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Old 11-10-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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58 FC window question please help..

I have a 58 Flying cloud. I am replacing the glass in the window by the door. You may notice a red arrow in the picture. This is a fixed window. PO made several attempts to seal it up with various sealants. My question is was there originally a gasket around this frame like all the other opening windows? I have a hard time believing it was just glued in there with caulk. The trailer in the picture is not mine, but the window is the same. . .

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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The "window" looks suspiciously large and not original (based on the other window dimensions). I would place a hunch that someone put a window A/C unit there and then removed it to put a "window" in the A/C's place. I am not really familiar with the older trailers and this is just a hunch.

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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Matt, I have a 58 with 2 of those same windows. No- it dose not have a gasket around it like the other hehr windows. It has an aluminum outer frame that is sealed to the body (mine originally had butyl tape behind it) and is riveted in place. It also overlaps and is riveted ton the small widow below it. Hope that makes sense. Are you missing the window? That might be hard to find if you are. Ed
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I have the glass, Everything is there. I guess I will just seal the glass back in place against the aluminum and put the trim pieces on the back side back on. I was thinking it would look better with a rubber gasket around the edge of the window frame, but I wont loose sleep over it. Do you have any pictures of your window. A outside and inside shot would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:11 AM   #5
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what red arrow?
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As it turns out I have both these windows currently out during my rebuild. I'll try to get some photos that will help you. As i mentioned mine seemed to be sealed to the body originally with butyl but vulkem should work fine. Do you have access to the back to buck rivets or will you need to use olympics? Ed
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:02 AM   #7
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Use urethane to glue the window in. It's the black stuff that car windshields are glued in with. You can get a caulking tube of it at most auto parts stores. If you are real good with a spreader you can make it look like a gasket by beveling the stuff from the frame to the glass.
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Mark, carefully put your mouse pointer in the center of the picture. Make sure you are on the exact center pixel. Move over 3.5 pixels and you should be over the beginning of the red arrow.

Ed, The interior walls are off. The window frame is still attached to the trailer and seems to be sealed fine. I will use the black stuff to glue the window in place. I have used it before. I know its good stuff because it takes a good 3 weeks to wear off your hands.

Thanks for the tips everyone.
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