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TPdrums 12-01-2008 12:43 PM

Ideas for Wing Window Closeouts
 
My wing window closeouts are in bad shape. I need a new pair, and it seems as if it's going to be impossible to find a new set. I'm sure I can make a pair out of wood or out of sheet aluminum... But, I want to see what other people have done. I know that I am not the only person that needs to replace these parts. Has anyone come up with any clever ideas? Or does anyone know where I can find a new pair?
Thanks

tphan 12-01-2008 01:28 PM

I seem to remember that Andy of Inlandrv said he had them for sale. ?

TPdrums 12-01-2008 03:24 PM

Yes he did. However the ladies at Inland assured me I was incorrect, and they are no longer available... So, now I need to figure out other options.

I thought I could probably cut them from sheet aluminum and then weld the pieces together to make a new one, or possibly make a wood form and then layout fiberglass and resin to mold new ones... But both of these are very time consuming and labor intensive options, for just making one piece....
Has anyone else come up with another way to surround these windows?

Aerowood 12-01-2008 03:34 PM

I,m in the same boat. I plan on making new ones to match those on the side elongated windows. Will be a challange making the corners.

Inland RV Center, In 12-01-2008 03:38 PM

wing window closeouts.
 
Holidays, holidays.

Messes up communications.

Airstream advises that they changed to a different design, many years ago.

Then, they eliminated the new design. a while back.

Bottom line, is that Airstream no longer has them.

I will quickly see if I can get some made out of fiberglass.

I will be out of pocket for a few days, but I will let Terry now and he can post the information.

Andy

SteSpot 12-01-2008 03:39 PM

wing window closeouts
 
What is a wing window closeout? Are you talking about the vista view windows that are above the regular window? If so, do you mean how to cover them up? pj

Inland RV Center, In 12-01-2008 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteSpot (Post 643804)
What is a wing window closeout? Are you talking about the vista view windows that are above the regular window? If so, do you mean how to cover them up? pj

Wing windows started with the 1969 models.

Wing windows are located immediately to the left and right of the front window.

Andy

SteSpot 12-01-2008 05:01 PM

closeouts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In (Post 643822)
Wing windows started with the 1969 models.

Wing windows are located immediately to the left and right of the front window.

Andy

That is what I thought wing windows are (in the front)......but then what are wing windows closeouts? That is what original question was about. p

Aerowood 12-01-2008 05:34 PM

It is the interior trim panel that wraps around the window. At least that is what I'm talking about.

SteSpot 12-01-2008 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aerowood (Post 643848)
It is the interior trim panel that wraps around the window. At least that is what I'm talking about.

Okay, that makes sense. thanks for responding....pj

TPdrums 12-02-2008 12:18 AM

I found this picture in another thread. I'd like my "closeouts" to look this good... Or try to find another way to finish them. Has anybody made their own? Or have some interesting ideas for customizing the window treatment? Can anyone help with info on where to find trailers being partted out?
https://i282.photobucket.com/albums/k...icsurround.jpg

funkill 12-02-2008 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TPdrums (Post 643969)
I found this picture in another thread. I'd like my "closeouts" to look this good... Or try to find another way to finish them. Has anybody made their own? Or have some interesting ideas for customizing the window treatment? Can anyone help with info on where to find trailers being partted out?
https://i282.photobucket.com/albums/k...icsurround.jpg


Hey - that's the picture (taken from someone else) that I *doctored* ;) I too need a set. So, if Andy finds someone to make them out of fiberglass, I'll get a pair!

I was thinking of using my existing, warped ones (not the ones in the photo) and adding some fiberglass to build-up the areas that are so distorted. I was also wondering if I could use something like bondo - that sands so nice and could be painted. What do you think?

TPdrums 12-02-2008 10:43 AM

Yeah, That's deffinately possible. I was thinking about doing the same thing. Only my closeouts are so warped that it would be more work trying to straighten them than trying to find another way to replace them. They're brittle enough that I don't think they would survive being taken off anyway.
I was thinking about trying to cut all the pieces from flat aluminum stock and then welding them all together.... I've never welded aluminum before though, and hear that it's not that easy.
My other option is to do the same method but from wood. Both of these are pretty labor intensive though for trying to make a set of casings for a window.

overlander63 12-10-2008 03:36 PM

Inland Andy says he has found a company that will produce new wing window closeouts made from gel-coated fiberglass, but the cost will be kind of high, somewhere just slightly South of $200 each. This includes them making molds for the closeouts.
While it's kind of pricey, at least it can be done.

Aerowood 12-10-2008 04:15 PM

That's to rich for me.

TPdrums 12-10-2008 04:44 PM

I just took my old ones off, and found that the frame under them is a very simple construction, really condusive for making wood closeouts... I'll make a pair for myself, and show you all, then if you are interested, I can always make more, especially for that kind of price.....

funkill 12-11-2008 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TPdrums (Post 646769)
I just took my old ones off, and found that the frame under them is a very simple construction, really condusive for making wood closeouts... I'll make a pair for myself, and show you all, then if you are interested, I can always make more, especially for that kind of price.....

Please do keep up updated with your work --- I might be interested if I can't get the bondo idea to *stick*:D

Laura

TPdrums 12-12-2008 09:43 PM

I am doing little things all the time to my a/s. I find it's a lot easier to shoot "after" photos than "durring" photos... But I post lots of updates on my web site, just go to the link and find the "Airstream" button. I'll try to remember to post some individuals pics here when I get the closeouts done.

laducky 02-02-2014 11:19 AM

I know its a few years too late but has anyone found or made replacements for these? I've been looking all over the interwebs with no results!

Inland RV Center, In 02-02-2014 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laducky (Post 1410795)
I know its a few years too late but has anyone found or made replacements for these? I've been looking all over the interwebs with no results!

I will get some quotes tomorrow for fiberglass replacements.

Andy


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