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Old 06-30-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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My 66 Overlander is parked in the driveway. Somehow this morning when using my string trimmer, and not really near the trailer; it shot a rock up and broke the Corning curved window in the trailer living room. I didn't even knw it until I came out with the blower to clean up debris and saw the glass shards. Yikes!!

I freaked.

Here is the lucky part: The trailer came with one extra curved glass window with trim intact. I have carefully stored it the past 3+ years, and thankfully because it is the exact fit.

Question- does the aluminum top piece slide into the piece on the trailer? It looks like it does. If so any tips for removing and reinstalling the glass? This has the top trim piece and both clips for the openers already attached.

I am sad and happy at the same today...thanks to the PO who had some great foresight.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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Lucky you. We just did this 2 weeks ago. On Our 67 window it slides in and out. 68 windows are different. When you say it has the top trim do you mean the metal piece that holds the glass? If so, even luckier.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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yes, but not sure how to slide it back in. I got the old one out quickly after loosening the 3 set screws and the arm that lifts the window out. But not sure how to line up the aluminum tracks to get it back in. Sure don't want to drop it!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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just posting one more to hit 7000 posts...I have been here a long long time.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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I can't find the thread, but several years ago I did the exact same thing with the weed trimmer! It kicked up a pebble and busted out my Caravel's kitchen window! But mine was a 68 and I had to replace it in place, so I can't help you figure out how to put it back together, I just wanted to commiserate with you on the unfortunately situation!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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use two sided carpet tape to hold it back in the metal slot at the top. Sometimes the curve is not perfect and you might have to flip it end for end.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:54 AM   #7
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thanks, I think I will need an extra set of hands to move the track out where it is easier to see and do.

Weed wackers...can be dangerous.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:29 AM   #8
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man, that was LUCKY! I weed eated around the area of my trailer over the weekend...which was a DUMB mistake for the obvious reason it could kick up a rock...but also it got some bits of stuff on the trailer that were annoying to wash off...really will rethink yardwork at all in that area!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:48 PM   #9
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yep, I am smart enough to not do it around my old 911, but the trailer....not so smart.

I still am amazed I had the same window in the garage...PHEW!
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Having the replacement was a lucky break (ha ha)!

After I replaced the window in mine, I had a big piece of styrofoam I would lean up against the trailer to protect the new window whenever I was weed whacking anywhere near it!
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Bummer, pal. Let me know if you need a pair of hands!
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:15 PM   #12
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all done, I just needed some new set screws to finish the job. Local ACE hardware guy was great. Having the glass with the track and all parts on it was such a blessing. Gotta be more careful.
Reminds me of when I backed my Airstream 280 into our basketball goal...stupid is as stupid does.

Good point on the styrofoam Stef...
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If it's any consolation, I did the same thing to a rather nice car I had a few years back, and lost the driver's side window. Like you, I didn't know that I'd done it until I saw the glass in the car. Fortunately for me, though, car windows are not hard to get but my wallet was feeling pained after the new window was fitted
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:38 PM   #14
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I have heard from a few who did the exact same thing to one vehicle or another..Its almost as bad as when my rake fell off the garage wall and dented my pretty much pristine Porsche 911. That was painful too..
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