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Old 02-12-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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wing window tie bar

The seveice manual says the tie bar to the wing window must be replaced with a new one after removal. Any particular reason why?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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What is a tie bar? There is a U-shaped frame and then a vertical section.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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This is the vertical bar between the front window and the wing window. I have not completely removed it yet, I just drove it down about an inch with a hammer and block of hard wood
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Unless you totally trash it, I can't see why you would need to replace it. I doubt you can find just that part anymore. You would have to buy a new widow to get that part new. I have not seen window frame extrusions any place. Both my front wing windows were leaking around the outside gray gasket. I cut that outer flange with a utility knife and sealed with Trempro-635. I have no more leaks. I don't have much moisture between the panes yet. Why are you pulling the window?

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The seveice manual says the tie bar to the wing window must be replaced with a new one after removal. Any particular reason why?
That bar, according to Airstream, holds the wing windows to the front window.

Interesting enough, that same bar "IS NOT": used to hold the wrap windows, which are much larger, to the front window.

We have found using that bar is a 100 percent waste of time and effort.

Using Vulkem sealer, does a much better job, especially when your fitting a new wing window into a 30 or 40 year old Airstream.

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Unless you totally trash it, I can't see why you would need to replace it. I doubt you can find just that part anymore. You would have to buy a new widow to get that part new. I have not seen window frame extrusions any place. Both my front wing windows were leaking around the outside gray gasket. I cut that outer flange with a utility knife and sealed with Trempro-635. I have no more leaks. I don't have much moisture between the panes yet. Why are you pulling the window?

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Perry.

That "bar" is still available as a separate part.

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The wing windows leak and I am going to remove the inner pane and the ugly gasket in between. (I have moisture here) These are called splice bars at ODMRV and are only $6.00 each.
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Thanks Perry and Andy. Andy can you give the exact part # for the olympic rivet to use for the window frames?
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Thanks Perry and Andy. Andy can you give the exact part # for the olympic rivet to use for the window frames?
Olympic rivets are part # 28100 for a bag of 100.

You will also need one tube of Vulkem sealer.

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Pic's pic's please so I can get up to speed here :-)
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