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Old 02-21-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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want Safety Glass on my '62 Overlander

Where is the best place to get Safety glass made for my lil Vintage wonder?
Reason I want it, my 2 yr old can fall through front window in livingroom area.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:13 AM   #2
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Heat tempered safety glass

Marti, You can purchase heat tempered safety glass (as long as it is flat glass) for your trailer from a local automotive glass shop. Call them first with measurements for prices. Take them you current windows and they will even install the new glass in the frames for you at their hourly labor rate. Biggest issue is removing windows from your vintage trailer and re-installing them after glass is replaced with heat tempered. The shop will do it but it will cost you more. Ed
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Thank you Ed... good advice...
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:08 PM   #4
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On this topic, can auto shops do slightly curved windows? As in, if I wanted to replace the vista views?
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Curved window glass

Jim, They can order it if you can provide the correct radius of the curve. Probably best to take the trailer to them and let them take measurements. It must be made curved before the glass is tempered. I believe it would be expensive to order locally though. Is the glass inside a frame or not? You will need the glass shop to specify pencil sanded edges on the glass as well as rounding corners if not framed. That will soften the edges and corners if glass is exposed. Hope this helps. Ed
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Vista view windows

Jim, I just remembered that you can still get (some) vista view windows from the factory. Call JC first and check for your size window. Give them your serial number, model, and year of coach. You may even have a part number stamped on the window frame. They will provide part numbers/price for what you need. You will need to pay the shipping too! Then just pick the A/S dealer of your choice and place the order. Ed
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On this topic, can auto shops do slightly curved windows? As in, if I wanted to replace the vista views?
Jim,
I have a 75 an ordered a Vista View replacement from the factory. Check for current prices but mine ran about $250 for one. They are single pane and take 57 Olympics each to install

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UPDATE :

got my 2 windows in the front done...
local auto glass maker did them just fine...
husband installed them on friday!!
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Wow!

Marti, That was real quick! I sure hope they were heat tempered glass as it is a safety issue more than anything else. Keep updates coming and post lots of pictures. We love pictires here on the forums. Ed
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:25 PM   #10
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Here Are Some Of The Nice Thngs I Will Be Adding To My Decor...

I Love The Diner Looks... So Diner & Hot Rods Are My Decorations For The Overlander...
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I'm cheap....

Ed, Aaron, thanks for the advice. I knew those things were really expensive if you could even get them from the factory. I was hoping there'd be a cheaper alternative.

Mine have done what most all the old double panes have done. So I will need to either replace them or go through the careful disassembly process as I've seen others do on here. I was just hoping when I saw this thread that maybe an auto glass place could sell me four of them for the price of one from Airstream.

No free lunch I guess

Aaron, didn't you have a post a while back where you'd tried to break the inner pane and did so sucessfully on another vista view or two but wound up cracking both panes on just the one? I thought I'd read an earlier posting about that...

Thanks!
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Mine came from Royal auto glass
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Yes it is heat tempered glass ... and now with windows in place, I am ready to do my floor...
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Just For That!!!!

Marti, I'm sending you some glasswork Karma! Ed
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