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Old 03-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #29
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..got both windows cleaned up today...Goof-Off, MEK, a very capable Hyde paint scraper, and some fine steel wool did the trick...razor blades removed the bad o.p. tint-job...

..my next decision is regarding the '76's hinge/trim/lip...below is a picture of the shiny '76 frame on the right (I'm just holding it there for the picture), the riveted '69 frame in the center (check out the pop rivets at the bottom... (not) awesome)...and the rectangular center/main window frame to the left:

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...the issue is with the '69 rivets being shot right along the left edge of the frame..I have no way of knowing how much body/skin is under there till I pull it out...

...if its only a narrow band (or surprise! none! ;-) I guess I'll have to cut off the 76's lip and sand it down... the 76'ers OEM have a sliding lipped trim piece that mounts to that lip on the window frame...

..but, hey, for all I know the wing windows might be riveted to the center window frame (doubt it, tho..)...you never want for surprises with an Airstream...
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:40 PM   #30
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silicone glazing? maybe its a mid-70's thing...

..something about these 76 wings just doesn't look right...then it dawned on me: silicone seal window glazing? wha? OK, maybe that's what they used in 76, but it looks strange not to see a no-longer-available strip of u-gasket poking out between the glass and the sash frame...this shot below is after I scraped the remaining silicone out of the glass/frame junction:

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..the glass is tempered PPG...definitely a single-pane, not a double...(should I call the History Detectives?...this is not standard '76 fare, from what I've heard)...in this shot below you can see some of the remaining silicone:

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..there's not a whole lot of sealer, here's a bit falling out:

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...my only concern is that this won't provide much cushion between the glass and frame, but if its OEM standard I'll just put that out of my mind....I'm headed to a glass shop this week and I'll probably bring one of these for their opinion on it...

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Old 03-20-2010, 06:56 PM   #31
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In know for a fact 75s were double pane 3/16" tempered glass with the legendary U gasket.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:01 PM   #32
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I bedded the new glass in my wing with sealant as the new glass was thicker then the original and the gasket was shot anyway. I injected sealant in after the glass was in the frame. No problems, even with many miles down washboard roads.

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Old 03-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #33
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I bedded the new glass in my wing with sealant as the new glass was thicker then the original and the gasket was shot anyway. I injected sealant in after the glass was in the frame. No problems, even with many miles down washboard roads.

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..thanks, Kip, thats the kind of real-world info I was hoping to hear...I was not relishing the thought of getting the glass OUT of the wing frame (it is well-stuck in there) and then trying to add a gasket....glad to hear it stands a decent chance of survival as-is with new sealant around perimeter...
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Don`t know if it will help or not ,but there are some 69 windows on ebay,ending tomorrow. Dave
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Don`t know if it will help or not ,but there are some 69 windows on ebay,ending tomorrow. Dave
I don't think its a wing
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Wow, Thanks for all the great tips. I'm gonna jump into that very job myself in the next couple of days. In my case, I have a two pane window that no longer has the interior pane. The outer glass pane is held in place by a u shaped aluminum frame piece, lots of vulcum and then the frame is pressed against the glass with screws. It's really odd, but it worked well for years I guess.... It's now starting to leak. I'm thinking I'm going to remove the windows and then loosen all the screws, clean all the old caulking off/out, then try and seal the window with butyl tape and vulcum. Then re-install the window with new vulkum between the window and the skin...
Anyone have any thoughts on that? Any tips? I'll try and get a couple picks loaded soon.
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Here are the pics of the window. I tried to get a good close pic of the way the glass has been held into the frame. I am asuming that this is not a factory job... I think it is a dual pane that has had the inside pane removed, and then someone tried to reseal it with vulkum and the inner pane's AL frame as a tensioning device, like a clamp....
I was thinking that I would remove all the old vulkum and just re-do the job...

Any advice? Is there a better way? I need to remove the window from the hull as well, because there is a leak from the top of the window. From what I can tell the whole front end of the coach was rebuilt about 9-10 years ago. I'm thinking a PO had pulled into a low overhang.... And the result was getting the front rebuilt. So the rennovator use Acrylic caulking in lots of places, and now those places are leaking Most were easy fixes, but this one is going to require removing the whole window.
So as long as the window is out, it would make rebuilding the whole window a lot easier....

I'd love to hear about anyone else's experience with this.
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