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Old 08-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #15
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If you go to a commercial glazing co. you can purchase a roll of what they use. the reason yours slid is due to the water entering the window I am sure if you discussed the problem with them and got it ready for repair then hauled it over to them they would be happy to have one of their tecs. do the repair as it is relatively simple at that point. Do Not remove the exterior rivets.
You do know that there are reproductions of the original Tech manuals available from online sources.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #16
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Have a good hard look at your wing window and make sure it is the original (one tip-off is Olympic rivets instead of bucked rivets in the frame). Both of the windows in my '73 had been replaced at some point, and were of a completely different design (in terms of how they came apart), than is described in the maintenance manual (or above). One of them had black tar-like stuff separating the panes, and one had the grey goo you have. Both needed a rebuild.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:15 PM   #17
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I had a 72 31' same problem; removed curtains & rod then drilled out rivets on inside trim and removed it this exposes the inside, of the inside window, use a tool to break lose the screws holding the outside window then go outside and carefully pry out the outside wing window. If you break off any screws be sure to use an extractor to get them out or a Small grinder to cut them off and drill a new hole if necessary. I cleaned up the window & replaced the Dum-Dum (White stuff) between the windows and put it back together, about two hrs.

I have a '73 and several of the screw head twisted off. What is the screw extracted you refer to?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:59 PM   #18
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I have a '73 and several of the screw head twisted off. What is the screw extracted you refer to?
Screw extractor. Any good hardware store should have one.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:09 AM   #19
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We have a wing window/ aquarium also. I have drilled a 1/8" hole at the base of the window, and am going to drill a hole in the glass with a diamond tipped bit. It will allow the water to eventually drain out, then I can reseal the window.
That glass could be very strained and just waiting for an excuse to crack, be careful with drilling any holes in the glass.
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The black stuff or grey stuff is called butyl and is available for rebuilds.
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