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Old 10-09-2008, 08:20 AM   #1
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Replacing glass in a '62

My Ambassador has cracked side window. The side window is the lower one of 2 each measuring approximately 18"hx 40"w. My question is what is the best way to replace the glass?:
1. do it myself
2. take it to a window shop
3. take to a rv guy
4. take it to a AS guy

suggestions?
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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You can DO IT Yourself. It is a rather straightforward job. You may want to have on hand, new window bedding tape to seal the window to the frame, and new glazing to seal the outside, and new seals to seal the window to the trailer when it is closed.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:39 AM   #3
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Is that a curved window? they aren't cheap if they are.... you can also lexan Plexi glass will crack....
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
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'62 was straight, flat, non-tempered glass available from your local hardware store. You can take the window out of the outer frame, and take the piece with the glass in it to either your friendly Ace Hardware or glass shop, and have them mount it for you. Then you can bring it back and install it in your trailer, saving some time towing the trailer around, as well as money having someone else put t in the trailer.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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You can DO IT Yourself. It is a rather straightforward job. You may want to have on hand, new window bedding tape to seal the window to the frame, and new glazing to seal the outside, and new seals to seal the window to the trailer when it is closed.
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I didn't see any gaskets or seals specific to 62 on the VTS site. Are the "bedding tape", "glazing", and "seals" generic. Is any of it available at local hardware of glass shops? FYI- My next step is to call VTS for advice.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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I didn't see any gaskets or seals specific to 62 on the VTS site. Are the "bedding tape", "glazing", and "seals" generic. Is any of it available at local hardware of glass shops? FYI- My next step is to call VTS for advice.
We purchased everything from VTS to re-mount and re-seal our windows on our 62 Ambassador.

The items we used were as follows:

Hehr Hall-Mark 12 Glazing Strip (24' Length)-This was the correct window trim for the outside once you have installed the windows in their frames.

Hehr Window Bulb Seal (24' Length) - This is the seal that goes around the inside of the window frames to seal the window when closed.

Butyl Glazing Tape (50' Reel) - We used 1.5 rolls of this. It is used to adhere the glass into the window frames. We broke a couple of windows when removing them, but found that using a small portable steamer, the heat would loosen the old tape and the windows came out much easier. Additionally, the steamer was very helpful to blast out the crud built up in the bulb seal grooves and to remove the old butyl tape.

If you break a window, they are easily cut from standard glass found at your local ACE or other hardware store. Our Home Depot will no longer cut glass.

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Old 10-11-2008, 11:30 AM   #7
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The above posts seem to give me all I need to know to get er done. Thanks.

Any good reason why I would not want to use Lexan?
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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Lexan is the brand name for polycarbonate that is now sold by scabic Polymers. It is almost bullet proof but does degrade slowly when exposed to the sun. You can see the effects on streamline headlight covers on cars. The get yellow tint and lose their gloss and transparency in ten years or less depending if you live in the sunny part of the south. I would use glass, if I were you. I have a 63 and had to use Polycarb in 1986 when a truck took out the two side windows and frames in mine. I could not find total window assemblies at that time and so used 1/4 in sheet which I bent to fix. I polish it occasionally to improve visability but now it is getting yellow.
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