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Old 07-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #71
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After reading a post this morning, I found out to install new window screen, I may need to remove the entire window frame and drip caps. Has anyone successfully installed new screen without removing the window frame? I don't mind doing it if required but don't want to go to the trouble if not necessary. I also have ordered (it's on back order at VTS) the new black window seal that goes between the trailer shell and the window frames but I was only planning on doing the bottom piece as is the most likely to be shot. Ideas?
I am in the process of replacing all the screens on my Liner. So far, I have been able to replace the screens on the side windows, but it takes the removal of the center bar, or parts of the center bar, depending on which window is being re-screened. I have not looked closely at the front and rear windows yet, but I think that they will take more work. I hope the windows do not have to come out.

I will try and post some pictures on my 1955 Liner thread later today.

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Old 07-05-2009, 11:50 AM   #72
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Barry, your '55 is the first I've seen with stationary picture windows built like my '56. I'm sure there are others, I've just not seen them. Mine need complete reworking, all 5 of them. Old gaskets are squeezing out under and over frames. Some are original glass and some replaced with plexi, and a mix of rivets and screws holding on the frames.

I wish I could be watching over your shoulder with your rebuild. And I didn't realize replacing screens would be such a deal for these models.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:59 PM   #73
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picture window?

Hey sugarfoot mines got them too!
Really nice find! I might have missed it but what is the serial#?
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #74
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #75
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hi barry,

i'm not on the forums much these days but i just saw this. your number is about 80 before mine, so maybe yours is a '55. anyway, the layout is the exact same as mine and i did gut it. i also had the green zolatone paint on mine as well.

you can see my thread here, http://www.airforums.com/forums/f411...oud-27533.html

i also recently rebuilt all of the windows which was very time consuming. you can see the step by step video of that at my blog here; reside architecture | modern design for the residential lifestyle airstream

good luck!
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #76
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I've read your thread, David, and it's great and loaded with useful information. I just finished another polishing session and my arm feel like lead weights.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #77
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Nuvite -vs- Diamond Brite

Necessity is the mother of invention so......

My 1lb can of Nuvite F7 is on back order at VTS so I went to the local Lowes and picked up 3 bottles of Diamond Brite. It is located right next to the aluminum truck tool boxes and at only $12 a bottle, not a bad deal. I had decent results but prefer the Nuvite. I borrowed a neighbor's scaffold and was able to reach much higher and you'll notice that I worked all the way back to the whale tail. The Diamond Brite spatters much more than the Nuvite too so I'm covered in gray, white, black specks.
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I've read your thread, David, and it's great and loaded with useful information. I just finished another polishing session and my arm feel like lead weights.
i'll make a deal. i'll rebuild your windows and you polish my trailer
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #79
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Seriously, I'm not sure who would be getting the better deal on that one
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:14 PM   #81
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Hey sugarfoot mines got them too! . . .
You and Urbanfood! I learn something everyday. I guess these windows were a California thing for '55 and '56.

Unfortunately I'm at work and Urbanfood's video is blocked by some stupid software. I'll check it ASAP.

62-lander, it's looking great!
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I try to learn something new every day but at my age, that means somethings got to go and I'm afraid I'll start missing the kid's birthdays, my anniversary, etc. Oh well.
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Porch Light

Does anyone know what the porch light on my 55-56 Flying Cloud should look like or if one is available? Notice that the PO wired a plug into the light so he/she could turn on a string of lights with the switch.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:28 PM   #84
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uhm, it, well, it is right there above the door on the right....I see it in the photo.
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