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Old 09-04-2003, 09:10 AM   #1
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Question '66 window part attachment

Hi all,
I have the old 66 Safari with the curved windows and those no-longer-available weird cranks. They all work and I did find a few replacements. THere is a metal/alum. plate that they sit on once you take all the screws out and get them off the window ledge.

What is the best stuff to reattache them with - silicone or something else?
They need to be waterproofed I think???

Once the plate are back in place, then the other parts just fit back on and screw into the window ledge again. Can put up a picture later if it would help.

thanks for your help.


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Old 09-04-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have a 68 which are the same window style. Not sure which window you are talking about. The ones with the cranks require double sided tape up top. You need to pull out the screw and pull the two pieces apart a bit to get the taped top to fit in and then screw it back together.

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Old 09-04-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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I read an old version of the windows here that said the 66's were held in with silicon I think.
I'm talking about those little hook-type things that keep the window snug into the side of the trailer - the metal parts. I see I'm going to have to investigate the upper part in case they decide to just fall out. Boy, that was a silly way to put them in - and using curved glass!

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Old 09-05-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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1966 windows were held in place, within the hinge, with "silicone sealer".

The hinges came apart on the 67 and 68's. That allowed double sided tape to be used.


Double sided tape does not last forever, nor does the silicone sealer. When it fails, the glass falls out and of course breaks.

We have sold hundreds of plastic replacement windows for the 66-67 and 68 trailers. The number one reason for replacement, is that the glass fell out and broke.

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Old 09-05-2003, 10:36 AM   #5
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Thanks Andy!

Will the "silicone sealer" work for the flat crank piece that lays right on the window frame?
I have those old, non-production cranks on all windows and they all work so just going to reuse since it ain't broke, don't mess with it. Just taking them off to clean them.

I'm going to do all the windows this weekend and put on the new gaskets and door gaskets I got from Inland.

I'll try really hard not to break any of the windows.

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Old 09-24-2003, 09:48 PM   #6
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66 Window Parts

I have a 66 Caravel that has the same cranks. After taking them apart I did not reattach them with anything but the screws. I do believe they are only there to keep the crank mechanism from digging into the aluminum frame.

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Old 09-25-2003, 08:11 AM   #7
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67 window parts

I just went through this process on my 67 Tradewind. I agree with Jerry, the plates are "rub" plates to protect the window frames and provide a slick surface. I used 1/2 inch # 6 stainless flat head screws and Parbond when replacing crank mechanisms. Parbond was put around the screw holes to seal against water.

I'm still trying to find two replacement brass threaded parts and one spring for these cranks. The brass rods have screws broken off in them.

Andy, I'm going to check all my windows today to assure that they are tight. Thanks for that warning.


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