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Old 04-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question #1: '69 Ambassador Front Window

Does anyone know where I can get the "sash" for the front rectangular window for a '69 Ambassador? The sash is the aluminum extrusion that the glass sits in and that all the hardware attaches to.

Has anyone installed a frameless window in the front like on the later models? I figure if I get a piece of glass cut bigger than the opening, I can have the fittings attached directly to the glass. I can attach the hing as well. From what I can tell, that's how the later model Airstreams are setup.

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Funny thought. I have a 2007 25' Intnl in my shop right now and I was thinking of the same thing! I've only seen the square front window on ebay and the forums classifieds. That doesn't mean that it isn't available from Airstream though. Airstream has or can make a lot of the older parts.
As far as adapting a newer frameless window to an older trailer like your '69-I think that can be done with a few small mods. Having seen what you can do with an old Armstrong, I'll bet it would be easy for you.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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I think you're right. Going frameless would be easier in the long run. It'll just cost a little more to have glass company drill the required holes. I'll give it a week or so to see if anyone knows where to get the sash.
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This is one of those "terminology" things. If you ask for a sash, you're going to get the aluminum piece that the glass rests in. If you want the frame, it is the piece the sash goes in, that is riveted to the body of the trailer.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:05 AM   #5
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I need the sash.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #6
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The sash

This one looks pretty good. It will need new glass, of course.
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