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Old 01-17-2006, 07:38 PM   #15
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... and does not look that bad.
In retrospect, "that bad" is rather subjective.

I never took any pictures that highlight the oversized clips I used, but a picture of them was posted in another thread that casually shows them installed. In the pic, my Number 1 son is pointing out the gap at the bottom of my one Lexan window to Eljay.

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Old 01-17-2006, 10:23 PM   #16
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Tom W, The clips sold by Andy at Inland were manufactured to fit over their scratch resist Lexan windows w/ their frames installed. However, I used them on my new glass from Vintage Trailer Supply by putting bedding tape on the glass and then the new clips. the bedding tape filled the gap fine and they are firmly installed on the glass. Hope this helps you and J B. I don't believe that Steve at VTS has added the clips to their inventory yet. I do know that they were looking at adding them last fall.... Ed
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:32 PM   #17
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Andy's clips are designed to fit metal-framed windows. You could return them, but unless you make your own as another member (Moogie32?) did, his clips are the only option currently available.

I ran into a similar situation while replacing a broken, metal-framed acrylic window with a frameless Lexan version. Small pieces of the broken acrylic window were cut into shim-sized pieces, and used to fill the space.

It worked well, and does not look that bad.

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Hi SierraJB - As Tom mentioned I did end up making my own clips out of some spare steel I found in the garage. Since many of the original clips on my Safari are in somewhat deplorable condition some home-made ones don't really catch your eye! I checked out Inland's clips and realized I'd have to do some adjustments to get them to work properly and cheapness ultimately got the better of me! I don't know how to link a thread but if you search my '67 Safari renovation you'll find instructions on how I made the clips in there somewhere. Good luck! Diane
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:19 PM   #18
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squeeze those babies with a pair of pliers!!
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:16 AM   #19
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Nylon window stop replacements

All of the nylon window stops on the sides of the frames in my '72 Int'l Ambassador have the bottommost sockets broken off, and the ones above are hardened and good to go. Are replacements available for these?
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:07 PM   #20
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What about the "e" clip?

I have a 68 Tradewind and one of my windows crank (out) arm doesn't work. It looks like it's missing an "e" clip. Any idea how to find a replacement?
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:09 PM   #21
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Auto parts stores sell small collections of "C" & "E" clips in the "Help" section. It should not be a problem to get a replacement.

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Old 01-19-2006, 08:38 PM   #22
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I found some at Kragen in the RV section.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:44 AM   #23
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Question e clip?

What exactly is that?

I have a '61 Bambi and have had to replace almost all of the arm cranks. But I have nothing to attach the end of the arm to the frame of the window. I am pretty certain that the clip at the top of the picture below is what I need. The plastic bolt on the bottom is a possible replacement. I'd rather not use it. Does anyone know where to find these?
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Old 02-04-2006, 12:27 PM   #24
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hmmm

that one doesn't look like anything I have...sorry I wish I could be of more help...
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10 months later....

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Long after I took your advice of "squeezing those babies with pliers" I reviewed this thread. The clips looked much better squeezed than I would have imagined. You'd have to look very close from the side of each clip to tell they were squeezed.

Sadly, I was forced into selling this darling about a month later. Now, 10 months down the road I'm a happy owner of a 75 Argosy. We'll keep this one! BTW...the windows are MUCH easier to maintain and operate, IMHO.
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Thumbs up Hey!

Hey Sierrajb, thanks for the update. I'm glad you finally found "the right one"!! It's like they say...you just know.

Keep us posted!
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