Jalousie Window Pane Repair - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-27-2018, 02:11 PM   #1
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Jalousie Window Pane Repair

Hi all,
I'm currently slogging through a complete restoration of a '79 Boler. I have replaced a few parts but I am very keen on hanging on to some of the original pieces that are functional. I've taken apart my dinette Jalousie windows, cleaned them up and have been putting them back together. Now that I'm looking at them with a keen eye for leak potentials, I found 3 broken tabs. When I put the complete unit together, I have a cm sized hole along the side of the frames. It's difficult to see what part is broken when together so I pulled it apart to show what's missing.

I've attached four photos. The first shows the frame with this broken aluminum tab and the second shows what it should be. The third is the hole that appears when the unit it together and the fourth is what it should be.

Does anyone have any ideas for a material to use for a repair? I have very few talents but I can youtube like a pro and I have access to a wide selection of tools. I'm also open to just plugging it in an ugly way

Any help would be super appreciated!
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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I can't figure out what part is broken, missing, or mis-aligned. Could you attach a couple of photos of the outside of the window?

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Old 06-27-2018, 04:43 PM   #3
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looks like someone tried to pry open the window with w screwdriver and broke off a chunk of aluminium where the window frames overlap to keep the water running down the window instead of running in. You either need someone good with a tig welder. A propane torch and aluminium brazing rod or really creative with JB Weld which may or may not be a workable solution.

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Old 07-01-2018, 04:40 PM   #4
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Thank you Steve! I appreciate the link. That will be my final task. I'll let you know how it goes.
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