Post by rockinlinda on Apr 2, 2013 20:20:45 GMT -5
Move husband and I need to remove the side windows in the dining area of our '61 1600. I see a bunch of screws on the outside all around the window, and metal trim around the window on the inside. I read another thread about removing the inside metal, but do all of those screws on the outside need to be removed too? Also, we have gray rubber bead molding all around the window on the outside that appears to seal the glass to the edge of the trailer skin. Does VTS or anyone else sell this bead molding? Thanks so much for your help!
Post by universalexports on Apr 2, 2013 21:25:27 GMT -5
yes, VTS sells the rubber gasket, if you remove the aluminum trim inside their are wood sticks in the window frame that help hold the glass in, you can remove the trim sticks, and it might come out that way, on mine the window had slid down a bit so I removed all the screws from the outside and the J-rail on the front and over the top past the window, then pulled the skin back and pulled the glass out.
If I remember correctly, the window is installed from the inside, with a slat that holds the glass in place, then the outside screws are tightened to draw the skin into the seal strip. It has been a while since I read it all, and I know there were a couple different methods being used for the installation.
Post by Gone Kayaking on Apr 4, 2013 0:12:41 GMT -5
Yes you need to remove them all. Please look at mobiltec's video on this. Most important in the removing is really try not to break the glass. He replaced with plexi and I think this is a good method. These are the trickiest windows to do well.