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Old 05-11-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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1961 Window Leaks @ top?

Working on making my 1961 Overlander water proof before installing flooring... But have discovered some wierd leaks at the TOP of the window. Seems wierd!! Anyone have words of wisdom?!! Any advice on sealers too?? This is our first project - I have the Herh Hallmark windows. THANKS!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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I'm giving this a bump as we also have old Hehr windows. A better description might help, weird is kind of generic. Have you tried the hose to see where its coming in. Loose or unsealed rivets or actual window seals ?
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:07 PM   #3
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I struggled with leaks on mine. Then I sealed the around the rain gutters (or whatever you call them) over the top of the windows with Tempro. I haven't noticed a problem since.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:05 PM   #4
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I will try the hose... and try to be more specific... and maybe a picture. I will check the windows and the gutters... Did not think of that...THANKS!
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:09 PM   #5
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1+ to what Thalweg said. I had minor leaks onto the interior surface of both my front and back windows - none at all since I sealed the eyebrows above the windows with Acryl-R.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:40 PM   #6
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One of my street side windows leaked like a sieve.
I sealed it, put in a new gasket and it still leaked.
Very frustrating to say the least.
When I removed the TV antenna from the roof and patched the hole left by the antenna my leaky window quit leaking. And has never leaked again.
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In my experience ANY of the end cap seams can cause the window to leak. I sealed my entire endcap before the leaks stopped. I think what happens is the water runs down the seam and exits at the window. Good luck!
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I struggled with leaks on mine. Then I sealed the around the rain gutters (or whatever you call them) over the top of the windows with Tempro. I haven't noticed a problem since.
Hello Thalweg,
I am struggling with the same problem as you guys, sealed top window frame replace dripcaps with putty tape and sealed dripcaps on top of, but still leaking waterClick image for larger version

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Working on making my 1961 Overlander water proof before installing flooring... But have discovered some wierd leaks at the TOP of the window. Seems wierd!! Anyone have words of wisdom?!! Any advice on sealers too?? This is our first project - I have the Herh Hallmark windows. THANKS!!
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One of my street side windows leaked like a sieve.
I sealed it, put in a new gasket and it still leaked.
Very frustrating to say the least.
When I removed the TV antenna from the roof and patched the hole left by the antenna my leaky window quit leaking. And has never leaked again.
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