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Old 07-19-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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'76 Safari wing window 'splice bar' wanted

Hello all,
New to the Forum and to Airstreams, I've wanted to be "in" for a long time but just recently came across an offer too good to refuse, so....
I have a 23' Safari that came complete with a broken road side wing window, window replacement went well and I even saved the splice bar after not seeing new ones available, but when trying to reinstall it caused it irrepairable damage. I have searched the posts but found no good solution to this issue, short of using sealant, which I'm sure works but
I'd really like to have the splice bar on there. Now that I've ruined the only one I had to work with I believe I can install another successfully, if I can get one. Does anyone out there have one they would be willing to sell?I promise I can install it without any issues this time! Thanks. Scott
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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Whoops!

OOps!, noticed my profile says '75 and my post says '76, manufactured in and registered as respectively. Scott
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums.

I've got a '75 safari and I'm not sure what you mean about 'splice bar'. Do you have pic?

Also, if you change your profile to '76... I believe it will affect all your posts.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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Ron,
Unfortunately I don't have a picture but it is the narrow skinny aluminum channel that slides on from the top or bottom in a "dovetail" fashion to couple the wing windows inboard edge to the center window frame (where there are no rivets ). Thanks for the tip about the profile.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #5
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When I reinstalled mine I put dish soap on it to make sliding it back on easier, and then washed out the soap with water, and then sealed the top edge, and the inside mating surface. I looked for new also but was unable to find a replacement. As discribed above you can see it in the picture below.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #6
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Changing your profile to the right info will not adversely affect your existent posts.
But it will substitute the new info in all your posts.
It is almost simple to fix it. Wish everyone would audit and update and correct incorrect model data.

I too wish I could see a pic of the mullion bar or splice bar as some call it.
I think I have read Inland Andy say it is no longer available, but I am not positive I recall that exactly right. I hope it is available as it seems to be rather critical in a common repair.
Also wonder how "year specific" it is?
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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I will take some pics with my "good camera" and post them, and thanks for the tip about the dish soap, mine might have lived if I had known sooner.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:22 PM   #8
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Hello all,
New to the Forum and to Airstreams, I've wanted to be "in" for a long time but just recently came across an offer too good to refuse, so....
I have a 23' Safari that came complete with a broken road side wing window, window replacement went well and I even saved the splice bar after not seeing new ones available, but when trying to reinstall it caused it irrepairable damage. I have searched the posts but found no good solution to this issue, short of using sealant, which I'm sure works but
I'd really like to have the splice bar on there. Now that I've ruined the only one I had to work with I believe I can install another successfully, if I can get one. Does anyone out there have one they would be willing to sell?I promise I can install it without any issues this time! Thanks. Scott
A splice bar is not needed, for a good installation of a wing window.

Vulkem sealer takes care of the issue.

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Old 07-20-2009, 07:08 PM   #9
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Andy,
Thanks for the comment, I actually have sealed the joint as per your recomendation from an earlier post I found while searching the forum and I do realize it's not required, I just would feel better knowing I put it back as close to original as possible (if possible!). Here are a couple pictures of the remaining parts of the splice bar I removed, it is 3/4" wide, 25-1/2" long (well it WAS) and 1/4" tall. Again, Thanks all for the comments and suggestions, this forum is the best! Scott
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Andy,
Thanks for the comment, I actually have sealed the joint as per your recomendation from an earlier post I found while searching the forum and I do realize it's not required, I just would feel better knowing I put it back as close to original as possible (if possible!). Here are a couple pictures of the remaining parts of the splice bar I removed, it is 3/4" wide, 25-1/2" long (well it WAS) and 1/4" tall. Again, Thanks all for the comments and suggestions, this forum is the best! Scott
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We have the splice bars in our inventory, but we will not, under any circumstances, ever sell one again. Nor do we install them in our shop.

To sell one and then receive calls after calls, that the bar is the wrong size and won't fit, is a huge waste of our time, energy, and a waste of our money.

If someone doesn't know how to install it, of course you guessed it, it's wrong and it's our fault that it doesn't fit.

There never has been more than one ever made, and even Airstream quit using them in production, as they are more trouble than they are worth.

Simple corrosion on the old window, is enough to cause the problem.

So, bottom line from us, no sale.

And no, instructions never came with them either. Once again, our fault.

Sorry, but we have better things to do than argue about one part, with anyone.

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Old 07-22-2009, 09:21 AM   #11
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Andy,
I can understand the reluctance to sell them only to be confronted by "issues" with the installation, had I not removed the one on my Airstream personally I would swear there was no way it could fit. That being said, I sure would like to purchase one , or two maybe just in case, no warrantees, guarantees or otherwise expressed or implied. If I am reading your post correctly you say Airstream even stopped using them, do you mean they seal them together as per your previous post suggests? or is there some "updated" trim using in this application? Again many thanks for your obvious first hand knowledge of these finer details that seem to be so easily lost (especially to us new to Airstreams). Scott
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:37 AM   #12
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Elusive splice bar FOUND!

Hi, everyone I just wanted to let you know I have ordered the splice bar I needed for my Safari they have more available here Splice Bar for wing window 010180 [010180] - $5.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart
in case anyone else needs them like I did, I will post an update when I receive the part and get it installed (I have a plan).
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:28 PM   #13
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Good for you Scott....! Lube that puppy this time... ;-)
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I'm going to order a couple of those for the future.
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