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Old 04-04-2003, 04:53 PM   #15
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broken vista view

I still have 1 more to fix . can you remove the material between the glass ,or just the inside pane?I shure appreciate everyones help. I really thought I had it up to the last few seconds .
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Old 04-04-2003, 05:21 PM   #16
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Art,

I would think you could find a used outer pane and install it.

I would have removed only the inside plastic if the outer glass would have stayed in place. I don't think that you should pull on the edges of the outer glass to get it to come off the frame. If you can get a razor blade between the glass and the frame on the outside and run it around it would be safer. Better than trying to pry it off.

BTW did you see if there was anything used to hold the glass to the outer frame other than vulkem?

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Old 04-04-2003, 05:42 PM   #17
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I believe it is just vulkem .the inner pane is not plastic. its regular glass .The outside pane broke in a million pieces like auto glass.thanks for any help you can give .I had the inner pane broken and all the glass out . when I tried to clean the gasket up between the glass,the outer one cracked.
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Several years ago, while on the road, somebody broke the front right window on our 1971. That's a very curved window.

With what ever tools we had on board, we replaced it with a piece of Lexan. It took us a long time to fit it right.
I think the final cost was a few dollars and a lot of elbow grease.
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:19 AM   #19
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Several years ago, while on the road, somebody broke the front right window on our 1971. That's a very curved window
How on earth did you get a flat piece of lexan to fit? They curve both ways, a compound curve. Did you end up putting in a correct replacement at a later date? I can't believe it didn't leak or fall out down the road.

A question for anyone on the hinged front center window, the owners manual in 74 says you really don't need a rock guard, that the window has some high impact properties. It is double pane unit and the inner pane is some sort of unbreakable plastic. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the plastic on the outside as a first defense or is the plastic inner pane the failsafe if the outer glass pane gets shattered?

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How on earth did you get a flat piece of lexan to fit? They curve both ways, a compound curve. Did you end up putting in a correct replacement at a later date? I can't believe it didn't leak or fall out down the road.
A lot of elbow grease and the fact that Mike's ancestors originally came from Switzerland. The Swiss have a reputation for 2 things:

_ careful, long planning when it comes to everything they touch
_ persistance and slowwww laborious work (watch makers and machinists' blood run in his veins)

We did that at the Welcome Center I-95, Southern Maine.

It was a laborious job. Every move carefully planned....and a lot of brute force. I never believed it was going to work. Mike did.

We never replaced it. That was over 8 years ago. It travelled a lot of happy miles, rain and shine. It never leaked. [that's the left, not the right window !]
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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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OUCH!

From your picture it looks like a lot of "Blood, Sweat & Tears"
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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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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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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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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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