Originally Posted by fireflyinva
I've been curious about the old window rock guards. What holds them on to the window frame? I just replaced our front window and puzzled over attachment as I worked on it. I was considering that we could possibly one day fabricate our own rock guard if we could figure out where it would attach.
Mary, it looks like your question wasn't fully answered, at least as far as vintage Airstreams go. Our factory guard on our similar-aged coach has an aluminum frame, two slide rails, one on each side, and a piano hinge across the top. It partially obscures the emblem that reads "AIRSTREAM" over the front window, I am told that is how it was done way back when. It is riveted on the trailer and the frame for the guard. The guard itself is a green-colored corrugated fiberglass sheet, available at any home-improvement store. The aluminum frame may be a little harder to come by, unless you are good at working with soft metals. Here is a photo of ours: