Originally Posted by 69Caravel
Question: By 'window clips' do you mean the lever latch at the bottom or the top hinge? Thanks again and I'm sure you will be seeing more of me as I go through this exciting process.
I think the poster was assuming you had the frameless curved glass Coring windows used in '66-68. They had difficult to replace window clips. Your '69 has the "new" stile window and should have no special window issues.
'69 was when AS first produced the new body shape which curved in at the base and out at the belt line, unlike all those previous ones which were widest at the floor line. Windows were changed too, but your '69 Caravel has the wood interior. By '71 (the last year of the old short 18' Caravel line) the interiors had changed to tambour rolling doors and vinyl coated wood interior partition walls. I think the one you have has white vinyl aluminum interior skin, as does my '71.
For what it is worth, I have never found the AS owners manuals to be very helpful. The service manuals are nice, but after 40 years or so the parts numbers are not of a great deal of value.
Have lots of fun with your new toy. I like the 18' Caravel series of '69 to '71. Mine is virtually stock other than safety upgrades like a new furnace, and a better converter/charger to replace the old Univolt.