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Old 01-07-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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'67 Safari $1500 labor to replace two windows???

I am very new to this and have just recv'd a quote to replace the back window and street side front window on my 1967 safari. I have already purchased and provided the windows themselves as well as the required hardware. The quote was just for the labor to install the windows and hardware I provided. I thought $1500 seemed crazy but wanted to check here to see if that was as far out of line as I thought or if there is a reason that it should cost that much???
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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15 hours x $100.. probably reasonable Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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If you are replacing the entire window assembly (ie, rivets have to be drilled out, new windows riveted back in place, seals replaced, etc.), then it will take several hours and time usually costs $100-$150 at RV shops. This is why so many vintage owners end up learning a lot of new skills and doing the work themselves. None of this is rocket science, but technician time is expensive.

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Old 01-08-2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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Does it take 2 days to replace 2 windows? I don't know. Maybe?
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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If you are replacing just the glass and window crank hardware, the price seems high. If you are replacing the window aluminum frame as well, it is accurate with the time it takes to drill out & install new rivets, etc..

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If you are replacing just the glass and window crank hardware, that you supply, about 1/2 hr each = $100 most.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:32 PM   #8
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To much. Even with the one curved glass corning window. Labor alone it is to much. ....especially if its just the window. The side window just slides into the frame anyway. We need more info. If your new to this and just buying...make the seller replace the windows and then check the price it will sell for. Be careful if your new to this.....there are many things which can "bite" you.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:18 PM   #9
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Just make sure it's not these guys that are doing the window replacement:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...rt-128776.html
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:44 PM   #10
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For ANYONE who HAS ACTUALLY replaced these windows (I have a '68 Globetrotter and replaced 6 windows)... not just "read about it" somewhere... I have news for you: These windows do NOT just simply "slide on/off", or "just slides into a frame".
These MF'ers are a CHORE and I would gladly bet my ENTIRE Airstream Budget (we all know we didn't buy these aluminum beauties to SAVE any money) there's not a single schlep out there who can replace ANY window on a '67 AS in 30 minutes!
I love the feedback, just be realistic... if you have no idea what you're talking about, then please, please, please: STOP GIVING CRAPPY advice.
Or, if crappy advice is all you have to give, please preface your comments with "I have absolutely NO IDEA what I'm talking about, but my opinion is..."

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Old 01-13-2015, 09:48 PM   #11
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Just make sure it's not these guys that are doing the window replacement:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...rt-128776.html
OMFG! I remember seeing these butchers... classic fails.
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I am in Virginia Beach, VA. It was difficult just finding someone to do anything with the airstream. I am not doing anything with the window frames. I am installing new crank, new arm bar and glass on one if the windows and the back window just replacing the glass. I'm sure it won't be easy but I just thought $1500 in labor was quite a bit but after reading some of the responses, they are all over the board. I'm not even sure of there is any accurate way to judge the quote. Guess this will be where I figure out if I've found a trustworthy shop or if I'm going to get hosedthx for the help everyone!


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Get a quote from a reputable Airstream dealer. I am sure for the amount quoted, you will be able to get the windows replaced, and have quite a bit of change left.
You DO have the hold down latches and the clips for them, right?
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