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Old 04-05-2003, 11:55 AM   #21
 
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I just quizzed Mike on this window installation:

he did a lot of measuring and trimming and re-measuring an re-trimming, in order to have the right size, including of course measuring over and over the channel. When it was right, it just snapped into place.

[it's by far not as dark as in the pix, I had a lot of sun reflection. And I don't remember washing it either]
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Old 04-05-2003, 02:31 PM   #22
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OUCH!

From your picture it looks like a lot of "Blood, Sweat & Tears"
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Old 04-05-2003, 03:17 PM   #23
 
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Re: OUCH!

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it looks like a lot of "Blood, Sweat & Tears"
I just looked at that picture, and didn't understand.

Then, I looked again: I am looking at my reflection. I was dressed in red and orange. Yuck.

Now, people are going to think we are polishing our Airstreams.
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Old 04-05-2003, 04:33 PM   #24
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Art - were you able to "fix" any of the vista-views without a problem?
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Old 04-05-2003, 05:42 PM   #25
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I stopped after my first mishap. I need to get my courage up and make sure I can get areplacement before I try again
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:42 PM   #26
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Thumbs up beer goggles

just got this pic from my buddy, this how we do it in wisconsin!

before and after!

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Old 04-05-2003, 09:07 PM   #27
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What, Busch and Miller? I figure real Wisconsin boys would be drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon and Old Style. Pass the cheese curds!

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Old 04-06-2003, 06:28 AM   #29
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Im a bud man myself, I have no problem there. Ican fix all the bottles you can give me .In the end ,the Vista view still looks like @#$% Although its covered in snow today .Nice picture though.
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One of the reasons for different results in the Vista View fix is the age of the trailers. In the 77 the Vista Views are constructed differently than in 74. So the above descriptions and instructions may not apply to all model years.
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Old 05-15-2004, 12:24 PM   #31
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This question is for Femuse...I have 1969 LY and the same window that was broken on your airstream was just broken on mine! Can you give me a little more information on where to buy the material and the tools used to cut and trim it? Also, did you just drill out the rivets, insert the new material, and replace and re-rivet the trim?

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I was thinking about a dremel tool ..

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When I had to go the rivet way I used a Dremal tool to round over the rivit. I understand there is a special tool that does a professional job but it cost around $180. That's a lot for a one time use. I wonder if someone on the forum rents or loans out one of the tools ???
At best the Dremal is OK.

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What if you take a grinding attachment and rounded out the center you could use tip of grider wheel as a rounder... what you think...?
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If you're a do it yourself type, why not do everything BUT the rivet shaving, then take it to the dealer and pay them to do it? Surely they have the special tool and the experience to know how to use it without breaking it. If you borrow one from a friend, and break it due to inexperience, you'd surely buy a replacement or at least contribute to the cost of replacing it.

After all how often will you need this tool? Why buy it?


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Old 08-17-2006, 04:12 PM   #34
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Im sure if you are careful and slow you can do a fair job.I did finally get a rivit shaver .Ive only needed it a couple of times but Im glad to have it .I found it on ebay for 150.00 good luck.Art
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What if you take a grinding attachment and rounded out the center you could use tip of grider wheel as a rounder... what you think...?
It can be done, but it is not easy to keep the grinder wheel on the rivet. Take a couple of extra rivets and put them in some scrap metal. Practice on them and figure out the best speed to work at.
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