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Old 05-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #99
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I have been playing with the fridge vent (inside) and I think that I am going to make a template and then a mold and hopefully a fiberglass replacement. Same size and shape just different material and color. A little difficult but not impossible and better than what left of the original!
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #100
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You can get an aluminum one via Out of Doors Mart. It is slightly bigger so you will need to fill the old holes. I use buck rivets to do this. The vent cover polishes like a dream and looks totally original. The filled in holes cannot be seen under the new vent cover. Just a suggestion.
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I am making one out aluminum. We'll see how it turns out. Well, the welder is making one.
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62 I was referring to the plastic one on the inside that falls apart when you remove it. But yes I am getting one from out of doors mart for the outside and was wondering about the mounting over the old holes. And that sounds better than cutting it. Thanks
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I thought about aluminum for the inside but then looked at the mirror in the guest bathroom and decided that the grandchildren have wonderful small hand prints just not for continuous wiping of fingerprints from the aluminum. We are going with fiberglass and what ever color she decides will be mixed into the jell coat.
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I thought about aluminum for the inside but then looked at the mirror in the guest bathroom and decided that the grandchildren have wonderful small hand prints just not for continuous wiping of fingerprints from the aluminum. We are going with fiberglass and what ever color she decides will be mixed into the jell coat.
Good thinking! I will have the same issue. I didn't think of that!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #105
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Will let you know how the mold thing goes if it works than you can barrow it and make one.
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Feels good removed the antenna and cut wood for braces and if it continues to go well she'll off by Friday! Tv antenna is not going back on! Keeping the radio antenna so we can have some music in the faraday cage!
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62 I was referring to the plastic one on the inside that falls apart when you remove it. But yes I am getting one from out of doors mart for the outside and was wondering about the mounting over the old holes. And that sounds better than cutting it. Thanks
My mistake... If you do make a mold, you will create a nice little side business for yourself.
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I can only guess that Airstream had a few different molds over the years because a few summers ago I saw 4 of these vents sitting side by side, all off mid 60's units and all had a significantly different arch to them. I've also heard some of the vendors have made some repros but that they either fit awesome or aweful depending on the shape of the walls. on the day the trailer was built.
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My endcaps and shower unit are fiber glass and I have seen several of the plastic scoops that are cracked and broken mainly because plastic has a much shorter life than fiberglass. The only benifit I can see with plastic is the fact that it is that it can be molded and fitted with heat. Airstream used heating to fit these scoops because airstreams all very in shape and curves. The fiberglass while rigid if too thick will not conform to every caravel let along every Airstream. If I used plastic then a heat gun would provide for a costum fit but i have no experience with plastic. may try and see if the I can mold the plastic to the form with a heat gun.. then could fit any airstream for about 30 years of use.
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That was vary and custom fit!! still making a fiberglass scoop first.
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Removed the rub rail and one of the wheel well patches and took pic just got to put them on the thumb nail. To post them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #112
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All braced and ready for lift off! One I drill all of the remaining buck rivets!
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