Post by hueytownalss on Apr 6, 2012 11:16:38 GMT -5
Does anybody know, for sure, when Shasta stated using the jalousie windows on the front rather than the single push out type? I was told my trailer was a 60 to 64, more likley 1960. However, from the pics I have seen all 1960 and up have the jalousie type. Mine has the single push out type, which according to the pictures I have seen was used on 1959 and before.
We also have that type of window on the front. The title we were given said it was a 1960, but I suspect it is a 1959. Ours has a number of cracks on the windows and we may have a line on a jalousie type. If it is in good shape, we'll swap them. I dunno, is that a sacrilege?
Post by safetybruce on Jul 14, 2012 11:10:46 GMT -5
I believe that the jalousies were introduced in 1960 onward as you mentioned hueytownalss. My '59 does not have them...BUT I will be interested to see if anyone who has a very early 1960 VIN# verified by Ross as very early 1960, reports their very early 60 Airflyte does NOT have jalousies...I do not believe that the Shasta assembly plants returned any left over push-out windows at the end of 1959 to their suppliers for "credit"...chances are the surplus stock push-outs were installed on the earliest 1960's to roll off the line, until the stock was exhausted, then they started installing the jalousies. Unless you are going for the Grand Prize 100 point perfect restoration 1960 Airflyte, I do not see anything wrong with replacing one type for another if the repair has to be made and the "different" one(s) are available...imho