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Old 08-23-2019, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hello,
Iím a newb here.
I have been given the job of Ďrestoringí to the point of comfort and function- not a period restoration- a 1962 flying cloud.
The windows are non existent and parts seem to be hard to come by such as cranks, links, gaskets etc.
So Iím wondering if itís a viable option to drill the rivets out of the whole window frame assembly pull the units completely out of the wall and replace with new updated windows?
Not sure if the profiles are the same but itís just sheet aluminum so Iím not sure it has to be exact.

Thoughts and advice would be great.
Thank you,
Chris
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:16 PM   #2
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Don't give up so fast. I have a '62 Safari that I acquired last summer. Fortunately all the windows are in pretty good shape. The minor repairs I've done on them I was able to find parts from either Vintage Trailer Supply and/or Vintage Trailer Gaskets.

VTS has much more than gaskets and window parts, they have exterior lights that will likely need replacing. Look at their web site and make a Christmas list to give to family and friends.

VTG has what I have found to being the best references for the old Hehr windows that are in the '62.

Since windows are flat you can get replacement glass from local window company. Fortunately I have a friend that does commercial stained glass and got a replacement window from her - very cheap.

There are also some good videos on YouTube on repairing/servicing these windows.

Good Luck
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thank you,

Iíve talked to vintage trailer supply and they have parts for making new exterior frames (the active part) but donít have linkage arms and other parts, youíre right though, we may be able to get them complete.
I hadnít heard of vintage trailer gaskets so thanks for the tip!

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