a complete 1973 Argosy motorhome for sale for almost a month at $1,800. I can't tell from the photos whether the window is good.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:21 AM   #8
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Thanks for the lead. I used Search all of Craigslistâ„¢ nationwide & more - SearchTempest and had no luck finding it. That is a good idea.

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Could not post a ling from the ipad, here it is:

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I have a friend in California with a really rare, and really expensive vintage Ferrari. I recall him talking about needing a new windshield, and having had a number of glass windshields custom made by a shop that specialized in producing glass for the prototype show cars of major manufacturers. I also recall that they were not cheap, but he lives in a completely different world from most of us.

Obviously the side window that we're talking about here is a heck of a lot smaller than a windshield, so maybe a small production run would be feasible. I'll see what I can find out.

Just curious. What would any of you be willing to pay for such a piece of glass if it was available from Airstream??? $200, $300, $400, $500???? More???
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:20 PM   #11
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Inland RV Center (inlandrv.com) shows to have the sliders, it may be worth a call to them to see if they can help.....
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If you haven't found one yet, there is an argosy being parted out on craigslist in Sacramento. Not sure if they will work, but worth a try.....

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Just curious. What would any of you be willing to pay for such a piece of glass if it was available from Airstream??? $200, $300, $400, $500???? More???
Hello all!
I am looking for cockpit windows for the driver's side ( Both slider and fixed ). I have tried the Inland RV source, but they told me the website side windows they have listed online are actually windshields and its a misprint !!! Trailer supply has the driver's side but I am having trouble justifying the price for used windows ( not that it's unreasonable for what they are and I am glad they have them at all, just want to weigh my options ). @ Streamquest I would say $295 would be a reasonable price for a factory replacement cockpit glass panel from Airstream. It seems more and more, us vintage Airstream Motorhomers are finding ourselves in need of these windows. Lets face it, they will get shot out, busted out, or chipped with a matter of time. These motorhomes are not going to find themselves to the recyclers anytime soon. I know Airstream would have sold dozens of these windows by now if they still had them available.
The previous owner on our rig went the plastic route... Looks like poo! How can we band together and get a run of production glass for these iconic motorhomes? I'm down for a group effort!
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I would think that somebody knows somebody that may know somebody that could get a limited production run done on these windows. It seems that there are more and more posts requesting help locating these rascals and the well has run dry. Knock on wood, mine are intact but sooner or later.............. You would think that somebody with an even remote connection could start the ball rolling. I know nada about auto glass, dont even know where to start a querry. I wonder who the supplier was to Airstream? I guess that might be a place to start. Does anybody know someone at Airstream to whom that question could be posed? Grasping at straws here.
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