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Old 06-14-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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replacing Corning windows '68 Trade Wind

Hi, I am looking for some step by step photos on replacing broken windows with Corning curved glass, and front window. Naturally, I have lots of questions :-)

I have the glass and new stainless steel trim and the clips for the sill catches. I am still searching for a replacement for the rear sill http://www.airforums.com/forums/show...92&postcount=1

I want to be sure I take the windows all apart and reinstall correctly. I have air tools, Olympic and solid rivets, butyl tape, bulb-type seals.

As for trimming the class with the stainless steel, can I use any type of glazing for seating the glass into the SS channel, or is there something specifically for this purpose?

I've been combing through the forums all morning, not finding exactly what I am looking for, so I'll take my camera with me and start shooting my own steps. Meanwhile, if anyone has tips and tricks to recommend, I'm all ears.

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Old 06-15-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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Hi Anne,

I replaced my kitchen corning window last year when I accidently put a rock through it with the string trimmer while cutting weeds nearby. It was not difficult at all. No rivets are involved. You simply take the hinge apart at the top and put the new glass in with a piece of double stick thick tape-like material, which I got from the local glass shop when I explained to them what I was doing.

I never did find a replacement trim for the edges though. I used the Vintage Trailer Supply glass and it was too thick for the original trim. Where did you get your edge trim from?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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Hi, I am looking for some step by step photos on replacing broken windows with Corning curved glass
Anne,
Here is some great info on just what you are looking for.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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Stephanie, thanks for your reply, which gives me more confidence to get this done. My kitchen window has a thick piece of plastic now. I have the glass from VTS, also. They also have the trim.
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