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Old 07-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hi My name is Vicki
I own a 1969 Caravel. It has some dings and dents and the inside needs to be redone. Mostly original. Major things I will be looking for Water heater, Refrig. and the three front glass windows which from what I've read I won't be able to get glass replacements. So I'll be looking for help on how to install some Lexan.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to airforums.com, Vicki! You came to the right place to get advice and information on how to update your trailer.

Would you care to post a few photos of your Airstream for us to see?

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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My brother bought my 69 Caravel and now has it in Monterey. If you want some info...etc...send a PM and I will get you two together. I had him buy some spare front windows a couple of years ago.....
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:15 PM   #4
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Vicki,
Welcome to the forums.

The wing windows on the 69 are unique. The windows for the 70's (same body style) are different and are not interchangeable. Unfortunately because they only used this window in 69 the cost is much higher then the 70's windows. You can see the different windows here.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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The windows on my 1970 Caravel are the same as the 69 without the lower curved section. They don't look like the 1970 windows on the site you referenced. On the vintage airstream Caravel picures in their archives, they are like the 69 also. I wonder if there is some misunderstanding here because the linger trailers from that year used the radiused windows. I need a new outboard wing window. I'd love some glass but I'm starting to lose hope.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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Renovating Wing Windows On 70’s Airstream

Here is a link to a detailed description of the process of removal, freshening and reinstallation of the wing window.
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1969 was a cross over year. From what I have learned there were two styles of these wing windows....a "D" type and a squared off type. From here on...your on your own. Make sure its for a 1969.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:52 AM   #8
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Hi, Thanks for the welcome. I'll post some pic's soon.
If you go to the detail about the 69 window offered on OODM it shows the correct one for the 69. Just can't see spending $425. for a lexan window. I'd rather have the glass. When I bought it back in 2004 the windows had been broken out and the vent covers on the roof were missing. I put lexan in the windows and new vent covers on just to keep the water out. I heated it up the lexan to bend it to fit in the frame. Kept the water out so far. I've just started to work on it again.
Yesterday I pulled the refrig out, was no longer working. The frame it sat on was all rusted out and the floor under it rotted. Does anyone know what the black, red, blue and green wires are for that are in the cabinet above the refrig?
Now I'm debating tearing out all the interior, most of it is in good shape, or just fixing the refrig area.
Well that's it for now.
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