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Old 10-13-2016, 11:19 AM   #1
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Airstream said it couldn't be done...

...or, 🎶'I can see clearly now the "pane" is gone...'🎶🎶
We finally finished a little project I began working on a few years ago.
Airstream said it was "not possible".
I almost gave in a couple of times but I finally got all of the pieces together and saw it through.
For my wife Dorsey a door window that can be seen through!
As requested...
Bruce

More of the story here... https://brucebeard.com/2016/10/10/weam-turk/
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:50 AM   #2
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Very lovely!!!!!

And a great write up. Love the term weam turk (but my spell check doesn't). Nice writing style, good sense of humor.

And best of all mire light and viewpoints.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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Indeed, what a pane! Glad you saw it through!
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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It really is a great addition to our Bambi. Not sure why Airstream spec's the windows in the door with the etched surface that they do. We will add a Phifertex panel that can snap in place for privacy when we need it.
We both love being able to see out!
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Nice work! I was checking out your blog and I remembered seeing your Airstream pick up video on YouTube a couple years ago! Your wife did a great job with it.

Anyway, way to stick with it!
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:04 PM   #6
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Nice work! I was checking out your blog and I remembered seeing your Airstream pick up video on YouTube a couple years ago! Your wife did a great job with it.

Anyway, way to stick with it!
My wife is a talented woman.
I married very, very well...
Thank you,
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Excellent. I have tried to get rid of the frosted glass too. The problem has always been obtaining a clear class with the proper curve.
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Great job! I have always thought about doing the same thing. I'm sure readers would like more information like what did the frame and window cost, and who and what did you order the clear glass from at what cost.
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Great job! I have always thought about doing the same thing. I'm sure readers would like more information like what did the frame and window cost, and who and what did you order the clear glass from at what cost.
For anyone who would like the name and number of Airstream's glass supplier, who happily supplied me with a piece of clear, tinted, glass, send me a PM and I will let you have the information.
I honestly can't remember what I paid for the glass as it was a few years ago...
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...or, ��'I can see clearly now the "pane" is gone...'����
We finally finished a little project I began working on a few years ago.
Airstream said it was "not possible".
I almost gave in a couple of times but I finally got all of the pieces together and saw it through.
For my wife Dorsey a door window that can be seen through!
As requested...
Bruce

More of the story here... https://brucebeard.com/2016/10/10/weam-turk/
OK, I'm confused. Were they all made with the opaque? If so, mine must have been redone as it is clear as a day.
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OK, I'm confused. Were they all made with the opaque? If so, mine must have been redone as it is clear as a day.
I believe it is just the later or more recent Airstream's that got the frosted window in the door.
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I wondered about that too when we bought ours from another couple. I asked the guy and he didn't know. My wife says it's privacy glass because there is no curtain on that window and people could be looking in at night. I say 'it serves them right'. Anyway, you'd have to be standing on the steps to be peeking in or you'd have to be fairly tall and easily identifiable.

Seems to me that it wouldn't be very hard for AS to put in some king of shutter or blind that you could pull down.
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I wondered about that too when we bought ours from another couple. I asked the guy and he didn't know. My wife says it's privacy glass because there is no curtain on that window and people could be looking in at night. I say 'it serves them right'. Anyway, you'd have to be standing on the steps to be peeking in or you'd have to be fairly tall and easily identifiable.

Seems to me that it wouldn't be very hard for AS to put in some king of shutter or blind that you could pull down.
We will put in 4 snaps and make a panel of phifertex fabric for those times our neighbors seen too curious. I think the cost of the fabric and snaps is less than $10... It will provide as much privacy as the original glass and we can store it anywhere when we don't need it...
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Oh that is one awesome project! It's too bad I'm not that skilled.....hope the wife doesn't see this thread
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