Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
I've got a spare upper Vista View. I'll give it a trial fit tonight.

Zep
__________________

Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 02:32 PM   #16
gunnyusmc
 
Gunnyusmc's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 436
Images: 69
Door Window

I put a window in my 73 Argosy and put clear glass in my o6 Safari.
Don't worry about the curve as I used flat glass in the 06 on the advise of the glass shop that furnished the glass.
Both are doing fine.
Both were installed by Roger Williams Airstream 800-378-5883.

Gunny
__________________

__________________
Gunnyusmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #17
4 Rivet Member
 
mouth012006's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 24
Science Hill , Kentucky
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 427
Images: 51
Gunny
do you have any pics that would show your windows?
__________________
Kevin & Monique
New to A/S---Not to Honey Do's
Sweetie (lab) Snickers (lab) Blackie(lab)
Dotz(daschund) CB (daschund) Oh and 3 kids!!!
TAC# KY-3
mouth012006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 03:29 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
till's Avatar
 
Lisle , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,270
Images: 108
Blog Entries: 2
I was thinking of using one of my spare curved windows from my old '67. I was thinking that the 17' window added to the door would be way cool. Thanks for rekindling the thought...
__________________
Tedd Ill
AIR#3788 TAC IL-10
1967/8 Overlander International Twin w/ bunk/s.
Yes, four kids and two adults in the thing.
Happy wife, happy life.
till is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #19
gunnyusmc
 
Gunnyusmc's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 436
Images: 69
Photo's of window

On page 5 of my photo's is the Argosy window inside and out. The window is out of an 06 Intl., the window too the right of the door.
The Safari is the stock window with the glass replaced with the same tint as
the other windows.

Gunny
__________________
Gunnyusmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumatic View Post
What about using the small upper vista view or lower front road side window from a smaller smaller AS. The vista view is curved the lower is flat. They both appear short enough to fit. Anybody tried?
I did a trial fit and it looks to be very close, but the Vista View is just a tad more curvy. I think that if the window is almost to the top of the door, maybe 3" gap from the top of the door to the top of the window, it might be perfect.

I have to admit that shape looks real good up against the door...

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 07:43 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
interior trim

What are your ideas for trim on the inside of the door window?
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 08:06 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
I may go back to fiberglass, but it is possible with shrinker/stretcher tools to form extrusions to fit the curve of the skin cutout. I prefer the metal. With a properly formed "L" extrusion around the perimeter, a 1-1/2" skirt of 0.032 could be cut to approximate the same aluminum skirt that is inside the screens on 70s models.

It turns out I have a spare door that no one has claimed. I hate to use it just for this experiment, but it may come to that.

This is sounding like a good project for the 4CU Maintenance rally this year!

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 01:52 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Zep,

I have an extra small lower window. The one that is on the bottom of the 3 window configuration in the dining / living room area in the front of the trailer. It is a flat window and looks like it will fit nicely 10" - 12" from the top of the door. What would it take for you to make up an inside trim piece?
Buy, barter or firstborn scion of my loins?
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 07:19 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Lew-muh-tic,

I checked the upper vista view. Looks like it's curved too much--there would be a 3/16" gap in the center of the arch, between the window frame and the door skin. Maybe that's not too much. One could probably fill it with gray Vulkem and it would look pretty solid.

You'll have an opposite problem using the flat window--the gap will be along the top and bottom edge of the window, about 5/16".

I'm going to have to do a trim piece for my Caravel. If I can get the 4 corners to work out, I'd be happy to do one for you. Are you going to the 4cu Maintenance Rally this year? Maybe we could form it at the rally. Bringing the shrink/stretch tools is no problem and I've got sufficient "L" extrusion and 0.032 skin.

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
1976 25' Caravanner
Vintage Kin Owner
Campton , New Hampshire
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,113
FWIW , my '76 has an original window in the door ,perhaps they are still available from AS . I've seen other years with them also.
__________________
ticki2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
I took the spare door and leaned it against the wall, with the curved vista view and the narrow regular window against it. You wouldn't even need a curtain on the vista view, up high like that, but you could easily take a peek out whenever you wanted.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8811 door and windows-s.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	125.2 KB
ID:	74378

The other window is the opening kind, so you wouldn't need the outer frame. The glass and its frame has a nice little relief around the edge (as you know), so with the appropriate shims you could flush mount that from behind the skin really nicely. But you'd need a curtain of some kind (well, you would, but I wouldn't).

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 10:03 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeppelinium View Post

You'll have an opposite problem using the flat window--the gap will be along the top and bottom edge of the window, about 5/16".

I'm going to have to do a trim piece for my Caravel. If I can get the 4 corners to work out, I'd be happy to do one for you. Are you going to the 4cu Maintenance Rally this year? Maybe we could form it at the rally. Bringing the shrink/stretch tools is no problem and I've got sufficient "L" extrusion and 0.032 skin.

Zep
I placed the flat window in position on the door much the same as you did. As you know the higher you go up on the door the more the curve radius decreases. It looks to me like there is a sweet spot about a foot down from the top of the door. Not quite flat, but maybe flat enough that riveting the window to the skin may draw the skin in just enough to mate. I'll try to take some pics tomorrow. I like the bigger window too, but I think I would move it up just a wee bit higher than your photo.. And thanks for the offer of the trim piece,

Again the maintainance rally is the same time as landsailing in Lordsburg, but if we can do the door that might do it for me. I was thinking about bringin my 62 Ambassador from the Round the World Caravan but I don't know if I can get it ready to tow by then. anyway. The door window is for my 71.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #28
1 Rivet Member
 
1968 30' Sovereign
Missoula , Montana
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 15
Images: 5
Hey Zep, ...that extra door you have that no one has claimed? Are all/most AS doors the same size? I won't know whether I need to replace the door in my Sovereign until I pick it up at the end of March and go over it but if you still have the door then and the measurements are right, maybe I could buy it from you? Maybe since you're so talented and all, I could have you put a window in it too?

Just a thought...I know I do want a window in my door eventually so I'll be following this thread to hear what you guys come up with.
__________________

__________________
blossmgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Add an Exterior Door Light? biggoofball Lights - Interior & Exterior 12 09-07-2010 06:13 AM
Rear Door - Window Value willyd 1993-1997 Limited 0 10-17-2008 05:42 PM
Add a storage compartment door to 1976 A/S adonh Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 0 02-21-2008 11:27 AM
door window airstreamers Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 15 03-06-2007 07:55 AM
Window and Door Weatherstripping skippervido Windows & Screens 1 04-15-2002 04:43 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.