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Old 07-05-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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'67 Caravel fridge vent cover

We lost our fridge vent cover on I-65 last fall and have since aquired a replacement. The replacement cover is off another '67 airstream, dual axle, not sure of the model. My questions are: Are all '67 fridge vent covers the same? Our old cover was attatched with clips, but this new cover has 6 holes, 3 on each side. Should we use rivets or screws to secure this cover, provided we can use it.

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Old 07-05-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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I would think all '67 vent covers are the same since they are sized for the refrigerator's venting requirements as opposed to the size of the Airstream. Additionally, it would be easier for the factory to have one big pile of covers for a given year's production run.

My cover was riveted on with pop-rivets when I took it off to repair it. I re-riveted it back on since there is no reason to routinely remove it. There are a few pictures at my website if it would help.

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Thanks for writing back Tom. It does make sense that the factory would use a standard vent to make things easier. As for rivets...Does it matter what material they are made of and should we get the correct rivets from a place such as Airstream Dreams?

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..As for rivets...Does it matter what material they are made of ...
The rivets I drilled out, and the new rivets I used, were standard aluminum rivets. I purchased mine from the local home improvement store. No need to use Olympic rivets (such as what Airstreamdreams sells) for a roof-top application (no one can see it).

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