Originally Posted by Skyeyes2blue
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,