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Old 06-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #61
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From the inside:
1. Open the window
2. remove the knob from the crankout ( 1 screw)
3. Remove the screen (just pull it out)
4. Undrill the 2 rivets which hold the crankout in place. 4mm =3/16" drill works best. After drilling you might have to push the rivet out, using a thin object like a nail or similar and tapping on it.
Go outside:
5. Slide the crankout out of the rail to either side. Note: there is a plastic piece between the wheels of the crankout which acts as a stop how far you can open the window; it will become self explanatory when you see it..
6. Now you need a step ladder: swing the window open 90 degrees and lift it out of the hinge.

To install reverse procedure, instead of rivets you can use short screws and nuts.. Whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes!
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:55 AM   #62
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Thank you for the detail! It now seems much easier. I was under the impression you had to remove all those rivets at the top of the window. Two rivets I believe I can handle. I will give Hehr a call shortly.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:02 AM   #63
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BTW New rivets, new crankouts and that plastic piece are included with a new window...
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #64
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You have to love a company that stands behind their product. Kudos to Hehr! A replacement is being sent soon!

Thank you all!
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #65
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My second set of windows came today - hand fabricated because the old style hinge did not accommodate 4 mm glass. Installed and ready to go for a test drive...thank you Hehr and especially Rose!
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #66
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Looking forward to your test report.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:17 PM   #67
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Btw I shortened that plastic piece in the crank-out track by about 1/3, now the window opens quite a bit more. actually I could have left it completely out, window would really open wide - but then the crank out is "over-centered" and closing is kind of difficult. Of course I don't have to crank it out all the way, but......
I am happy so far, trying to bent the glass in the middle is almost impossible - compared to the old one.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:05 PM   #68
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Kind of hard to see: forward window is the new one and extends further, rear window is still the old one with maximum (factory) extension.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:07 PM   #69
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I find that the windows rattle depending on wind direction regardless of how tight. It is very annoying. Above the table is the worst.
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Mike, that is 100% correct. No wind almost nothing, with a strong crosswind I had to slow down to below 50mph because I was afraid of loosing the front dinette window. The noise is bad, the flexing you can see is worse! Hopefully my troubles are history.....

As a side note it is really great when the windows open a bit further....there is much more air coming thru now. I will change all my windows now, takes about 5 min each window.
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