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Old 09-16-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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How to enlarge gap on window bar to accept new window

I need to enlarge the gap in the window bar (type 3) to accept 1/8 inch glass. I've tried the 1/8 drill bit, but it isn't working very well at all. In fact, this step is the hardest part so far in replacing the window. Bruce from Mississippi helped a lot with get the bar to separate. Now what? tony
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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I probably ought to sell all 3 airstreams and just buy a new one. The drill bit deal isn't working very well at all. Dad has a '68 or so, Bambi in good shape, a caravel in bad shape, and a '68 Ambassador in decent shape and some other long one that would be good for parts. Maybe selling them will get a little attention.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Give me a call or a PM if you need too, as I don't understand what you are trying to accomplish. Don't think you need to enlarge anything.
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I need to enlarge the gap in the window bar (type 3) to accept 1/8 inch glass. I've tried the 1/8 drill bit, but it isn't working very well at all. In fact, this step is the hardest part so far in replacing the window. Bruce from Mississippi helped a lot with get the bar to separate. Now what? tony
What year trailer are you working with?

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:50 AM   #5
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'68, type 3 window... directions say to use drill bit to widen gap in the window bar.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:29 AM   #6
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'68, type 3 window... directions say to use drill bit to widen gap in the window bar.
That window hinge comes apart.

Several screws hold it together, from the inside.

The 68 windows are installed using double sided tape at the top of the window, and then compreesed when you tighten the screws on the inside of the hinge.

Widening a 68 hinge, is not necessary.

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Thanks. got it done. Fortunately, trying the drill bit only caused a little damage. Also, glad to have met Bruce Robinson b/c the day he spent figuring out how to get the window bar off the trailer saved me. There are some small aluminum "tabs" on each side that prevent the bar from sliding out. After you clean the weatherstrip etc. you can see them better. they can be pulled down and out.

Also, he gave me the trick in separating the two parts of the type 3. Use a heat gun to melt the adhesive. otherwise, i would have torn it up.
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I would love to see some pics of this repair....
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I was just trying to figure out how.
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I would love to see some pics of this repair....
Let me know if you need specific pictures.
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