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Old 07-11-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Alternative light cover.

Iím looking for an alternative to the white plastic light cover in my 73 Sovereign. Iíve had a hunt on all the Airstream parts websites and canít find something I really like.
Iíve tried to make one out of tissue/paper mashe but it failed.
I really donít want to remove the original fixtures.
Has anybody made their own or have any ideas of what I could do as an alternative?
Lucy.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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Iím looking for an alternative to the white plastic light cover in my 73 Sovereign. Iíve had a hunt on all the Airstream parts websites and canít find something I really like.
Iíve tried to make one out of tissue/paper mashe but it failed.
I really donít want to remove the original fixtures.
Has anybody made their own or have any ideas of what I could do as an alternative?
Lucy.

Which exact light cover?

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Old 07-11-2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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It's the light covers for the light on the ceiling. They are square and have a very thick plastic mesh in the centre.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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I couldn't stand those old lights. i just bought new ones from vintage trailer supply. They and nice and have a 2 stage light.
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light lens

The light lens in question, is 17 inches square and was used in Airstream's 1972 to 1977 models only.

Anyone have an idea for a good replacement?

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Oh shoot ... someone MADE really nice replacement - it was bent aluminum and spiffy. I'll have to do some lookin' and thinkin' to figure out who/where I saw it! I'll let you know once done.

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Okay - here's copies of the pics that I saved. I cannot, for the life of me, remember which AirForum Member did this - but it's in here somewhere! And instructions for making it I believe.

You might also want to look at Sergi's lengthy thread about his work - really great. He modified an Ikea overhead light http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...tml#post439685 Might give you an idea of what you can do with modern fixtures.

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Found it!

The Al replacement covers were made by Trevis. Here's his thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...ent-43745.html

and you can see more of his pics by going to the Gallery portion of this: Airstream Forums - View Profile: trevisgardne

Come to think of it, I'm not certain if that first picture is from Trevis or not ... it's a little different - but GOOD too.

Man - love it when I can actually find something!!! I use the Search function a-lot on this forum. Sometimes I even go to Gallery and then Search to find the pictures... and sometimes when I can remember exactly what/who's thread something of interest was in, but the thread is really long, I use the Search In This Thread.

Whew - keep posting pics of your work - really cool ideas.

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Ahhhh - I really should be on my way home but I got to thinking about that first picture....

It belongs to Sneakinup -and I think he's since sold his beautiful trailer. But, check out his gallery at - Photo Gallery to see more pics of his replacement light fixture.

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Hi Laura.

Thank you for such a brilliant reply. The first photo light cover is AMAZING. It is exactly what I wanted for my trailer.

Snekinups trailer is great, I especially like the way he had painted the front end cap.

However since posting this thread I have managed to persuade my Dad that we should replace the old lights with down lit tilting spots as they light the space better and are far more streamlined.

I will still check out all the threads you mentioned though.

Thank you again for your advice and spiffing searching skills,
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