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Old 05-08-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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In the planning phase for my "new" 1967 Overlander renovation. It is missing four Corning windows which are now on order. Will be replacing all the window rubber seals. I am thinking I should strip the remaining clear coat BEFORE I replace the window seals - this would make stripping the clear coat the first item on the to do list. I would rather work to make it water tight, but would hate to damage the new rubber seals. Thoughts?
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
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I have no advice, but I also recently acquired a 1967 Overlander with missing windows.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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Our mid sixties vintage Airstreams with the Corning glass and frameless windows are a challenge. Read up on the threads on replacing the glass in these windows. My 66 has "glued in" window glass. It has the one piece glass bar. The later 68s had a two piece glass bar making the job easier.

One resident expert on these windows is Aluminuminum. Search his threads and learn all about these windows and how to replace the glass. 67 was a transition year for window configuration. Be mentally prepared, as window replacement is a major project.

I decided to strip and polish before I sealed up my 66. The fresh sealant gets smeared all around and rather ruined with the polishers. It would be great if your trailer was out of the weather. Mine was, so I didn't have to worry about ruining my subfloor with moisture.

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Hello markyoung11 from Glenwood Springs, Co. Gee, I know where that is. You're in the mountains for sure.

Welcome to Air Forums and all things Airstream. Looks like you are headed down that slippery slope with your 67 Overlander. Renovating these old Airstreams is a fun hobby, and eventually they get done.

Replacement glass for the mid sixties windows is available from Vintage Trailer Supply. You better bookmark their website, as they are a great source of old Airstream parts.

I've been working on my 66 Trade Wind for two years. I'm installing a new and very expensive RV fridge. That's a pretty major project too. After the fridge, I'll install my new stove and call the thing "travel ready". It is going to Colorado the first of August.

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Old 06-26-2015, 12:50 AM   #5
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This one is different than my 1961. Polishing was dead last for that one. I did strip the clear coat from this one in an afternoon. I used some of the PPG aircraft dope to do it. Worked like a charm! Then I installed the new windows (from VTS) with new gaskets. Now just have to go back to the other windows! Soon it will be weather tight and can work on it then!
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Some folks struggle with replacing the glass in these windows. It sounds like yours went very well. Be thankful. Did your windows have the two piece "clamping" glass bar?

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