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Old 05-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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I found a 36x48 sheet of lexan at Menard's today for $68. They had a fair amout of aluminum channel (angle and flat) I think I can make a frame out of. My hinge is about the only thing left or the original rock guard. I'm still tring to find a good (cheap) source for a pair of rubber hood tie downs for the bottom, any ideas? I am also trying to figure out how to make a pair of rods to hold the widow up?

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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Tom, please post some pictures as the project progresses. I am going to be doing the same project soon.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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I think vintage trailer sells those rubber hood tie down things.. Thats where I got mine i believe.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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Aren't those rubber gizmos the same as they are currently using? If so any dealer can probably get them.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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Rock Guard Hold Down Latches

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I'm still tring to find a good (cheap) source for a pair of rubber hood tie downs for the bottom, any ideas? I am also trying to figure out how to make a pair of rods to hold the widow up?

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Rock Guard Hold Down 381021-01 [381021-01] - $9.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Rubber tie downs.

I round them at Colonial Airstream dealer.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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Please post pictures, I'm planning a similar project. I have the original front window guard, but it is pretty beat up and has holes in it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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Good luck! We did this last month, and it was a quick and fun little project. Luckily, we did have hardware from the god-awful...thing.. the PO put on Ambassador. Just built a frame from some aluminum C-Channel.
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