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Old 04-11-2008, 02:00 PM   #1
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Phillips window hardware

I am looking for a replacement for a missing Phillips window opening and closing mechanism for my 68 Trade Wind.

I see parts for Hehr windows, but not much for Phillips.

The first two show what I do have in the back window, and the third one shows what is missing. I don't want to take apart the existing one to figure out why the plate is all that is left of the missing one.

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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Hi Anne,

All of those operators have a plate at the base, and the operator rests on top of it, so in your third photo you're just missing the operator and crank. Don't be afraid to take these apart - I removed all of mine, gave them a good cleaning, and re-attached them with some new screws. Post-cleaning, they operated much smoother. Sorry, I don't know of any place that makes replacements for these (if you find something, let us know!) but keep an eye out for people parting out trailers. Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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Phillips parts.

We have the barrel nuts, the crank handles, and the window clips.

We no longer have the stainless steel edging for the glass.

The tooling for the part that reaches out broke, many years ago.

The estimated cost to duplicate the original tooling, was estimated to be over $20,000.00.

Anyone want to participate with that cost?

I don't.

Sales potential would be about 10 to 20 pieces, per year.

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:13 PM   #4
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I too did an intensive search trying to find these part and the company, but to no avail. We arent missing any, they just were all rusty. My husband took them all off and sanded, primed, and painted them and now they look new. I will continue to try and help look for them with you, I would like to get a few just in case. Good luck on your hunt! Please keep us posted if you find any.
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Cool Thanks

Thanks, Mel, Andy, John, and Sandy. I'll be looking and will post back when I find.

Did anyone check Colaw's already?

You know, I'm so close to Jackson Center, maybe someone over there has some spares and I can make a fun scooter trip over from Indy.

Does anybody know the password or secret sign for getting conversation going with AS factory service? I'm apparently not approaching with the right obeisance. Not for niggling little things like these mechanisms, but big things like air conditioners and skin replacement.

I hope this does not come across as flaming, I am simply trying to spend a lot of money with the people who made the trailer.

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Thanks, Mel, Andy, John, and Sandy. I'll be looking and will post back when I find.

Did anyone check Colaw's already?

You know, I'm so close to Jackson Center, maybe someone over there has some spares and I can make a fun scooter trip over from Indy.

Does anybody know the password or secret sign for getting conversation going with AS factory service? I'm apparently not approaching with the right obeisance. Not for niggling little things like these mechanisms, but big things like air conditioners and skin replacement.

I hope this does not come across as flaming, I am simply trying to spend a lot of money with the people who made the trailer.

Anne
We purchased almost all the pre 1969 parts that Airstream had in inventory, including the segments, some 15 years ago.

Part of that included all the Phillips parts that was left, which was very little.

Since then, we have added many parts for the vintage trailers, including some that no one else has.

I doubt that the factory can help you very much with any of the original items for your Airstream.

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Old 06-21-2008, 10:45 AM   #7
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I too have been searching for the elusive Phillips "draw latch" (sounds good to me). A few months back I was at the local annual RV show and noticed the closure system on new Air Streams. I appeared the window clip and latch on the new A/S model could readily fit our needs on the 66-68 models. I understand the OEM window's on my '67 tradewind are 3/32". Could someone tell me the width on the new A/S windows and has any one tried this? To the purists I know this is a no no but it just might be better than not being able to close the windows at all.

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window hinge??

I just dug about 2 tubes of silicone out my bedroom window only to find out why it was there. Is there anywhere I can get the piece that holds the window in place? Thank you
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Last year there was an ebay ad for the hardware that you have pictured. The gentleman had a 'donor' trailer that he was selling parts from. The 6 or so window clips sold for $80 plus each. I bid on a couple of them so that I would have a spare for mine. When the bidding went over what I thought was too much I stopped. 80 bucks sounds cheap now. I now take REALLY good care of mine.
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Name these Philips parts

Does anyone know the real names of the parts for the Philips window thingies? I would feel better asking about the different parts if I knew what they are really called. Starting with the whole thing, I will guess a "window lock", then starting top left and going clockwise, a "cover", a "base plate", a "handle", a "barrel and screw", and finally a "retainer"???

Oh well, I do feel pretty lucky since there are 15 of these gizmos in the 66 Overlander I am restoring and I am only short a few pieces. I have all the base plates and covers, but I am short about 4 of the retainers (bottom left), 2 handles, and 3 barrel and screw assemblies. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks, TomE
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Does anyone know the real names of the parts for the Philips window thingies? I would feel better asking about the different parts if I knew what they are really called. Starting with the whole thing, I will guess a "window lock", then starting top left and going clockwise, a "cover", a "base plate", a "handle", a "barrel and screw", and finally a "retainer"???

Oh well, I do feel pretty lucky since there are 15 of these gizmos in the 66 Overlander I am restoring and I am only short a few pieces. I have all the base plates and covers, but I am short about 4 of the retainers (bottom left), 2 handles, and 3 barrel and screw assemblies. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks, TomE
These are the only Phillips parts that are still in existance.

We have all of those pictured in stock.

Bar arms, operator, operator handle, window clip, "E" ring, barrel nut, steel linkage bar.

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So I made my own

Since I can't find a source for this Philips window part (I still do not know the official name) I ended up making it myself. I used .013 annealed spring steel only because I found a small piece I got for free. The original is .015 which I hope to get soon. Once I get my bending jig done, I should be able to crank them out pretty quick. This (on the left) is only my second "prototype", but it looks pretty close to the original next to it, and best of all, IT WORKS! Now if I could just find the threaded part that goes into the barrel nut!!! TomE
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Very well done.
You are a talented guy. That used to be the American way..if you can't find it ..make it.
What equipment did you need to do that?
Also why is spring steel superior in that application?

as for the threaded piece could you possibly find an old faucet stem and adapt it by cutting off and threading one end?
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TomE, You build it and America and beyond will buy it. Keep us informed of this wonderful project that you have started. It may turn into a lucrative past-time for you.
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