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Old 01-25-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Wing window, saving interior glass

My interior left wing window has shattered but is still intact, what can I do to keep this in place for as long as possible.
We do lot of camping in the cold so I would like to keep the dual panes as long as I can or until I find a replacement.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:30 AM   #2
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My interior left wing window has shattered but is still intact, what can I do to keep this in place for as long as possible.
We do lot of camping in the cold so I would like to keep the dual panes as long as I can or until I find a replacement.
Carefully covering it with duct tape, would keep the pieces in place.

Temperature changes will try to blow the window out.

Contact your insurance company.

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Old 01-25-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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The double pane windows can be problematic anyway with condensation and the butyl gasket between the panes. Consider removing the pieces and filling the gap where the pane was with Vulkem or another material. The double pane windows were one of AS's less successful ideas anyway.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:39 PM   #4
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As has been said before , the double panes are just that , a double pain.
i have repaired a vista veiw with the same problem by removing the outer broken glass and cleaning out the channel . Then pushing the Glass to the outside and caulking it in place . I used roll of 9/16" w x 3/16" thick rubber in the channel to hold the glass to the outside.

I have also had a wing window replaced , they are still available from AS but only in single pane , for double pane you will have to go used , have seen them on ebay periodically . Good luck
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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Hi I am a newbie so be patient with me please... I have a 73 Tradewind and I need a new glass for the middle window in the front by the hitch. Can anyone give me any advice on what would be my best bet?
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:44 PM   #6
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Hi I am a newbie so be patient with me please... I have a 73 Tradewind and I need a new glass for the middle window in the front by the hitch. Can anyone give me any advice on what would be my best bet?
We have that window in stock.

The glass comes with a metal frame and gasket. It's ready to install that takes about 5 minutes, or less.

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Old 01-27-2009, 08:26 PM   #7
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window glazing for 64

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I have a 64 globetrotter with a broken window. What type of glazing material can I use to hold in the new glass? I believe my windows could be a bit out of the norm for this model. There is a hard (plastic?) strip that goes continuosly around the window on the inside and outside. I also want to use some type of weather stripping to make the windows weather tight. Bought latex bulb seal and window glazing from vintagetrailer but nothing worked out. Can anyone help? p.s. sorry if i'm out of line. i'm new at this as well.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #8
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Question Replacing wing window

I am facing the same situation, replacing the front curbside wing window. I have gotten pricing for just the window as well as installation. Is this something that could be done at home or should it be left to the professionals? I have a 1970 overlander.
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We have that window in stock.

The glass comes with a metal frame and gasket. It's ready to install that takes about 5 minutes, or less.

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Old 05-27-2009, 03:46 PM   #9
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The wing windows have to have the rivets drilled out of the frame and the new riveted back in. It is not that hard to do but will require re installation of the new panel that is not predrilled. The easy way would be to remove the interior trim panel and drill the new window from the inside, seal and install new rivets, either solid shank or the blind style. If this is the route you would like to take let us know and further help is available.

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I am facing the same situation, replacing the front curbside wing window. I have gotten pricing for just the window as well as installation. Is this something that could be done at home or should it be left to the professionals? I have a 1970 overlander.
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And don't forget to use plenty of Vulkem. You will get the idea when you take the old window out.
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And don't forget to use plenty of Vulkem. You will get the idea when you take the old window out.
Well we (husband) did it.. replaced the wing window. I was biting my nails the whole time my husband was trying to pry the molding off. I didn't realize that the thin strip of aluminum was the part that everyone was talking about, saying that it needs to slide up or down. When he took a hammer to the metal strip I almost cried thinking he was doing it all wrong. Here are some pictures of the finished product..look, no packing tape! lol Next task is getting the tape residue off.
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Nice work!

Gu-gone, plastic razorblades and mineral springs will clean that tape residue off in no time
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