Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
jmalexan's Avatar
 
1978 25' Tradewind
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 37
Window removal

Can anyone tell me how to remove the window from the Airstream so that I can clean it and replace the rubber seal. It seems to be on some sort of track but does not slide off. Thanks for the help


James
__________________

__________________
jmalexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 02:07 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
1978 Argosy 24
MooreHaven , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 75
If your window is like our 78 Argosy you will have to disconnect the lift rods and the raise the window way up past 90 deg and it should drop out of the top hinge.Hope it works for you. Don
__________________

__________________
This is only temporary unless it works! Red Green
oldiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 03:32 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
batman's Avatar

 
1964 22' Safari
modesto , California
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 561
James,
Mine are 1964 windows, so not sure if this is any help.
There are a couple things holding the window in the frame. It helps to have 2 people but not too bad by your self.

1) On the outside of the window frame, center, top, there should be a very small Philips head screw. Removing that will allow the window to slide sideways out of it's track/hinge. Caution, see step 3!

2) On each side of the frame are nylon spacers that cover a slot opening again with a very small philips head scew. Remove them both. This allows you to remove the nylon slides that are on the ends of the lift arms.

3) Before you remove the window. Remember step 1 and that very small Philips head screw? Be Careful, It screws into a very small nylon piece that will fall out and get lost when you remove the window from the track. Should this happen, don't freak out. just use a small piece of electrical wire 14g to replace it when you reinstall the window.

3.1)Now lift the window to about 90 degrees and slide left or right (Look for the small nylon piece half way) until it is free of the track/hinge.

4) reverse process to reinstall window.

Hopefully this is helpful.

-Dennis
__________________
batman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 08:38 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 27' Excella
Huntsville , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 80
Front Wing Window Leak

I need to address a leak on my right front wing window on my 1982 excella. Any instructions available on how to replace the seal?
__________________
GMarugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2015, 06:29 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
aquinob's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMarugg View Post
I need to address a leak on my right front wing window on my 1982 excella. Any instructions available on how to replace the seal?
I just finished up with the wing windows. Take a looksee here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...or-127619.html
__________________
Bob

Ongoing adventures at:
http://1973overlander.blogspot.com/
aquinob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 01:14 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 27' Excella
Huntsville , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 80
When I looked at the fixed front wing window, which show signs of leaks, I was surprised to find that the left front appears to be a single pane and the right appears to be a double pane. Is this standard for a Airstream?
__________________
GMarugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 01:40 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
aquinob's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMarugg View Post
When I looked at the fixed front wing window, which show signs of leaks, I was surprised to find that the left front appears to be a single pane and the right appears to be a double pane. Is this standard for a Airstream?
Most likely they were both doubles and then one was replaced along the way. You may find that one is put in using bucked rivets and one is using olympics. That was the case on mine, the curbside window had been pulled out some time in the past and they most likely replaced one of the segments.
__________________
Bob

Ongoing adventures at:
http://1973overlander.blogspot.com/
aquinob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 11:04 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 27' Excella
Huntsville , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 80
rivets

Am I correct in assuming that the bucked rivets are the original rivets?
__________________
GMarugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 06:55 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
jmalexan's Avatar
 
1978 25' Tradewind
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 37
Thank you everyone, I'm sure this will get me started. Thank you thank you thank you.


James
__________________
jmalexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2015, 06:56 AM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
jmalexan's Avatar
 
1978 25' Tradewind
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 37
Also I have a 1979 International tradewind 25


James
__________________
jmalexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2015, 08:04 AM   #11
Jim&Teach
 
1976 31' Sovereign
Portage , Indiana
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 32
Just took our '76 31' LY on her maiden voyage. Windows are leaking. Anyone know of a good aluminum to glass sealant till I get new gaskets for upper "skylights".
__________________

__________________
jimmbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
AC removal before interior wall/shell removal? TexasAir67 Exterior Restoration Forum 1 07-25-2013 08:58 AM
Cabinet Removal - Closet Removal 2333 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 2 10-05-2006 02:00 PM
Window Removal Rob Windows & Screens 2 08-31-2002 08:49 PM
Try this!! Window frame oxidation removal trick... niftypkg Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 2 08-23-2002 06:49 AM
Window Frame Removal 64GT Windows & Screens 4 04-09-2002 01:40 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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