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michel88 03-09-2002 06:41 PM

Curved side window replacement
 
I have a broken side window (curved glass) on my '68 Airstream. Are these windows still available from the dealer? How hard are these to replace? Can I do it or should it be done by the dealer? Is there any other place to get these repaired?

Thanks for any help,
Woody Michel

airstreamcaravel 03-09-2002 09:52 PM

Curved Window Repair
 
My understanding is that the curved Corning windows that came on the 66, 67, 68 Airstreams are unavailable from dealers and are
hard to come by. You should check out www.iowaboys.com under
parts ... they had a couple of used ones for sale a couple of weeks ago ... they were in two sizes and upwards of $700 per.

Dave
67 Caravel (with curved Cornings)

66TradeWind 03-10-2002 11:26 AM

Re: curved side windows
 
My 66 also has curved side windows. So far all are intact. How did you break yours? I am trying to figure out if they break, from use or impact so hopefully I can avoid an accident.

Inland RV have the metal trim pieces for your windows (mine do not use) and I believe they can fabricate a lexan or plexiglass alternative. They also carry all the operator hardware.

Go to Tom Patterson's website and search the VAC archives for previous posts on curved windows. Use the webglimpse search at the bottom of the page- when I entered corning I had a lot of matches.

Take Care

michel88 03-10-2002 12:45 PM

66 Tradewind: My side window was broken by vandals.:( I didn't realize how bad this was! We want to restore our Airstream and we will replace this window somehow. We would like to attend some swap meets for Airstreams if anyone knows of any in the Maryland / DC / VA / PA area. We need a owners manual for the Airstream. We really need to learn more about it. Thanks for the replies!

Woody

Inland RV Center, In 03-10-2002 01:31 PM

Woody. We have the replacement windows for the 66-67-68 trailers. The material is acrylic, but it is not plexiglas or lexan. Plexiglas cannot be used outside. Lexan is too good, it won't take on the side contour, and scratches. The material we use takes on the side contour AND you can scrub it with STEEL WOOL and not scratch it. We also have the metal moldings for them. There are three sizes of windows, 17", 29" and 39". They are all the same height. Call us at 800-8777311 to place an order, if you wish. Andy

Gold Chaser 06-18-2006 03:10 PM

Sure am glad to hear about the replacement material. What is the thickness and price for the 39 in. size?

Geno 09-29-2006 09:06 AM

Michell88,

I just purchased a curved window from vintage trailer supply. It is for a 68 Caravel.

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/


Geno

Inland RV Center, In 09-29-2006 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geno
Michell88,

I just purchased a curved window from vintage trailer supply. It is for a 68 Caravel.

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/


Geno


We now have the original tempered glass windows for the 66-67 and 68 trailers.

We purchased almost 3000 pounds of the glass from Airstream.

Our most expensive window is $180.00, which is for the large curved.

Andy


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