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Old 04-09-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Window replacement 1974 Overlander

Hey any help would be greatly apprecited. Have a broken window on my Airstream. Its the window just to the right of the door. Small oval window I believe just below the main window that opens. Anyone know where to get such a window?
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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I would drill out old rivets and replace with lexan or take frame to local glass shop and have them cut a piece to match. Be sure and drill out rivets as explained on this site or new rivets will not fit properly and seal new rivets and window with vulkem.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks kind of new to this forumn guess I can do a search on rivets and find the thread your talking about.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:46 AM   #4
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From Andy at Inland RV

Hi,
Here are the instructions per Andy, I don't know how to link his thread so I just copied it:

"The three drill bit sizes that you will need are #30, 21 and 11.

We have a drill bit assortment kit available.

Olympic rivets are used on the exterior, unless you have a portion of the interior off. You then could use "buck" rivets.

The underbelly uses 3/16" pop rivets.

Drilling out the original buck rivets takes a # 30 drill bit. The holes are then opened up with a # 21 drill bit for the olympic rivets. "DO NOT" drill out the od original rivets with a # 21. The idea is that you can and will have oval holes with the #30 drill bit, since you cannot absolutely center the drill bit. Those holes are trued back to round with the second drilling, using a #21. If you attempt to drill out the old rivets with a #21, again you will have oval holes. The problem then is that you would have to true the hole with a #11and the use an oversize 3/16 rivet. Olympics are not available in 3/16, and if they were, the rivet head would be much larger than the buck rivet heads.

Also you will need a "shaver" if your going to do a bunch of rivets. If not, then you can dress then down with a Dremel tool, but they will all have a different appearance from each other.

You should use "vulkem" sealer when replacing rivets and/or sheet metal."

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:57 AM   #5
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A little confusion

I am still a bit confused on the rivets. I was reading another post and it looks like the olympic rivets are 5/32". I want to make sure I am buying the right thing. I have drilled out the rivets per instructions but have to clean the surface and do a final drill through the holes. Where is it suggested to buy the rivets. Looks like Vintage or Inldand RV just want to make sure of the size for the window.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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I thought that window had a retention ring that allowed glass removal from inside without rivet removal.
I know some of the similar shaped Vista-View windows have the removal ring.
Do you not have a 1974 service manual?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:56 AM   #7
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Not on this one. Its a double window and the rivets have to be drilled out. I have allready done that just not sure of the excat size olympic rivet to purchase.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:07 AM   #8
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How broken?

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Not on this one. Its a double window and the rivets have to be drilled out. I have allready done that just not sure of the excat size olympic rivet to purchase.
So its a double pain window. Are both pains broken? I have a sigle pain. You might could use the glass to replace yours?
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Ya double and both broken thanks anyway. Still looking for info on the right size olympic rivet to buy.
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Call Inland RV they have and know what size.
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Sorry for the dealy in posting I call Inland and they have the right stuff. Shiping standard mail $12.00 ouch.
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