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Old 07-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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'65 Overlander door side window replacement.

Well I have learned that with vacation sometimes comes unforseen accidents. My honey sat in a chair too close to the window just to the front of our door and broke the bottom pane of glass. My question is can I use any type of glass to replace the broken pane? The top portion where it is operable is perfect conditions. Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 07-14-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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I broke the same window last week, it was just regular glass. I replaced it with tempered glass. We're both lucky no one was cut badly.

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Old 07-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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Very Very true. It is a little crazy but my husband had the idea to tint the windows on our as and that just so happened to be the only window he had time to do so far. The tint and now some tape are all that is holding it in place. Did you also have to replace any seals when you did it? Where did you find the glass?

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Old 07-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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I had to replace the small lower windows in my Trade Wind. I used tempered. I took the measurements to a local glass shop and they had the tempered made up ( in Memphis) and had them the next day. About 2x the cost of sheet glass, but sill not very expensive. I did have trouble finding the vinyl insert that holds the glass into the frame. The old insert had been "gooped" up by a PO and also had gotten hard with age. Finally found some at a local hardware store that does a lot of window pane replacement. Just make sure you use new insert, it will same a lot of time and you will get a better seal.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
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The proper seals and gaskets for the window are available from Vintage Trailer Supply. Using anything but the correct gasket to hold the window in place could compromise the window in the future. There is a very small lip under the frame that the gasket goes in to, kind of a nuisance to put in but after a while it gets easy. The glass is first imbedded in a butyl tape that seals the window, also available from Vintage Trailer Supply. It took me about an hour and a half to replace the broken window and to re-gasket the window above it. After examining the window, how the seal was deteriorated, especially around the bottom, I decided to do all of the windows.

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This might help you. Restoration Topics - Window Repairs
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:29 AM   #7
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So now that its no longer over 110 degrees on a daily basis in Phoenix we have finally been able to replace the broken widow. We used the butyl tape and v\new gray plastic trim piece on the outside. My question is the gray piece is in there but not very well. Is there a trick to installing them? I want to replace them all since they are all dry rotted from the desert heat. Also does all of the windows need to have the glass removed and new butyl tape installed?

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The gray vinyl stop should be seated completely in the grove in the frame. I tried butyl tape on the first window in my TW and found that because of its thickness I could not get the grey trim to slip into the channel around the window. I took it out, cleaned all the mess off with solvent and then used a thin bead of vulkem. This worked well. The window glass could be moved just a little and I was able to get the vinyl in the groove all around each window. I used a putty knife flat against the glass to push the trim down and also a little dishwashing soap and water on it so it would slide in. No leaks.
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