Post by franksshasta on Jul 23, 2010 18:15:51 GMT -5
Slats??? Are you referring to the window glass? If so, it should have a small gray disk between the glass and the metal hingey thing. If this is missing, this would cause the glass to become loose and possibly fall out. They sell the disks in a long cylinder that you cut with a razor knife from VTS. www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Jalousie_Window_Discs_p/vts-171.htm
Post by betsy99669 on Jul 23, 2010 20:47:38 GMT -5
Yes I mean the window glass. i saw the small gray disc that you mentioned. The glass in question has a black gooey glob on one side. The other side has a small gray disc. I will look into vintage trailer supply. Do I measure the thickness by using one of the other disks or are they a standard size and scored?
The size isn't all that important but is in the neighborhood of 3/16", depending on how far in the tab has been bent. You just cut some off with a flat razor and slide in place. It should be pretty snug.
JoeK '61 16' Airflyte
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I'll echo Joe's comments. I have been doing just that on my windows the past few days. I reinstall the glass pane then look at the space between the glass and the metal hinge/holder - then cut a piece off disk material cylinder thicker than I think I need and get it started with my fingers. I then *carefully* use a small flat screwdriver to push it into place. If it goes too easily, I re-cut a thicker disk. Wanted these snug.