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Old 01-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Bummer! Its not glass!

I'm so bummed. I thought I had found a glass curb side wing from a member here. He works at a dealership so I thought he would be "in the know."

I got the window in the mail today. It's PLASTIC.

I still need a curbside wing "glass" for a 69. Anyone out there got one or know someone who has one to sell?
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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The '69 window from Airstream is Lexan, consider replacing with a 1970 up wing window, all you have to do is put a small patch at the lower corner. I've recommended this to alot of customers as you can buy 2 new 70's up windows for less than the cost of one '69 glass.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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I've talked to dealers. Everybody suggests using the 70's and up wings. I know I can do that. I am so stuck on keeping the 69 wing. It's the only year with it and make the 69 special. (besides being the last year with wood)

I'm gonna use the plastic window to practice on. I am still hoping to find a glass window out there somewhere.
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I am still hoping to find a glass window out there somewhere.
Oh, the tribulations of living with a "transition year" Airstream...I feel your pane. Be patient, keep your eyes peeled...you just need to find a donor trailer that still has the window you're looking for...



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I've talked to dealers. Everybody suggests using the 70's and up wings. I know I can do that. I am so stuck on keeping the 69 wing. It's the only year with it and make the 69 special. (besides being the last year with wood)

I'm gonna use the plastic window to practice on. I am still hoping to find a glass window out there somewhere.
If you do find a true glass 69 wing window, quite well it will cost far more than the 70 window.

Plus, when the rockgurad covers the front windows, nobody can see which wing window is there anyway.

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Old 01-21-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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Pragmatist meet Purist. Purist and Pragmatist meet Esthetic. Now negotiate!!!
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Seriously...I can't tell you how many "unobtanium" parts I have found through the restoration of two vintage trailers over the course of 9 years. Patience & persistence pay off. You will find the window you are looking for eventually...no need to permanently compromise the aesthetics just get creative with your searching for the donor - AirForums (& the classifieds section) is a GREAT start!

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Thanks for the encouragement. I think part of the fun will be the hunt. Just like it was while I was looking for my trailers.
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