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mtnman 01-25-2006 04:07 PM

Glass replacement
 
I have a curb side window on my 79 Argosy that has 2 cracks in it and I want to get it replaced. I think it must be made of plexi glass or something other than glass. My intentions were to remove the whole window and take it to a glass repair store and let them put the new window glass in. The window opens and has 2 rivets at the top. It also has the little rain gutter which runs around the top and about 3 to 4 inches down each side of the window. Can anyone tell me how to remove the window? I searched window repair and found nothing that would help me.
mtnman

3Ms75Argosy 01-25-2006 06:55 PM

The window and frame...
 
removes fairly easily (like your side compartment doors). Unscrew the side arms that push the window up/out. From standing on a ladder, swing the window up higher until it unlatches from the top. Be careful not to bend the "hinges", as it makes installation much harder. Have someone handy to catch it if you should drop it!:D
That's it! I don't know how to get the window out of the frame though.
Marc

mtnman 01-25-2006 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3Ms75Argosy
removes fairly easily (like your side compartment doors). Unscrew the side arms that push the window up/out. From standing on a ladder, swing the window up higher until it unlatches from the top. Be careful not to bend the "hinges", as it makes installation much harder. Have someone handy to catch it if you should drop it!:D
That's it! I don't know how to get the window out of the frame though.
Marc

That easy?!!! I will try it tomorrow. If I get the window to the glass place, they can take it out of the frame.
mtnman

mtnman 02-03-2006 09:02 AM

You were right, that was easy. I now have a new window in my coach!!
mtnman

Alumaholic 02-03-2006 12:28 PM

How Did You Remove and Replace Glass Itself
 
Removing the window assembly is easy. Please tell us how you replaced the curved glass. :huh: Inquiring minds want to know.:)
Ken

Pschoerrn 02-03-2006 12:54 PM

mtnman,

with what did you replace the old glas? Was it possible to put new glas in? I always thought it would be too hard due to the slight curve in the windowframe...

Bjoern

wahoonc 02-03-2006 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pschoerrn
mtnman,

with what did you replace the old glas? Was it possible to put new glas in? I always thought it would be too hard due to the slight curve in the windowframe...

Bjoern

Bjoern,
IIRC mtnman has a Minuet which has the plexiglass windows in it to reduce weight. That stuff will bend in a curve. If you have the glass like we do get ready to spend the big bucks:blink: for replacement windows. Or stuff a piece of scratch resistant Lexan in.:huh:

Aaron:cool:

Pschoerrn 02-03-2006 01:25 PM

Thanks Aaron,

Lexan was my way to go, too. "Real" Glas for Replacement is hard to get over here, as there are nearly no Airstreams for gutting...

Bjoern


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