Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Loeber's Avatar
1979 31' Sovereign
Calgary , Alberta
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 30
New life into the cabinets above the fridge.

The fridge in my '79-31' is 1" higher than the OEM one that origianlly came with it, This has caused the upper cabinet to sag considerably in the middle, add to that the ugly plastic fridge vent thing that is falling apart. I decided to combine the fridge vent and a new shelf unit. Here are some pictures.

making the shelf 3" shallower than the original and modifying the radius gave me a nice "vent" section. A little spray foam and weather stripping and the vent will be as good as new (better). Now when the end section goes on the whole cabinet will be enclosed and trimmed out. The lip on the front will keep what we need in place when stopped. It is not a "travelling shelf".

Just need to rivet it in place, remove the red towel that is stuffed into the roof vent and install the end panel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Before.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	264.4 KB
ID:	179980   Click image for larger version

Name:	NEW 2.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	263.0 KB
ID:	179981  

Click image for larger version

Name:	NEW3.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	180.7 KB
ID:	179982   Click image for larger version

Name:	new 1.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	240.3 KB
ID:	179983  

Click image for larger version

Name:	NEW 4.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	209.2 KB
ID:	179984  

Loeber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
1955 22' Flying Cloud
1977 23' Safari
1986 34' Limited
Idaho Falls , Idaho
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 497
Looks very good and very useful. Clever idea, Loeber!
Richard and Vivian
Caliban The Wonder Dog: gone but not forgotten
Too many vintage A/Ss...
Landshark is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.