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Old 06-20-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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Rivet '69 TW- Rear Bath Vanity light lens needed

AS used a unique rear bath vanity light(s) in 1969. I have only been able to find them in the 1969 so far. They are rectangular/ trapazoidal in shape and about 11 3/4" L x about 4" w. Depth is swallow at about an 1". A single center hole where the switch enters is the attachment point.

Does anyone have an extra lens? or know a route to finding one?
I can attach a photo if folks think it may help.

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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If it looks like this, Vintage Trailer Supply has them:
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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'69 TW- Rear Bath Vanity light lens needed

OL63,
Thanks for the post. That is not it. My lens is much shallowed in depth and is indeed more of a trapezoid (mild) shape then rectangle.
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hi in the process of renovating my 1962 overlander, send me a picture or post one of the light and i'll see if any which i have replaced will help you, new to the forum and airstream scene so forgive my ignorance, philandshez
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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'69 rear bath vanity lens needed

Sorry I've been away. Here are photos of the rear bath vanity light lens for my '69 Tradewind...

Anyone have an extra on hand?
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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There are a couple threads on here about people looking for them. I know they aren't in production by anyone at this point. I had the fortune of picking up our 69 tradewind at the same time a company was parting a 69 out on ebay and bought the lenses because ours were baked an 75% gone or melted. Keep hoping Inland, VTS or someone will come out with a limited production replacement since its molded into the end cap and very difficult to do anything else with, at least that would look good.

I've been tempted to try something I saw done on an old packard restoration on DIY network, a kit for making an RTV silcone mold of an existing lense, and a liquid lense casting medium that can be poured in (mixed in colors or white, clear etc). The guy on Classic Car Restoration made it look easy and the final product was good. Their starter kit was $70. Someday when I get time and have extra money I'll make myself an extra set just in case a toy from the muchkin goes through it or some freak accident. Here's the link to the kit, they also sell all the stuff seperately too.

http://www.alumilite.com/ProdDetail....tegory=Starter Kits&Name=Super Casting Kit

If you try it let me know how it works for you
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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Goransons, Thanks for the reply and the link. I watched several YouTube videos that describe the mold cast technique. Pretty neat. They make it look easy. I will continue on my search and if I get too hasty, I'll give the molding a shot.
Thanks again.

On another side topic. I noticed you were looking for an original front window guard for your 1969. I too am considering (settling) on a new style one, but would love to see detailed photos of the original style before doing so. Do you have a photo(s) that shows this? Did the original protect our vital wing windows or just the main? I'd consider making one if I had good plan/time to do so.
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Oh we went with the tinted newer style on the 69, but didn't want to do the tinted on our 63 safari. 70GT shows one with the clear plastic style for the 3 window set up. It appears to protect all 3, though one of that vintage I could see flying off in pieces after 40 years in the sun and no metal frame.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:43 PM   #9
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I've considered making a nice wood frame and a flat piece of white lexan to fit in place of mine. I'm terrified of one day pulling into a campsite to find my originals suffered the same fate as the original square light lenses that have all crumbled elsewhere in the trailer. At least reproductions of those were available.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:23 PM   #10
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consider switching to LED bulbs. Produce extremely lower amounts of heat, much better for the old plastic. Several of the places that sell them, make one that plugs into a socket, then has wire leads to a small square pad with the LED's so they shine straight out into the bathroom. Less power consumption, and the old plastic color helps dull the bright LED color
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Rear Bath Light

I bought the one from Vintage Trailer Supply for my 72 TW. The center post fit through the hole in the middle and then I drilled a hole in the right side for the switch. Looks good and was easy to modify.

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #12
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I bought the one from Vintage Trailer Supply for my 72 TW. The center post fit through the hole in the middle and then I drilled a hole in the right side for the switch. Looks good and was easy to modify.

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The '69 has odd trapezoid shaped lenses. Unfortunately, it's not a matter of a simple modification to any existing part.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:04 AM   #13
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I was also lucky found a set on ebay. Just keep looking
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Bummer on that. The old plastic parts seem to last 30 years and then crumble. I checked the big box stores Lowes, Home Depot and the RV houses and didn't find an existing match. The bathroom fixture just had 2 screws holding it in place and was simple to remove. Hopefully you can find a part that will work.
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