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Old 02-14-2010, 11:41 AM   #29
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glass is very easy to buy in just about any town. You can replace it very quickly and be back in business. I have often wondered how often window is actually broken. in the 20,000+ miles I have towed I have yet to break one. I have no rock guard to block my view right through the trailer either. I am sure someone will come on and talk about how it saved their bacon though. To each his own, just offering my 2 cents
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:12 PM   #30
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Frank: I am leaning in going with glass as well. Not sure if there are safety glass options, but glass is so much clearer, and looking straight through the trailer when towing would be great. -Tim
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:30 PM   #31
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you can buy safety glass very easily also. Just make sure you stress that the size you are giving is an exact size and not nominal.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:28 AM   #32
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one good thing the glass is a lot easier to swap out on the 64 (my 63 is a pain) so if you do have a break it can be repaired quickly. The gasket is also different, I know VTS has the one for my 63 but but I didnt see the 64 style on their site, then again I didnt find the operator on the Blaine site so it may be me! Let me know if in fact they really do have them.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:41 AM   #33
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I was at a local glass company last evening, and I ordered Tempered Glass for the front and rear windows. The smallest thickness Tempered comes in is 1/8", and the windows on the Safari were originally 3/32". However, the front and rear windows must have been replaced previously with Plexiglas, as I assume the factory used glass (single strength?), and the Plexiglas that I removed was 1/8" thick. Since the Hehr Glazing seems to work fine on the Plexiglas that was 1/32" thicker that 3/32", I am going with Tempered. I gain 3x strength, small broken pieces if it ever does break, at just over 2x the cost of single strength glass. I will confirm how it all goes back together in about one week when the cut to fit Tempered arrives. No more brownish smoky Plexi to hurt the view!
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I have heard on the forums that my glass was 3/32" but when I replaced it I found them all to be 1/8". So your tempered should be just fine. Thanks for the link for the glazing, my glazing/gasket profile is not the same as that, but good to know it will work. The new glass will make a big difference in how the coach looks.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:42 AM   #35
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Thanks for the link for the glazing, my glazing/gasket profile is not the same as that, but good to know it will work. Kevin
Kevin:

Maybe I am stating the obvious, but just to be sure. The window glass and glazing I am referring to is for the front and rear windows, which on my '64 are Hehr-Mark 12's. I have no idea what glazing one gets for the mystery Hehr side windows; although I would like to know. I do not need to replace any side window glass, but if I did, I would have to research to find a glazing that would work.

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yup, I missed the front and rear description on your post, thanks for stating the obvious. That now makes sense. I reused the old glazing because I couldn't find any new,so I soaked it in oil for a couple of months which made it a little more pliable but not much.

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Old 07-23-2017, 08:39 PM   #37
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question

I have redone and replaced all the windows in my 64 overland.
In the process of attaching and trying the control arm I find that the window bounces very violently when I try to close It? is this normal?
If not do you know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance...all your advice and comments have helped me a lot throughout this whole process...Thanks
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