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Old 07-30-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question 68' GT window replacement?

One of the street side windows on my 68’ Globetrotter shattered this weekend while driving. I didn’t notice when it happened but I was 10 miles or so of camp and when I noticed one of the side window trim pieces flapping in the wind. The hinged top piece and the bottom trim piece between the latches are still in place and intact. The left (trailer front) side trim piece from the top around the bottom to the latch was barely hanging on and the right side piece was missing.

Reading the forums here I believe that replacement glass is available but it is thicker than the original and the trim pieces need to be ‘widened’. But since I don’t have all of the trim intact to widen I’m not sure what my options are to replace the window. Are replacement trim pieces available – original or for the thicker glass? Does anyone have an original window with trim for sale or know where I might find one? Any other ideas?
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Window you can get from inland RV and trim can be had from vintage trailer supply.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Jason, that was just what I was looking for. Any idea where I can find instructions on removing/installing?
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Thanks Jason, that was just what I was looking for. Any idea where I can find instructions on removing/installing?
Try this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f116...ml#post1180506

If that doesn't work, if you have another style, check Vintage Trailer Supply in the Windows menu. They have great instructions on removing/installing. Some of the instructions did not work for me. The windows on 68s are supposed to be field serviceable. However, I had to do as another 68 person did: remove the window, pour Goof Off on some spots along the glass bar. You have to get those two pieces apart to get them clean. I use 3M double-sided molding adhesive tape on both sides to grip the glass at the top.

Sliding the window back into the track is the hardest part. Don't forget that 90 degree piece that keeps the glass bar from sliding out.

I have some photos somewhere.

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Old 07-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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Scott,

I replaced all the windows in my 68 Trade Wind. I can offer you tips that will save you a lot of time replacing the glass in the frame. It is not hard but there are some tricks that will make it easier. Too long to post here but please feel free to send ma a PM and we can exchange phone numbers. I'll be happy to walk you through it.
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