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Old 05-21-2016, 09:25 AM   #15
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I have the same gasket problem on all my windows of my '71 Ambassador.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for how to take these windows apart?
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:33 AM   #16
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Do we know that the butyl tape is the way to go or it is just the way it has been done?

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Old 05-22-2016, 09:54 AM   #17
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How does one fix this? My 1977 Airstream, Safari, land yacht has several windows like this. Will the VTR 1970 Airstream Window glazing Strip VTS-477 fit? From my searches I am thinking this is the right one? any confirmation?
TIA - Lorry
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The best thing is to go to single pane glass. Use 1/8 butyl tape with 3/8 x 3/4 rubber gadget from can am. In Canada. You have to cut the gasget material to 3/8 x 9/16. It works and looks great. Jack
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:41 AM   #18
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Along with the gasget it works great. I went back and caulked the exterior with a syringe call me if needed. 612-282 3971
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:38 PM   #19
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Gasket modification

I have single panes in my 72. After much online searching for the proper gaskets, I purchased gaskets from CR Laurence (same as VTS) The gaskets have "ribs" that make it nearly impossible to fit in the window channel When you remove the original gaskets, you'll see these "ribs" are non existent . After a little trial and error, I made a jig and trimmed down gaskets from CR Laurence. It was still some work but using Murphy's oil soap and some rubber hammer negotiation, they went together fine.

Pic 1 is the modified gasket fitting in the frame
Pic 2 is the gasket pre-trimming
Pic 3 is my jig for trimming the ribs (tedious but got the job done)
Pic 4 is the best pic i have on my computer of the finished rear window
back together. You can see how well the gasket fits.

I used the modified gasket on the front, rear and all the side windows, as well as the vista views. I haven't tackled the wing windows yet. I'm still on the fence about re-installing them as single panes.

Readingthe earlier posts, I guess others have been able to make the gasket work w/o modification. I hope this post helps if your run into the same problem as I did.

Eric
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:42 PM   #20
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Butyl tape 1/16

1/16 butyl tape better as it will not keep ozing out. Colin Hyde has been talking about how it stays flexible for years and years.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:42 PM   #21
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Do you have supplies for sale?

Hello!!!
Do you still have window repair supplies for sale? We are starting our windows repairs. Thanks in advance!!!!


QUOTE=youngpeck;1734780]In order to replace the gasket you will need to remove the window and take it apart. There is a gasket that will fit this particular window--I bought a carton of it for my '76 Caravanner and rebuilt eight windows with it. The stuff that VTS sells is too narrow for an exact rebuild of the double-paned windows. Mine is from the same supplier from which VTS must obtain the "-477" gasket--it is just wider, 1/2 inch to be exact. But it worked quite well for what I did.

If you just want to fix that portion of the gasket (without taking the window out and rebuilding it) that has separated and shrunk, as you show in your picture, then I would do what many others on this forum whose advice I respect and endorse, and cut out the offending portions of gasket and apply either trempro or sikaflex. If done correctly it will look and work fine. A lot less work.

I had to rebuild my windows anyway--the gaskets were really bad, and the film on the interior of the glass panes was bubbling and peeling.

If you decide you need the gasket that I have, let me know. I can sell you some--I had to buy a case, which was about three times more than I needed. I also have a lot of butyl tape, which I used to pack and space between the two panes of glass.

And, I also have a slightly wider gasket that fits the Vista View windows.[/QUOTE]
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:26 PM   #22
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Cheryl20089:

Yes, I still have gaskets and butyl tape. (In fact, I just finished rebuilding my eleventh window.) If you are interested why don't you send me a private message and we can discuss it further.

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So that's the problem? I removed the window tint and replace the gasket with a foam gasket from the hardware store. Now I have condensation. Should have used butyl tape?
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:36 PM   #24
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Butyl tape or something equally as dense. A foam gasket most probably will allow atmosphere into the space between the panes. You also have to be precise in your measurements to ensure that the assembled glass unit fits property in the outer gasket and then into the window frame. If it is too loose then this creates an opportunity for moisture to enter.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:33 PM   #25
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I have some of it--actually quite a bit of it for the double-paned. I had to buy it in a very large quantity. Please send me a private message if you are interested in some. We'll need to determine that it is exactly what you need.
Hello,
Can you please call me at 704-780-8460 if you still have supplies to repair the vista windows. We are ready to make our Millie waterproof!!
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