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Old 01-17-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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the acrylic plastic windows on my 1986 falcon camper (dodge chassis) are cracking and worn out. they are the front windows for the over cab bunk. does anyone know a source for replacement acrylic windows and the rubber moldings? i'm sure falcon owners have had to replace these before, plastic doesnt really last long. i'm in dallas tx area. barring that i may have to replace it with aluminum or ss. anyone done this ??
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: acrylic windows

Short of googling acrylic windows, which I'll assume you've already done, here's
a couple of threads about finding custom windows from on here. Have a browse when you can.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1280&p=5654&hilit=windows#p565 4
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1280&p=5206&hilit=windows#p520 6
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1333&p=5286&hilit=windows#p528 6
There are some success stories therein, if you don't mind a bit of reading.
Might there be other options besides aluminum or ss? How about tempered glass with a stone
blocking screen of some sort over it, to give it a chance against stone chips? I believe you can
get it custom fit, although it's not cheap.

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Contact a local auto glass shop & see if they can help. Maybe try one that also does boats would be best. I had a custom Plexiglas window made for a boat once.

You might find some help through this link: http://www.intervecphoenix.org/ (InterVec - Phoenix Travel Club)

Is it as bad as the ones shown here: http://forums.trailerlifedirectory.com/ ... 987419.cfm

The easiest and most permanent fix I can think of would be to use epoxy resin and fiberglass glass cloth on the inside. Find an epoxy resin that is UV resistant. This suggestion might not look pretty though.
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Find a shop that works with Lexan. It is like plexiglass but almost unbreakable. I used to work with it all the time when I was a millwright. They should be able to make a pair of new windows for you in about 2 hours. You just won't have the bubble effect. It will be flat.
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