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Old 09-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Rear window replacement

Anyone have any ideas on replacing the rear window? Mine shattered today and I have removed it and opened the frame ready for replacement of the glass.

Rather that attempting to have a piece of sugar glass cut and radiused I am thinking of Lexan or Plexi.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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I have all lexan windows in my 68 and they look good. I bought it that way, so don't know much about the cost. I read a lot about lexan vs. Plexi on the forum and people seem to like lexan much better. Inland RV also sells the glass windows. Not sure the cost for your year, but for a 68 its about 150 bucks. Look through the forum and you will find alot of info on the lexan.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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Hi HowieE,
Sorry to hear about your window. Any idea why that happened?
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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Hi HowieE,
Sorry to hear about your window. Any idea why that happened?
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My guide looked the other way and I hit the garage putting the handle bar of the bike through the window.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:58 AM   #5
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Hey Howie,

Sorry to hear about your window. I went to a place that cuts laminant safety glass for my front window. It was about $75 and they put it in the frame. It suppose to be as good if not better than tempered glass.

From what I read plexiglass will discolor.

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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Angry Window replacement-too bad.

Howie,
Bummer regardless of cause. I had the rear window in the Caravel fail; it was not collision so my comprehensive insurance bought me a new one it for $50 deductible. They come already in the frame if you have the old style, airstream did not sell just the glass. No one in our state does the chemically treated glass. I know Andy can order them too.

Fit for my Cerritos built unit was not too good from the Jackson Center tooling; I carefully reworked it; likely not an issue for you I suspect. I put lexan (left over from my race car days) in the old frame for a spare and sold it some time ago at Brooks OR swap meet. Lexan is far stronger, harder, tougher and more durable than acrylic (plexi-glass) BUT beware of most any chemical that contains halogens (chlorine, bromine, iodine Etc) for instance electrical cleaners, freons of all numbers and flavors, and some industrial de-greasers; minute quantities (PPM) of some cause it to craze; and even a light spray that is not quickly removed will cause it to turn a non- structural powder over time. I learned that in my GE days. There are DOT issues that could be a issue in some jurisdictions too. Good luck.
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Here's some real tough stuff, local plastic shops should carry it.
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Thanks Zoom Zoom

That has a great use for needless injections for kids, another problem we are facing now.
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We just acquired a 1959 Flying Cloud......needs entire rear window
assembly, + glass of lexan, of course.........Suggestions on where to begin
to find one.......or do you just have to go out and have someone build you
an entirely new back window???

Thank you for any feedback! We can use all the help we can get......Anxious
to get it Road-worthy.

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We just acquired a 1959 Flying Cloud......needs entire rear window
assembly, + glass of lexan, of course.........Suggestions on where to begin
to find one.......or do you just have to go out and have someone build you
an entirely new back window???

Thank you for any feedback! We can use all the help we can get......Anxious
to get it Road-worthy.

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Utopia, Texas
I see you are a new member. Welcome to the forums! To fix your problem I would search classifieds on here or ebay. I am guessing that will be a hard part to find it would probably be easiest to just have one made. I have been looking for parts for mine for years. Every now and then the part your looking for usually pops up on ebay or here on this site in the classified section. Hope this helps.
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