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Old 08-27-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
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Window Clips for 66', 67', 68' Are....In

Hey everyone, Anyone needing the stainless steel clips for model years 66', 67', or 68' for the original Corning glass, or new heat tempered glass (1/8" thick) sold by VTS. Great news! The clips are now available to be ordered from VintageTrailerSuppy.com. They come in three sizes...3/32", 1/8", and 5/32". This means all glass and Plexiglass/Lexan replacement windows whether they have a edge moulding or not can now get new clips to secure the bottom glass edge in your trailer window frames. The 3/32" is for the original Corning frameless glass and Plexi/Lexan of that thickness. The 1/8" size is for the new VTS or other 1/8" thick heat treated glass. Finally the 5/32" fits the glass or Plexi/Lexan with the aluminum mouldings. If you need more than 12 Steve is even offering a discount of $.50 per clip. I ordered mine on the 22nd of Aug. which was the first day the site was taking orders. I am not affiliated with Steve or VTS in any way. I just thought you late 60's A/S owners should know about another part that is now available to us thanks to the great vendors we have helping us with new and better replacement parts. fyi Ed
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Are these new window clips as stiff and strong as the original? The ones we bought from (another vendor), are very flimsy. Everytime you re-open a window after closing you MUST bend the clips back so they will grip the window glass. We shelved them and are using the original rusty ones until I can find a a place locally to re-chrome them. If the new ones are stouter, I buy them.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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Coloradobus, I have not received my new clips yet. I did go back and forth on line with Steve at VTS regarding the (other vendors clips) lack of tinsel strength. Steve assured me that their product is spring stainless steel and is sized to fit the windows (1/8" thick heat treated glass) I ordered from him in 2005. I have had very good experiences with everything I have ordered from VTS to date. I will let you all know what the clips are like as soon as I receive mine and start to install them. Ed
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Thanks!

Thanks for the info. I need a few for my Trade Wind, and was wondering where to get them. The price is right, too.
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Great to hear. I need some too. I sold my curved windows a few years ago when they were so scarce and now they too are available again. I had a feeling the clips were on the way.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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Great to hear. I need some too. I sold my curved windows a few years ago when they were so scarce and now they too are available again. I had a feeling the clips were on the way.

Replacement glass for the 66-67 and 68 trailers will soon be available from another vender.

Their price for the curved glass, as we understand it, will be $90.00 less than present availability, and the front and rear flat glass will be considerably cheaper as well.

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:43 AM   #7
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Good News!

I got an e-mail from VTS that my window clips have been shipped as of Thursday!!!! Yippee! I will finally be able to complete my window installs! As for news about another vendor for glass. That is great news for all of us 66',67',and 68' trailer owners. Thanks Andy, for sharing that info. Will Inland be the only source to get this new vendors products? How soon will this new glass beavailable to ncheck prices on? Let us have all the Juicy details. This is all good! Ed
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got mine

I got my clips yesterday, very very strong. Look good and well made.

How do I install these? Two-sided tape, glue, or just push them on?
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Ingrid, I replied to this on your other Hi thread....see it there. Ed
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Are these new window clips as stiff and strong as the original? The ones we bought from (another vendor), are very flimsy. Everytime you re-open a window after closing you MUST bend the clips back so they will grip the window glass. We shelved them and are using the original rusty ones until I can find a a place locally to re-chrome them. If the new ones are stouter, I buy them.
Coloradobus, I received my new clips today and they are excellent. Heavier stock than the original clips, Stainless and very well manufactured. Now I must go put them on my windows. I'll update this thread on how the install goes. Ed
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Coloradobus, I received my new clips today and they are excellent. Heavier stock than the original clips, Stainless and very well manufactured. Now I must go put them on my windows. I'll update this thread on how the install goes. Ed
Ya go, Ed and Ingrid! Please let us know (with pictures) how it went!

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