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Old 10-27-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what fridge came standard in a 1957 Overlander?

Hi, I have a 1957 Airstream Overlander I am just starting to work on. I am trying to figure out if the fridge in it is an original or if it was updated-because it sure looks like an original out of the 50s!

It's a Norcold, with generous space in the fridge and the doors, and minimal freezer space.

Any ideas? I cannot locate an owners' manual for this year, either....
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #2
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I had a 1956, 26ft that had the original butane refrigerator. Big thing with very little freezer space. I guess there really wasn't much in the way of frozen foods back then. I suspect it was just space for ice trays.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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If it's any help...

Our Ohio built, late-'56 has a Kreft gas/electric fridge that I know is original ~

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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My 1956 Overlander was equipped with the Marvel electric refrigerator (still working) and an electric water heater.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:34 PM   #5
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I'm looking for an original/restored fridge to put in the 58 Flying Cloud. The PO changed it to a Norcold in 1974, and although it works great, I'd rather have a period piece. (There is an ugly panel to cover up the hole-size difference.

Any ideas on where to source? Judging from the propane stubout and the flues in back, the orig. was a combo unit.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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I'm looking for an old fridge too!

I purchased a '53 this fall, and everything is original except for the fridge. If anyone does know of a source for an old one, or a fridge that looks like an old one, I would love to have that information as well. Gail
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I purchased a '53 this fall, and everything is original except for the fridge. If anyone does know of a source for an old one, or a fridge that looks like an old one, I would love to have that information as well. Gail
Or....you could have your old one fixed if you still have it. We had our '64 repaired a couple of years ago and it still works great. Here's an old thread that has the info on ours.

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Old 06-12-2017, 07:54 PM   #8
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Or....you could have your old one fixed if you still have it. We had our '64 repaired a couple of years ago and it still works great. Here's an old thread that has the info on ours.

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Shari can you keep an eye out for one for us? We need a Kreft and haven't come across anything so far in the last 5 months.
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