Hey guys, I posted a wanted ad on this but I thought I would also ask a question/ seek advice. Anyone have any good sources for salvage parts? My trailer had been used as a concession at one time, and so I basically have a big hole on the street side which the PO covered with some kind of sheet of plastic. I am wanting to get a street side middle window for it and then re-frame and re-skin that side. Ideally I would like to get the original window. I lost out on one on Ebay earlier in the week. How hard are these to come by and what other options do I have? Thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2012 16:54:47 GMT -5 by pmaz621
What size window are you needing? I have a few 1960's jalousie windows.
Ross and Ian, I am after the middle kitchen widow for a 1964 Airflyte. My trailer has a long and interesting history from what I have been able to deduce. At one time it was used as a H.S. marching band trailer, a concession, and a Christmas tree trailer. Somewhere along the line it was turned back into a camper, but the PO just simply covered over the hole with a piece of plastic. (See picture). My dad has suggested I get a window to fill the entire thing, but it would not look original and would not allow me to have upper cabinets for the kitchen. I am open to ideas for sure. Thanks for the responses. Ross, what size are the widows you have? Do you think they might work/ look alright?
Funny thing is I did find a source for one from another member here (long story: we bid against each other on ebay, he won, then found out it was the wrong one, we talked on the phone he was willing to sell it to me, but then the ebay seller did a poor job of packing it and it's junk now. . . anyway. . .but I did make a friend out of it in Idaho! ). Anyway that's my story. I am definitely learning patience through this process (I probably was not patient enough in buying this trailer, but it is what I have and I am glad to be fixing it up.
Any ideas anyone has would be appreciated. You all have already been a real help to me so far, just from reading other threads. -Paul
1960's Shasta Window 5 pane with screen Outside: 19 7/8" x 30 1/2" Inside: 18 1/2" x 25"
Ross, I think the top one (19"x30 1/2") would work. The original window was seven panes (I think) and 25 1/2" x 17". The good thing I guess is that I can almost put whatever size widow I want there since I have to re-frame it anyway. (Although closer to original is best.) And then or course I will have to figure out what to do about the skin (will probably need to seek advice on that also). Maybe I can PM you my email and phone number and we can chat about it some.