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Old 04-21-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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1966 Airstream Overlander Back Window

Currently, I'm remodeling a 1966 Airstream Overlander to become a mobile pie shop in Colorado. I've been looking all over for a replacement window for the back window to be able to serve out of it. Right now, it has a broken bermuda window in there (slotted window). I love those windows for the rest of the the trailer, but it won't work for the serving window. Does anyone know where I could get a solid window that flips out that would fit and I could replace the back window? I live in Colorado and got an estimate from a high end airstream refurb place and it would be $2500 to get a serving window put in the trailer.

If you have any ideas, please help! I'm not sure where to go from here and it's delaying the business from getting on the road.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 04-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #2
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Shauna, Are you saying that the windows in your '66 A/S are Jalousy windows? Do they have louvered glass panels? Can you post a picture or two of your trailer and one of the back window area. It would help a lot to see exactly what you have. Most '66 to '68 trailers just had a flat glass Corning window in the front and rear that fully opened one glass pane on a upper hinge assembly. It is possible that the original owner of your trailer ordered those windows special when the trailer was built. It is true that a specialty shop could custom build you a service window (most likely with a service shelf under it) for a special price but I think that you can do it for much less than that quote. Let us see if we can advise you. Show us what you have to work with. Ed

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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Yes! That's what I'm saying. Obviously, I'm new to the Airstream scene though I've liked them for years. Here are some photos of the back of my airstream and the window that needs assistance.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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I've never seen that on a 66!
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #5
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Hi Shauna, You've got an odd duck! Odd ducks are fun and not unheard of in the Airstream world.

Could you do us the favor of posting the serial number from the plate next to the door? That will clear up what model year you have (as opposed to a registration year).

Ed is right that 1966 trailers all (or all that I have ever seen) have Phillips-Corning "frameless" windows on the back. So 1966 is unlikely.

It appears to me you have 1965 taillights. Those taillights were not used on any 1964 or 1966 trailers that I have ever seen.

If you have jalousie windows all around your trailer, you are likely to have a 1964 model year because they did build a bunch of trailers in 1964 with tons of jalousie windows. I don't believe I have seen that in 1963 or 1965.

Regardless of the wonderful, unique, puzzle of a trailer you have there, your question was how to install a good looking canopy window where your jalousie window it now. The way to do that would be to find a salvaged Airstream...or other trailer. There are no new RV windows made with square corners...all are radiused. That wasn't true a few years ago, but it is true today. To do an efficient salvage search, start by having excellent measurements of your rear window and get a window that is that size or bigger. Bigger windows can usually be cut down (with some effort). Airstreams tended to use some of the biggest rear and front windows, so you may be stuck looking for a salvaged Airstream. Do a quick eBay search or Craigslist search to get you started. Also, post a "Parts Wanted" request here on these classifieds and also at Tin Can Tourists.

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