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Old 04-12-2010, 01:10 PM   #351
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My GT wings are single pane glass and the frames are for only single pane glass. I had one that had been previously repaired with Plexiglas, that was crazing. I could not find a single pane replacement without a large output of cash so I obtained a double pane frame with glass from Zep. I disassembled the double pane unit and separated the two pieces of glass, I used the outside pane, but I don't think it would matter which one I could have used. The new glass was thicker then the original so I was not able to reuse the old glazing gasket. It was in rough shape anyway. I had to use a little soap to get the glass to slide into the frame. Some reforming was also necessary. I had cleaned the internal portion of the frame with acetone before I slide the glass in to clean it. I used water to rinse out the soap after I had installed the glass. I sealed it up after it had dried out with an aircraft fuel tank sealant that can be injected with a pneumatic caulking gun. Vulcum in a regular caulking gun would have worked just as well. I did mask everything off with black electrical tape as it will go around corners well and leaves a nice straight line. I then used my finger to press in the sealant a little deeper and leave a pleasing fillet.

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Old 04-12-2010, 03:19 PM   #352
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Awesome!
Thank you so much for the extra clarification. I'll do just that to mine then too. however mine are dual pane, and missing the inner pane of glass. This means there is more space is all, I'm assuming... I will pull it off the trailer, dismantle the frame, re-shape and clean, then reassemble in the same way it was. Adding new Vulkum to seal it. Then reinstall... Sounds simple enough, but I'm sure it will get plenty messy. I'm looking forward to windows that don't leak though
Thanks again for the assurance, and the helpful tips. You've got some great experience. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:26 PM   #353
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Ohhhh, I just got it... You used the dual pane glass, in your single pane frame.... That's why you didn't have to alot for the space left after removing the interior pane....
I don't have that luxury Any suggestions of how to treat the extra space?
Should I just fill it with sealant, or try something else?
The frame now has a strange set up of an old frame that holds the glass in under pressure from screws along the interior of the frame... i think this has to have been a home done job.... Should I try to replicate it, or is there a better alternative that you have seen?
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:21 PM   #354
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What you have is not all that bad of a solution except for the screws. Just as a though, you could maybe make some plastic fillers as spacers and delete the screws thus wedging the glass to the outboard portion of the frame and then sealing it all up. I'll think on it some more.

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:09 PM   #355
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The only thing I can say is that you are truely inspiring. I have followed this thread and look forward to each of your posts and pictures of your craftmanship. WOW!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:18 PM   #356
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I just wish that I had more time to work on it, my travel schedule last year and this year are brutal.
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I'm as usuall on the road again this summer. I am currently in Mojave Ca on a herc mod. Going full glass cocpit. Not quite to that last pic yet.
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I think that terminal block adjacent to the red tape needs an additional lug, don't you?

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I thought you all went thru a major refit last year? Sheesh, and I thought my Airstream was the hanger queen.

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i think that terminal block adjacent to the red tape needs an additional lug, don't you?

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #361
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I thought you all went thru a major refit last year? Sheesh, and I thought my Airstream was the hanger queen.

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We did, but we didn't have the funding yet for the Avionics mod.

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Eight blade props, radar absorbing paint, extended range wing nacelles. I didnít know the NSF needed STOL and Stealth capability. Perhaps to hide from the polar bears?. Be safe. And bring that Herc back home to Marietta some time.

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Hi, this doesn't look like any car's dash boards / dash looms that I worked on; Where's the Blue wire with a Red tracer for the instrument lights?
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... I am currently in Mojave Ca on a herc mod. Going full glass cocpit. Not quite to that last pic yet.
Now's the perfect time to install that P3 Trailer Brake controller...
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