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Old 11-05-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Road Side Wing Window

Hi! I have a '79 Excella 500 with a shattered road side wing window. The window is double paned and the exterior pane is the one that is broken. Any ideas on where I could find a replacement for either just the one pane, or a replacement for the whole thing?
I'm considering just removing the broken window for now as a temporary solution but would like to eventually get this window matching the others!

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Old 11-05-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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Depending on the configuration of the window, you can probably rebuild it as a single paned window with the remaining pane on the outside. For a bit less trouble, but more cash, again depending on the config, you can buy a whole new single panned assembly from places like

Do a google search from outside the forums for "wing window rebuild," and you will see some threads that go into rebuilding some of the different configs.

Good luck!

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Old 11-05-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your window You can buy a new, single pane, I believe, from Vintage Trailer Supply.

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Old 11-07-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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InlandRV has single pane window assemblies. We just replaced both wing windows on my parents '72 due to a broken curbside outer window. Simple process, hardest part is getting the clamp/rail off the windows at the joint with the center window. They do fit pretty well, but there is a little trimming that had to be done and a couple fender washers on the lower corners to give the rivets (buck) something to grab since the holes were right at the edge of the skin panel.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:01 PM   #5
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The dreaded clamp rail ...
the part I could find no explanations for so here comes one.
The wing window and center window are held together with a molding strip that has a hidden dovetail joint on the back side, a couple of rivets in it to keep it from moving and possible some goop at the top to prevent water entering.
I drilled out the rivets, scraped of the goop, applied White Lightning, a non oil bicycle chain lube, until it ran out the bottom, gave it a couple of taps up using a block of wood and a mallet, and it slid off easily.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:25 AM   #6
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good luck for your journey.

I am in the similar situation on my 72 trade wind. we have broken street side outer glass. I do not want to remove all the buck rivets I would love to buy just the out side window glass for street side or buy outside curbside frame that way I can experiment making lexain windows for both wing windows.

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