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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

Hey Everyone!

I have a set of windows that are in desperate need of some loooove! What are some of the best ways to disassemble (where needed) and clean? I am putting them into my bus in the next few months.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

all the moving parts are available on the internet- those cranks and handles, nylon sliders special screws and MANY post here on how to do it. these designs haven't changed in 80 years.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

Mine were painted when I got them, so it took lots of paint remover, 0000 steel wool and elbow grease to get them clean. Followed up by some aluminum polishing compound. vintagetrailersupply.com should have all the seals you need as well as new cranks (if needed). I had a few frames that had to be completely disassembled and found new solid rivets at ace hardware.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

fluxcap wrote:
Mine were painted when I got them, so it took lots of paint remover, 0000 steel wool and elbow grease to get them clean. Followed up by some aluminum polishing compound. vintagetrailersupply.com should have all the seals you need as well as new cranks (if needed). I had a few frames that had to be completely disassembled and found new solid rivets at ace hardware.

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Getting ready to pull my windows out myself in the near future so following this and the other threads with interest.

What size rivots did you use?

Also, my windows had wire tied through the screen and around the center posts to keep the windows closed. I assume this was done because the cranks were shot and the PO did not care to take the time to fix/replace them. Are there any form of locks for these types of windows or are the inside cranks meant to serve this purpose?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

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Getting ready to pull my windows out myself in the near future so following this and the other threads with interest.

What size rivots did you use?

Also, my windows had wire tied through the screen and around the center posts to keep the windows closed. I assume this was done because the cranks were shot and the PO did not care to take the time to fix/replace them. Are there any form of locks for these types of windows or are the inside cranks meant to serve this purpose?


Sorry, I donít remember the size. They are solid type rivets. Dirt cheap at ace hardware. I bought a handful of each size and just used whichever one fit best. I didnít have to fix any hinges, just the inner frame pieces. Those joints used the style with a flat head. You brace the head against something sturdy (like a vice) and then hammer the other end to flatten it.

If you need to replace any of the hinge rivets, they have a rounded head and you wou would need a special dimpled tool to keep the round shape of the head when flattening the backside. Vintagetrailersupply or any airstream website sells those rivets and the tool.

Yes, the new cranks will keep the windows firmly in place so you wonít have to go back to the wire locks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

fluxcap wrote:


Yes, the new cranks will keep the windows firmly in place so you wonít have to go back to the wire locks!


Awesome. Looking at these windows is driving me nuts, can't wait to get them cleaned up and working correctly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

Here is a close up of those pesky screws, which I was able to get out today with the use of "just the right" square bit.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

Waterborn wrote:
Here is a close up of those pesky screws, which I was able to get out today with the use of "just the right" square bit.



Right on! I ended up findind a good substitute in a phillips head when I reassembled mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Safari Camper WINDOWS; How Do I Clean and Rebuild? Reply with quote

Clutch head screws. Common on 50's american stuff.
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