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Old 04-09-2020, 05:39 PM   #1
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e450 girardin window removal

Thought I could figure this out but no go. Took out the inner rails held with screws. Cut the outside caulk and they wonít budge. Even my e exits wonít swing open. I wanted to get them out to re seal but if I donít figure this out soon I may just lay some new caulk around and leave them. They are a major source of my leaks already-of course. So any help is appreciated. 2001 e-450 giradin body. Thanks
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Old 04-09-2020, 05:40 PM   #2
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Sorry for crooked pics but that’s the last thing I feel like messing with at this moment ��
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Old 04-16-2020, 12:15 PM   #3
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Iíve got a Ď95 e350 girardin. I removed the screws to remove the windows to reseal as you are, but no matter how much I scraped, leveraged, or heat-gunned, I could only remove one window. I seriously couldnít. It was so frustrating. So I resealed that one the best I could and put it back, using these jury rigged clamps to hold it in place.

For the rest of the windows, I applied generous amounts of dynatron 550 seam sealer at all exterior seams of the window. And Iím talking generous. I used a rag to sort of squeegee them into the cracks and crevices to seal it up as best I could. After letting it cure for 24 hours, I took a hose to the windows and inspected for any further leaks. There were one or two, so I reapplied the seam sealer in the same way. 24 hours later, another hose check, and now I have no more leaks!

If you go this route, make sure you donít cover the seams so much that the window canít travel all the way down. Just make sure it can move as much as you want it to.
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Old 04-17-2020, 05:23 PM   #4
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Iíve got a Ď95 e350 girardin. I removed the screws to remove the windows to reseal as you are, but no matter how much I scraped, leveraged, or heat-gunned, I could only remove one window. I seriously couldnít. It was so frustrating. So I resealed that one the best I could and put it back, using these jury rigged clamps to hold it in place.

For the rest of the windows, I applied generous amounts of dynatron 550 seam sealer at all exterior seams of the window. And Iím talking generous. I used a rag to sort of squeegee them into the cracks and crevices to seal it up as best I could. After letting it cure for 24 hours, I took a hose to the windows and inspected for any further leaks. There were one or two, so I reapplied the seam sealer in the same way. 24 hours later, another hose check, and now I have no more leaks!

If you go this route, make sure you donít cover the seams so much that the window canít travel all the way down. Just make sure it can move as much as you want it to.
Thank but I have the shuttle body so itís quiet different. I am planning to take your skylight hatch idea though 😎
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Old 05-16-2022, 07:41 PM   #5
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Did you ever figure this out? I'm about to start taking mine out
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Old 06-21-2024, 04:26 AM   #6
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Reviving an old thread

Im currently in the tear down phase of my 2011 E450 Girardin Micro Bird build and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the windows without breaking them (though very tempted at this point).

Based on the pictures i can tell that i have the same window setup, I will post pictures of mine when its light out.

the reason why i want to remove them is to repair the seals and remove the humidity trapped between the glass, has anyone else attempted this?
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Old 06-21-2024, 04:45 AM   #7
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ok so I really only need to pop out the windows from the frame and not the window and frame form the bus.

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Old 06-21-2024, 01:51 PM   #8
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if theres humidity trapped between the panes of glass the windows are already shot and need replaced.. the seals are broken ...
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Old 06-21-2024, 02:26 PM   #9
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i'm trying to repair the seals, i've done it before with residential windows, but the process is different and tempered glass can be temperamental
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