Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1964 26' Overlander
Toronto , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 76
Getting real cranky about window cranks

At the risk of being repetitive (see other posts), here's some background.

I have a lovely 64 Overlander (in almost perfect original condition) that I use for camping in a very remote place. At times, it's rented out to reliable people.

When I was out there this summer, i discovered that several of the side window cranks no longer work. The mechanism seems to "slip", so that the supporting arms won't stay on the grooves. For a while, i was able to take off the screens and gently push the windows open while turning the cranks, and they would stay in position. That doesn't work anymore!

So, do you think the crank mechanisms are stripped or something? And what should I do?

As I've also said in other posts, I'm embarrassingly "un-handy". i also have little access to people who can do this stuff...for instance, just try to get a plumber (there's only one serving about 100 square miles) during lobster season... everybody's out fishing!

All you experts out there... please advise!

Thanks loads.
__________________

__________________
wigwag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
In 64 there were two styles of windows, the pre 1964(very easy to find and replace) which use two operators and the later 64 ones that use one arm to lift a very thick and heavy window. That style of window is what I suspect you have. The operators can be purchased through Blaine Window in Hagerstown Maryland. Even though the operator is on the right, it is actually a left upside down. I recommend you remove one and send it to them to match. The one you need is an odd ball for sure...
__________________

Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1964 26' Overlander
Toronto , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 76
Thanks 62Overlander. But all my windows do have TWO operators! Does that mean that my Overlander is older than 64? That would be a surprise! I'm afraid I have no pics of the serial number.
__________________
wigwag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
overlander64's Avatar
 
1964 26' Overlander
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Anna , Illinois
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 5,396
Images: 183
Send a message via Yahoo to overlander64
Getting real cranky about window cranks

Greetings wigwag!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wigwag View Post
Thanks 62Overlander. But all my windows do have TWO operators! Does that mean that my Overlander is older than 64? That would be a surprise! I'm afraid I have no pics of the serial number.
I can attest that many 1964 Overlanders have double operators on their larger windows. That is the arrangement that my Overlander has . . . and I know that it is original as I remember them from my first trip in the Overlander when it was just a few weeks old in 1964. When I acquired the Overlander in 1995, I needed a number of replacement operators . . . living in an area with two college towns where older mobile homes are common, I was able to find the operators at a mobile home parts/service outlet . . . at the time, they told me that the operators were regularly stocked, but I purchased enough to replace all of the operators on my Overlander keeping the extras for future replacements when the last of the original operators wear out.

Good luck in your search for replacement operators!

Kevin

P.S.: You can see the dual operators in the photo of my bathroom window found below. The photo wasn't focusing on the operators so they aren't prominently featured:

__________________
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
AIR #827
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)
overlander64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by wigwag View Post
Thanks 62Overlander. But all my windows do have TWO operators! Does that mean that my Overlander is older than 64? That would be a surprise! I'm afraid I have no pics of the serial number.
No it is a 64 in the early months of production. Be glad you did not get the other windows for 1964. You can find the operators you need from VTS or Blaine has them too. The ones from Blaine are not reproductions and are closest to the originals. You will need friction pads for the ends too to make them work.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1964 26' Overlander
Toronto , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 76
Great. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
wigwag is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.