Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-13-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1964 28' Ambassador
Natalia , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 20
Question Window Crank Arm removal

Hi, I have a 64 Ambassador that I am working on and need to remove some windows to replace glass and other repairs. How do you remove the window crank arm from the window frame? I see the groove it slides and the area at the top with the slot but can't seem to get the arm out. Maybe I am just to leary of breaking it, does it just pop out or do you pry it at a specific location? any guidance will be appreciated. I know that once the arm is disconnected the frame slides out to the side. Also one frame is broken at a corner, should I get it wielded or can I use something like JB Wield?


wohtex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
Well Preserved

1974 31' Sovereign
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,572
Welcome to the forums.
I have removed mine by unscrewing the two mounting screws on each window crank and sliding each mechanism up and out of the slot near the top of the windowframe.

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 10:55 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
1964 28' Ambassador
Natalia , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 20
Question Window Crank Arm Removal

Hi Terry, thats the part I was unsure of when you get the arm to the top of the slot does it just pull out or what, mine don't seem to want to come out of the slot.

wohtex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 11:26 PM   #4
Rivet Master
47WeeWind's Avatar
1948 16' Wee Wind
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,139
Images: 20
Ohio or California trailer??

Hi Bill:

Was your 1964 Ambassador built in California or Ohio? The factory where your trailer was built is written across the bottom of the serial number plate on the exterior near the door. The reason I ask is that the windows were different between Calif. and Ohio 1964 trailers, so a general description of a 1964 trailer window may be confusing if the trailer on which the window being described is found is not from the same factory as your trailer (and windows). I can describe how the windows on my 1964 Ohio built 19' Globe Trotter are removed, but someone else will have to help you if your trailer was built in California.
Fred Coldwell, WBCCI #1510, AIR #2675
Denver, Colorado - WBCCI Unit 24
Airstream Life "Old Aluminum"
Airstream Life
"From the Archives"
47WeeWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 12:18 AM   #5
Rivet Master
1992 34' Limited
Falls Church , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 945
AS's the same??? NOT HARDLY!!!!

Wee etal -

EVERY time I discuss my trailer with another AS fan/ nut, I am reminded that NOT all AS's - even same year trailers! - are the same.

This is something that I have to CONTINUALLY remind myself of - describe EVERYTHING IN THE MINUTEST DETAIL!!!! - real AS fans/ nuts won't mind!

It is the 'YEAH, I know every AS ever built" folks you need to be wary of!

SilverToy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 09:23 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
1964 28' Ambassador
Natalia , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 20
Window Crank Arm Removal

How about this, it was made in Ohio and sold in California according the vin plate and then there is an old dealer sticker applied down below that.


wohtex is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1974 Excella front window docu post john hd 1973-1974 Excella 500 22 08-06-2004 01:53 PM
Window Removal Rob Windows & Screens 2 08-31-2002 07:49 PM
Try this!! Window frame oxidation removal trick... niftypkg Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 2 08-23-2002 05:49 AM
Front Wing Window Repair Charles D. Bennett Windows & Screens 0 08-10-2002 06:04 PM
Window Frame Removal 64GT Windows & Screens 4 04-09-2002 12:40 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.