Post by safetybruce on Aug 28, 2010 22:05:17 GMT -5
I look at all the things that need to be repaired on my trailers and ask the same basic question, How do I fix this (simply inserting any number of problems) on my (name of trailer inserted here)? Then I reassure myself that when I get started on those numerous repairs I have the backing and how-to advice of a good number of the Members of this Forum, to help me. I think as you enjoy reading the comments and the blogs and illustrated postings of a number of members in many subject areas of this Forum, you will begin to get a feel of how they proceeded, and then you can formulate a plan for the repair. With the help of comments and the ability to identify Members who have done some amazing repairs, rebuilds and amazing restorations you can try and send a couple of personal messages (pm's) to those who have impressed you the most, and ask them this same question. I believe you will receive some great advice and tips. If you don't think there is enough of the present window to rebuild, or if you are like me, and doubt you have the skill to replace parts that are missing you might start checking ebay and craigslist as well as vintage trailer used parts suppliers and find out if there is a complete replacement window available within your budget, and get your feet wet by doing a whole window unit replacement. Again there are those that can advise how to pull the old window, what gasket materials or caulking is best for replacement, even if you should try and save the current screws holding the frame in place or what ones to order and from whom. Those that have been there and done that will know what to look for and can advise on what to expect that you (or I) might overlook, or can point you to other threads that explain the process. Good luck, and expand your questions beyond this one post and I believe as you contact members you will find the answers you are looking for.