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Old 06-27-2018, 11:01 AM   #1
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2017 FC Streetside Big Window Replacement

Without going into details, the streeside one of the big rear windows shattered. I've got a replacement panel inbound. The repair looks fairly straight forward: remove old fasteners from the broken glass, install on new and slide into place.


Clues appreciated.



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Old 06-27-2018, 11:47 AM   #2
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Glass panel is easy to replace! AS includes the metal brackets on the new glass.
1. Open window and set on third detent. In your case, remove the aluminum glass channel from the top of the frame (if it is still there).
2. Remove opening arm screw, left and right middle of the glass.
3. Lift the glass up until it comes out of the J-chanel.
reverse procedure for install
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:00 PM   #3
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Glass panel is easy to replace! AS includes the metal brackets on the new glass.
1. Open window and set on third detent. In your case, remove the aluminum glass channel from the top of the frame (if it is still there).
2. Remove opening arm screw, left and right middle of the glass.
3. Lift the glass up until it comes out of the J-chanel.
reverse procedure for install
4. Drink beer.


Thanks Vintage, that's pretty simple.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:04 PM   #4
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First praise for Colonial Airstream Parts Dept. (Jerry O. you rule). They sent a new window the next day. Real people, friendly and all business. Can I get an amen?


I was going to post install pictures but that would take the fun out of it. Putting in a new window glass is like cheating. Airstream pre-installs all the hardware. All you have to do is hang the window onto the top rail and attach the arms to the pre-installed window hardware.


If I was doing this a second time it would take 10 mins.


Case closed.


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4. Drink beer.


Thanks Vintage, that's pretty simple.
Crap! Forgot that one!
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About to do the same thing (plus the screen). Any extra hints for us? When the window arrives we just lift it perpendicular to the Airstream in order to get it into the right slot, then attach arms? (2010 FC 20-foot)

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About to do the same thing (plus the screen). Any extra hints for us? When the window arrives we just lift it perpendicular to the Airstream in order to get it into the right slot, then attach arms? (2010 FC 20-foot)

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Correct. It really is that simple. Read VintageMotors suggestion. It was a quick job even working alone. With someone to help you won't have to balance the glass on your head while fastening the hardware
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Correct. It really is that simple. Read VintageMotors suggestion. It was a quick job even working alone. With someone to help you won't have to balance the glass on your head while fastening the hardware
Thanks. The window will arrive Thursday and the 2 of us will do it. Thank goodness for this forum.
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Correct. It really is that simple. Read VintageMotors suggestion. It was a quick job even working alone. With someone to help you won't have to balance the glass on your head while fastening the hardware
Ok. The window arrived in 1 day from Out of Doors Mart. Coincidentally, a tall friend of ours stopped by just as we were starting. We had no problems. I would say that it really helps to have 3 people, one should be tall (6 feet plus). We were prepared to use a step ladder but that is sort of scary. Thanks for posting your advice. Can’t believe we did it so smoothly.
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Ok. The window arrived in 1 day from Out of Doors Mart. Coincidentally, a tall friend of ours stopped by just as we were starting. We had no problems. I would say that it really helps to have 3 people, one should be tall (6 feet plus). We were prepared to use a step ladder but that is sort of scary. Thanks for posting your advice. Can’t believe we did it so smoothly.
I'm so busted. Yours, TT
Glad it went well. ODM is a great place to business.
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