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Old 04-08-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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Just Joined and have some questions

Hi just joined and looks like a great forum. Just got ahold of a 1974 27' Overlander International Airstream. Needs quite a bit of work so this looks like the place to start. For starters don't have the key to the battery compartment or else lock is frozen. Does anyone know if I drill out the lock are there factor style replacements available. I get to the broken window on another post. Thanks much for any help.

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Old 04-08-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome!

Congrats on your "new" Airstream! You will love it! While I don't have a direct answer to your question (I am sure someone will...) you might check these most excellent sites for parts/information for Airstreams:

Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!

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Old 04-09-2008, 06:29 AM   #3
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You may find a key from an AS dealer or a friend may have one that works. "Most" AS keys to the compartments will work on "other" AS trailers. Good luck with the AS and Welcome to the FORUMS.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:33 AM   #4
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Airstream! Restoring them is a lot of fun.....take your time and ask lots of questions here. You will find everyone to be very helpful.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:52 AM   #5
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Compartment keys are keyed alike on Airstreams just for this very reason. Another Airstreamer will always have a key that will fit. Find another Airstreamer and his battery box key will fit yours; or go to an Airstream dealer who should have a replacement.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:29 AM   #6
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_towed mine to a locksmith and had them make keys for all compartments (also found a 'present' box in one with lp gas detectors, rivets & rivet gun, caulk gun, all kinds of fun stuff!) but you may want to consider these:

Woodworker's Hardware® - Kitchen Cabinet hardware, clamps, cabinet drawer slides, knobs, pulls, hinges, abrasives, adhesives, cabinet organizers.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:54 AM   #7
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Thanks much for all the replys shoudl prove helpful

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