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Old 11-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Creation Brand window operator need for '99 Safari

My '99 has Creation brand windows (very similar to Hehrs). Creation went out of business. I need a new window "operator" (the mechanism that the knob attaches to). It is a center mount operator vs. the (from what I understand) the more common side mount. I know that Parkin bought out much of Creation's stock, but they don't list the operator on their website (I am going to give the a long shot call). Has anyone else had any success finding these operators?

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Some Hehr windows in Airstreams take a center torque operator, part #119-331. This might also fit your Creation windows.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thank's Rich. That looks like it might work with the offset base etc. Might take a flyer on one as it is only $12. Should I count this as subscriber services? lol

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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Here is a pic of the part that Rich mentioned in case you are interested.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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Since winter finally relented around here, I thought I would work on changing out the window operator. I drilled and chiseled out the rivets holding it in and then, like the Hehr instructions call for, I tried lifting it up to let the two tubes pop out. Except they wouldn't budge. So I tried sliding the operator sideways and that is when I discovered that the creation windows use a one piece tube with a metal key that fits through a slot in the tube and into the operator, whereas the Hehr windows use two separate tubes that have slots cut into each that then fits into a key built into the operator. The good news is (I think) that slot cut in the Creation tube will (hopefully) match the key in the Hehr operator. But I need to cut 1/4" or so out of the middle of the tube and then see if I can slide it into the slot. Since it's raining today and I need to run an extension cord out to the trailer to run my saw, I packed it in. When I proceed I will come back with another update and hopefully a success story.
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