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Old 10-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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'68 Sovereign windows?

Hello everyone. I would appreciate your assistance as I can't find any threads on replacing vista view windows and the small rectangular windows below the large street side and curbside windows on my '68 soverign landyatch. It seems someone enjoyed shooting out a vista view window and 2 of the small lower windows on my AS. I've done most of the restoration on this old lady but can't find any info for this specific year on replacing these windows or glass. Thank you. Jim
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hello everyone. I would appreciate your assistance as I can't find any threads on replacing vista view windows and the small rectangular windows below the large street side and curbside windows on my '68 soverign landyatch. It seems someone enjoyed shooting out a vista view window and 2 of the small lower windows on my AS. I've done most of the restoration on this old lady but can't find any info for this specific year on replacing these windows or glass. Thank you. Jim
Replace them with Lexan.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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Hi Andy: I've read your posts since I started restoring this AS 5 yrs. ago. Never thought I'd get a message from you, so what a delightful surprise. Like your suggestion, I planned on going with the Lexan but not sure how to remove and or replace the glass in these '68 VV or the small square windows below the main windows. It seems that most of the posts deal with pre '66 and post '68 windows repairs. I sure don't want to start cutting out frames, rivets, or interior aluminum if not necessary. Again, thank you for your reply. Jim
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Jim,

Thanks for asking the question. I have a '67 Safari and need to know how to remove/replace/seal those small rectangular windows too.
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I had to replace 2 of the small rectangular windows in my 68 TW. The easy way is to carefully break the old glass and remove it and the vinyl trim that holds it in place. I found replacement rubber trim at a local hardware store that fixes windows (the old material was hard and brittle). I gave the glass measurements to my local glass company and they ordered the tempered glass for me (less than $20/window and I got it in a couple of days). The installation was tricky as you put the window in place and then put the rubber stop in. I put a very tiny bead of sealant (vulkem) on the frame and pushed the glass in place. The glass tends to move around as you push the vinyl glass stop in place. I used dishwashing soapy water and lubricated the vinyl seal with it and then used a large putty knife to push the glass stop into place. It has a raised place on it where you push it into the frame. I fiddled with the first one all day, after I figured out the technique the second one only took about an hour. Make sure when you get the glass or lexan cut is is not any bigger than original or you will never get the rubber glass stop back in place.
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Here's one link for someone that is doing that work now. There are other ones as well, some of which are mentioned in that thread.
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