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Old 07-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Can windows be made?

I have looked everywhere for replacement windows for my 1965 Tradewind. They are the kind of windows that crank out like an awning. I still have 3 good ones on the trailer but the PO replaced the other windows with plexiglass and who knows what he did with the frame that held the glass.

Has anybody tried making the frames or do you know of a company that could do it?
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture of the frames your trying to replace. It may help someone come up with an idea for you....
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Can you post a picture of the frames your trying to replace. It may help someone come up with an idea for you....
Here are some pictures of the top and inside of the window showing the track where it connects to the trailer and the slot for the lifting arm. I'll take a few more pics today and post them.

All I need is the metal frame part that holds the glass and has the track for the lifting arm. The window frame is still in place and in good shape.

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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Looks like you need a donor trailer. Have you checked with Colaw's? They usually have a few "parts trailers" and may have a window that will work. That window style was "the norm" from '59/60+/- thru '65 so you have more options than just the same make & model as your own trailer...although the sizes will vary some - but you could possibly cut one down to fit if need be and just replace the glass.

Good luck with your search ~

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Lindy:

Look at the bright side... there should probably not be any catch-22 bureacracy involved in finding those windows like there was in the seemingly never ending quest for a title.

hope you are having a cool summer.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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I called Colaws this week looking for practically the same thing for my '59 Hehr window. I spoke with Ron. He was very nice and checked inventory though he was doubtful he had it. Upon his return call to me he confirmed he didn't have it and also said that they mainly have parts for trailers from the 80s & 90s, sometimes 70s. Rarely anything earlier. He also said, and I quote, "Any time we have something earlier than 70's, those Airstream people come down here and scrounge everything down to the rivets."

You may try Dan Piper at Vintage Campers in Peru, Indiana. I called him also but he didn't have the size I wanted. He does have quite a few and pictures are great to send.

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I could be way off but judging from the photographs, I would think that a good metal fabrication shop worth their salt could fabricate those. Might be expensive but they probably could make them identical to the originals.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #8
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Hmmm...if a person were handy enough, they could remake them using aluminum channel and window awning hardware. I am contemplating what to do with my '66 windows right now (only 1 of the curved ones is bad but I am not sure how in love with the frameless design I am) I have a while to ponder it I guess...
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Lindy:

Look at the bright side... there should probably not be any catch-22 bureacracy involved in finding those windows like there was in the seemingly never ending quest for a title.

hope you are having a cool summer.
Ain't it the trooth! BTW, THIS "new" old trailer came with a clear title! Can't say you can't teach an old dog new tricks! I made sure it had a title before going to look at it.
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Lindy can you get some measurements of the windows you need. I have a donor 63 o'lander that still has several of the windows.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #11
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Here's the sizes and more pictures

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Lindy can you get some measurements of the windows you need. I have a donor 63 o'lander that still has several of the windows.
Here are the dimensions:

The door frame is broken and there are bullet holes through the door (shot from the inside) so I probably need the entire door.

Door: 28 1/4" wide x 69 1/4" from highest point to bottom
Hinge: (only 1) 14 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" wide (Hinge is ok - just gave measurements as a reference)

Offset of door handle to edge: 4 1/2" (handle and lock will need to be replaced)


All I need is the frame part of the window that holds the glass and has the track for the lifting bar.

Windows: #1 - 18 1/4 W x 22 3/4" tall (window by door)
#2 - 28 3/4 wide by 21 7/8 (curbside bedroom)
#3 - 28 3/4 wide x 21 3/4 (streetside front)
#4 28 3/4 x 22 (could be 21 3/4) (streetside bedroom)

The windows fit into a track at the top and have a place on the side for the slider bar that opens them.
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Lindy I'll try to get some measurements this weekend but I might be too busy until Sunday evening.
I have the door as well but it needs some work. It is the door in a door style, not sure if yours is.
Shipping the windows won't be too bad but the door would be heavy and oversize. If it is what you need we can try and see if someone travelling by here and going your way could bring it to you.
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Lindy I'll try to get some measurements this weekend but I might be too busy until Sunday evening.
I have the door as well but it needs some work. It is the door in a door style, not sure if yours is.
Shipping the windows won't be too bad but the door would be heavy and oversize. If it is what you need we can try and see if someone travelling by here and going your way could bring it to you.
Great! I hope you have some of the windows. Our door is not the door-within-a-door so your door probably wouldn't work. Our door has just the one hinge in the middle of it (really poor design if you ask me!).

No rush on the measurements - we just got this trailer and there is plenty to keep us busy.

Thanks
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Bullet holes in the door?

I think that's worth a photo. No wonder you got a clear title lol
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