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Lovemy64 01-05-2015 04:10 AM

Total shot in the dark - Jalousie Window
 
I have a 1964 Safari 22ft twin model that sustained some damage by the previous owner. The repair was not a professional restoration and the original jalousie window was replaced by a smaller jalousie from a different model airstream. Any leads on where to find a replacement window of the same size would be greatly appreciated. My trailer originally had the larger single window rather than the two smaller windows. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

overlander64 01-05-2015 06:56 AM

Greetings Lovemy64

Welcome to the For rums and the world of 64 Airstream ownership!

There Ade. A few options for your search for a replacement window unit. The most obvious being one from a donor coach that is being parted out -- or from a coach that is being remodeled to eliminate that. Window. Armed with the manufacturer and model number of the window that you need, you my luck ouut and find one in a salvaave yard that deals in RVs and/or mobile homes of the 1950-1960s -- mobile home parts dealers near college town can also be a source of such parts. You may be facing a long search as these windows and many parts are obsolete.

Good luck with your search!

Kevin

Lovemy64 01-05-2015 10:11 PM

Overlander64
 
Thank you for the tips. I figured at this point I would be looking at salvage yards. Utah is fairly isolated so the information you gave is extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. I have always thought that the jalousie windows were really cool and gave the already awesome trailer a little more interest. I guess I'm surprised to think that people would want to replace them.

overlander64 01-07-2015 08:22 AM

Greetings Lovemy 64

I am a fa of the jalousie windows as well. Our 1964 coaches were built during the last year for the jalousies as well as the door-within-a-door. The usual objection voiced to the jalousies is that they are more difficult to keep leakpproof.

Good luck with your search for a replacement jalousie. You might want to try placing a wanted ad here on the forums classified section. Claws salvage in Missouri might be worth a try even though they are quite some distance from you.

Kevin

ventport 01-07-2015 08:34 AM

Posting the size of the opening may help also, or put a wanted ad here and on craigslist with a picture and the opening size.

Schu 01-07-2015 11:50 AM

Call Intermountain Airstream in Salt Lake, they have several used ones and maybe your size.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lovemy64 (Post 1563396)
I have a 1964 Safari 22ft twin model that sustained some damage by the previous owner. The repair was not a professional restoration and the original jalousie window was replaced by a smaller jalousie from a different model airstream. Any leads on where to find a replacement window of the same size would be greatly appreciated. My trailer originally had the larger single window rather than the two smaller windows. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.


Lovemy64 01-07-2015 10:31 PM

Jalousie
 
My trailer was just serviced at Intermountain. They suggested that I replace the jalousie with a standard window of the same size because a replacement would be impossible to find. I may be stubborn or just plain stupid, but I don't really feel like compromising on this. The dimensions of the window are roughly 31" x 36"...thats measuring the frame at the rivot line. Appreciate the suggestion about the classifieds and will post there. Thanks for the information.

slowmover 01-08-2015 02:18 AM

Colaws, in MO.

vinstream 01-08-2015 03:14 AM

It is best to find the original size!!! However, I have changed many window sizes over the past few years with success and hard to tell from the untrained eye that the window size was not original. It's easier to go from a larger size to a smaller size, in a sense cut down the height or width or both and weld back together. From my experience cutting the wide is the easiest. I have also taken two windows to create one by using the parts of the two windows and stretching the size, but takes a lot more time and effort to do so. In my search I have found that there are way more jalousie windows of larger widths to be had than narrow widths. So the next issue is to find the right height that you need. Most Jalousie windows need to be completely restored with seals, glass, and hardware gears that need to be replaced. So if you can find an old window that is too wide but the right height get it and cut the width down. All the glass will be replaced anyways on most old jalousie windows. VTS carries all the part to perform the restoration of Jalousie windows except for the glass that can be found locally. The cost of restoring a widow of this type is around $500.00 worth of parts and glass and then the labor. So NO is not silly to want what you want, but it may take a tad more effort!

Lovemy64 01-08-2015 02:32 PM

Thanks for the tips
 
I agree that finding the correct sized window is the way to go. I am willing to rebuild, just need the parts. I have also sent off an email to Colaws to see what they may have. Thanks very much for the tips and info.


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