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Old 06-16-2004, 12:50 PM   #29
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Dallas,

Thanks for the picture and futher description, it is very clear now, and soon my windows will be. not sure when I will do this but I wanted to make sure I had the correct info before I started.

Thanks everyone for the info.

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Old 06-16-2004, 12:57 PM   #30
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Cool, Steve!!!

Here's another picture of the process taken after the plexi was removed and as the gasket is being taken out. I've labeled the pertinent areas. The prior owner had covered these windows with an aluminum sheet afixed to the outside. That's the reason it doesn't yet look like a window! You can still see some of the filmy stuff stuck to the glass. Good luck!
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Old 06-16-2004, 01:24 PM   #31
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Craig,

I bought my gasket from either Fastenal or Austin Hardware, I can't remember which. You should also be able to find it at a marine supplier as well. Be sure to use the dense closed cell stuff so that it won't absorb condensation and is firm enough to hold the outer glass against the frame (if you have a 73 + model).

Thanks for the comments about the Vista Views. I think it was the fix that had the most impact to the look and feel of the trailer.

Good luck with yours!

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Old 06-16-2004, 06:33 PM   #32
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I was unable to get the gasket from CanAm but I used a clear tubing to close off the space in my window frame. I chose to use Vulkem rather than Silicone for a variety of reasons. So far no leaks but it hasn't been towed anywhere yet. I will be posting pictures shortly of the entire process. BTW mine is a 1975 with the double pain glass.

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Old 06-22-2004, 10:49 AM   #33
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Vista View Surprize

Well,

I finally cut out the inside plexiglass on one of my vista view window and it was exactly as you described Dallas, thanks again for the pictures, what an improvement.

When I cut out the second, the longer one I found same inner Plexi, broke it out, cleaned the glass and found that I still have two more panes, with flaking film and a bit of water in between the panes.

I looks and sound like two 1/16th inch plexy with the film between.

Has anyone else run into this?

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Steve-

Congratulations on the project! I've not heard of the two panes together. Maybe someone else can offer advice on that. Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2004, 12:11 AM   #35
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This is a great thread....Very informative

I have this problem on mine too. I will be getting to this one in a few weeks as I will be working the frame seperation thing on my rear bath first.

I will also post my project photos related to this thread as soon as I start the project.
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Old 08-05-2004, 12:48 AM   #36
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77 Excella windows

Just did all three vistas, three knee height small windows and the door window on my 77 Excella 500 tonight. All had a glass inner panes and a grey putty-like material between the inner and outer panes. The lowers were tempered glass so they broke out into little crumbs, the vistas and the door inners were plate glass so broke into shards. Be careful of removing the shards, they will scratch the remaining outer pane if dragged across it as I found out on the door.

A big help was to score the inner panes with a glass cutter wheel before hitting it. I used a large cold chisel, about 14" long with the handle, and repeatedly tapped (hit) the inner panes in the same spot over and over until they shattered.

The whole thing, seven windows, took three hours. I'll get some tubing tomorrow to fill in the space left by the removal of the inner pane and the grey putty. I am leaving the grey plastic moulding that was inside of the inner pane.

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Wait, so you broke the inner plexi? This sounds much better to me than all the stuff I would need to do to remove the whole thing. I have a 73 sovereign that needs window restoration.
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