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Old 08-07-2012, 04:34 AM   #15
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Has anyone found a solution for replacements yet? I prefer not having to hack the mounting frame to make it fit. The measurement using the ruler is not exact and used only for reference. Was not sure where to measure the arm.







I need four of these cranks, with the proper buttons on the end.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:55 AM   #16
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:26 PM   #17
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Hi Melody Ranch,

I'm surprised to hear the teeth on our replacements turned to mush. They are stamped out of steel. The original cranks do have gears that turn to mush because they are diecast. We've sold thousands of these cranks and the only consistent complaint we get about them is that for some windows they do not operate smoothly but rather stutter on the way down and sometimes on the way up. I have them on my 1956 Caravanner and certainly wish there were an alternative, but without one am happy they are still availalble.

If you still have your defective parts I'd love to get them back or get pics so we can trouble shoot.

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Thanks for that.....it is the teeth on the mechanism of mine that turned to mush.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:41 PM   #18
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Thanks Steve. I would have let you know, but did not want to bother. I will send it to you...maybe figure out the problem.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:54 AM   #19
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I ordered the window operator 7 11/16, and the arm was a bit long. I experimented and cut it down a little, and it works better, but need to fine tune it. The nylon friction pad seem to ride in the track ok.

The other clear view operator on the VTS product page has the same mounting holes as the original in my 1958 Traveler. The length of it has a 7" arm. Thinking out loud... what if the end were drilled out to accept the nylon pad. Has anyone tried this?

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Exclamation Substituting the Hehr Clearview Operator in a Hehr Standard Window

It wouldn't work. The arm is too wide and it would interfere in the track... I tried it a few years ago. :-(

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I ordered the window operator 7 11/16, and the arm was a bit long. I experimented and cut it down a little, and it works better, but need to fine tune it. The nylon friction pad seem to ride in the track ok.

The other clear view operator on the VTS product page has the same mounting holes as the original in my 1958 Traveler. The length of it has a 7" arm. Thinking out loud... what if the end were drilled out to accept the nylon pad. Has anyone tried this?

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #21
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Is the arm wider than the original arm that I have shown in post #15 above? I have it ordered, and will know any day now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:01 AM   #22
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Report... Yes, Steve is correct! I just had try it myself to rule out any possible alterations to make it work.

I also need a 17" track shown in this picture:



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Hehr Standard Track

To be clear in this thread, we are talking about Hehr Standard Windows. Smaller 1958 trailers used them all around the trailer, but most 1958 trailers used them on the sides only. Hehr Clearview windows were used on the front and back starting in 1958 (on the larger trailers).

As has been confirmed, Hehr Clearview window operators do not work on Hehr Standard windows. They only work on Hehr Clearview windows (common but not ubiquitous in 1958 to 1960 Airstreams)

The little rollers on either side of the arm tip can always be replaced with the nylon friction slider setup.

The track you are showing is officially called a Front Frame Channel. It is extruded and no reproductions are available.

I know many people would like an alternative to the 7-11/16" cranks we currently sell but I can speak with great personal experience when I say they are not available from any source new. All problem solving ideas are welcome on this one.
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