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Old 05-18-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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The clips or pressure washer type fastners used on the rods which hold our windows open have begun to disappear. We have attempted to replace with new ones , but the new ones wont stay put. There is no room for hat washers and the C clips bounce off. Anyone have a solution?
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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Yes, but you're not gonna like it...

Replace your 1969 windows and hardware with 1970-1977 windows and hardware. 1969 is a "one off" year, everything is a bit different, including your window pieces. They changed because they had problems, or cost too much, or both. Of course, changing your windows is going to be expensive, too.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:34 PM   #3
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You can replace them with 1/4 inch snap rings. There is a washer that needs to go in behind the snap ring. Save the ones you have as replacing them is a bear. We're getting ready to replace all the window seals so I experimented with one window on our 71 - it has the same setup. Looked forever to find washers small enough with a large enough center hole to fit the rod. Finally found some metric washers that will fit.

Getting the ring thats on them off is also a pain. A small set of square nose pliers to shove them back - then a dental style pic from an auto parts store to get them to pop off. And pop they do - then the washer falls off - well, you get the picture.

Good Luck....
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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Snap rings we tried, last a while then fall off from vibration.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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Washers?

Did you back them with washers.. new ones or the ones that were on there already?

I've only done the rods on the bath window. Getting ready to pull all 7 windows and redo them with seals. So if you used a washer and a 1/4 snap ring I may have a problem too.

The ones on the bath window was done last fall - no problems so far.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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The clips or pressure washer type fastners used on the rods which hold our windows open have begun to disappear. We have attempted to replace with new ones , but the new ones wont stay put. There is no room for hat washers and the C clips bounce off. Anyone have a solution?
I just had all of our windows, '69 sovereign, out to tint them and found that the little "hat" looking clips are available at most hardware stores in the weird hardware section. Andy, at Inland RV, has them too.

They fit on mine and are indeed a booger to install. But, I found that if you use a medium size pair of channel locks, with the window open and the rods in the holes, you can hold the "hat" onto the end of the rod with the channel locks and then pinch the crap out of them. The "hat" will bottom out on the rod and will stay in place. It is important that the "hat" bottoms out on the rod to give you clearance room between the clip and the window frame. I found that standing on a ladder and taking your time results in success, a few lost "hats" in the dirt and the occassional pinched finger.
best of luck,
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