Post by MapleRiverShasta on Jan 26, 2013 8:43:43 GMT -5
I am restoring my Jalousie windows on my 64 Compact & noticed that the metal edge that wraps around the glass slats at the bottom has broken off. I know that VTS has these but they are the ones that are obsolete & really don't want to replace them. Any suggestions how to fix them so the glass doesn't fall out? I have ordered the grey discs, bulb seal, etc from VTS for the rest of my restore but just wondering if there was an easier fix than replacing the clips. Thanks in advance!
I’ve been working on restoring my window as well and have the same problem with two slots. As long as one side of the glass has the lip there really isn’t anyway the glass can slide out. It will only potentially slip on one side until the glass jams slightly crooked. The new disks will hold it in place well. I’m not going to worry about it that much, before I restored the window the clip was broken and the glass didn’t move.
Post by MapleRiverShasta on Jan 26, 2013 12:27:35 GMT -5
@smccusk I bought the camper in November & previous owner said he has towed it several times & the glass never fell out. I am thinking that maybe using a dab of clear silicone caulk may help reinforce it. I am missing all of them on the street side window but the kitchen & curb side windows have them all....go figure!
Stay off the major freeways in Southern California. The pot holes are about 10 feet in diameter and 6 to 8 inches deep in the number 1 and 2 lanes. I guarantee that your jalousie panes will all fall out if you drive on interstate 5 or the 60 freeway. All of your curtains will come down, the seat cusions will be on the floor, any pictures or nick nacks will also be on the floor and you may even snap a leaf spring pack or two.
Because of the danger involved in a piece of glass falling out on the road while moving I would replace the broken parts. It's just not fair to the driving public if by chance you do lose that glass. Think motorcycles driving behind you. Just my two cents worth. In today's economy two cents aint much.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can,
The courage to strip the parts from the trailers I can't,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Post by MapleRiverShasta on Jan 27, 2013 9:08:53 GMT -5
mobiltec Glad I don't live in California! Thank you for making me aware of problems I could create on the highway. I definitely wouldn't want to put anyone in jeopardy of being injured or worse. Got so excited about restoring my windows that I was being narrow minded.
vikx Thanks for the thread. I am going to try to find a whole new window & if that isn't possible then I will look into having someone fabricate some clips for me.
Anyone have a Hehr C 1626 151 24 Jalousie window for sale that's in good shape?
Post by persimmonpal on Jan 28, 2013 16:52:33 GMT -5
Hi, I have one window that may fit.. Here aRE THE DIMENSIONS; OUTER DIAMETER: 25 3/8 x 16 1/2 INNER DIAMETER: 23 3/4 x 14 7/8 There are 4 panes, and all of the Jalousie clips are in great sha[e. Let me know if this works for you!