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Old 08-28-2016, 08:43 PM   #15
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Sign me up for a set for my 370, plus another 8 pieces for my 325 (which is not a typical 325). Thanks for your efforts!

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Old 08-29-2016, 05:56 PM   #16
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I just checked my 74 Argosy and the slider windows don't appear to use the plastic track insert. I then checked Peanut which is a 77 Argosy and didn't see the plastic slider either. Plus I have a slider from a 78 Argosy that doesn't have the plastic slider. So it would appear that all of the Argosy line did not use the plastic slider insert.

However, I don't think Airstream changed the window frames and I wouldn't be surprised if the seal and slider components from the later models could be retrofitted into the Argosies.

I have a windows from an 86 345 that I can use to compare the frame construction to my Argosy. I'll try and do a compare in the next week or so. It would be nice to know there are alternatives for repairing these windows.

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:00 AM   #17
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I don't think my 250 has the plastic slide. It has the fuzzy schegel channel, but I think Out of Doors mart sold a better replacement product that Inland (IMHO). They also have the weep hole covers.

Out of interest, and not wanted to go off topic, but has anyone ever successfully refurbished the window handle/lock with the pillar system. Some of mine are only juts functional
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:46 PM   #18
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I am very interested in a set for my 1984 310 - thanks for taking this on! I don't think A/S was thinking 30+ years down the line when they were constructing these shiny silver tubes...
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:33 PM   #19
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Meaning for all the windows in the 310, BTW...
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:26 AM   #20
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Extrusions? ?

Since Izzy (1975 Argosy) does not have the channels, I have not seen them, but if they can be extruded that might be the best way to go. Extrusion dies are relatively cheap to make and the cost of the parts produced would be low. We injection mold, but do not extrude, but if you Classic owners can find a sympathetic extruder it might be a good route.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:47 PM   #21
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Help, need window tracks!

We are speaking of these window tracks, correct? We have need! Can someone please tell me where they can be ordered and for how much? We own a 1988 325 Classic Moho. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:53 PM   #22
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Your right, that was polish adding my 325 has 8 windows that need those channels two per window is 16 . Sorry about that. The guy making these will basically make them on a proffessional grade router. I've seen their work very good, tight tolerances. I'm impressed with what I've seen . I gave him one of my channels. I should have the prototypes next week. If they work, I'll get back to y'all and we will map out a plan I think these will be better than the originals. I don't think those channels were made specifically for that window. That little nibbled off edge was supposed to be a reinforcing for the weight of the frame. I think that these channels sag in the middle and opening up a window pushes on thee edge of the channel. When they were new, they could handle the stress. ,but as age and uv took its toll, I think that is why they break off that lip. My channels will have the bottom side of the channel a solid plant in the aluminum rail that way the rails will have strength when opening the window. That's the plan anyway,. I'll keep you informed. Dj
Hey Davejay, what happened with this?
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:18 PM   #23
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I think this unfortunately fizzled, davejay, is this project still alive?

My thoughts are it might be recreatable with some lengths of delrin and a tablesaw, haven't given it much thought yet, will hopefully be a spring project for me
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:36 PM   #24
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I think this unfortunately fizzled, davejay, is this project still alive?

My thoughts are it might be recreatable with some lengths of delrin and a tablesaw, haven't given it much thought yet, will hopefully be a spring project for me
You might be onto something with the table saw idea. Nothing says it has to be the exact shape, it just has to perform the same function. I have a strip of the channel laying on my desk. I'll have to take some time to work up a profile to get a better idea of everything the channel is supposed to be doing.

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I also thought, delrin/plastic is so easy to cut, building a custom tool of some sort isn't out of the question (not necessarily a custom table saw blade, not sure I'm comfortable with that, but making a custom router bit seems within reach)
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I also thought, delrin/plastic is so easy to cut, building a custom tool of some sort isn't out of the question (not necessarily a custom table saw blade, not sure I'm comfortable with that, but making a custom router bit seems within reach)
A modified router/shaper bit would make sense. It would likely require several different bits/profiles but even that's doable. There's a really good machinist just down the road that does work for me now and then. I've got to stop by there and have him machine some parts for my TR6 so if I remember I'll broach the subject with him.
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I remember reading one post from davejay mentioning using long zip ties as replacements....unless I am going crazy, which maybe the case after another jet lag induced 3 hours of sleep.

Still only another 12 hours on a plane later today and I will be back home!
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I remember reading one post from davejay mentioning using long zip ties as replacements....unless I am going crazy, which maybe the case after another jet lag induced 3 hours of sleep.

Still only another 12 hours on a plane later today and I will be back home!
I suppose it's possible a properly sized zip tie might work to some extent. The shape of the insert is pretty unique which makes one wonder why Airstream went to the extreme of creating that shape.

I'll see if I can't create an accurate sketch and post it.
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