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Old 10-27-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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In the process of gutting my '57 Flying Cloud, I have discovered what is left of the refrigerator vent, I think. There is a louvered access panel on the outside and there is a elongated plastic roof vent. The attached pictures show the area. The first one is a straight on picture of the area that is covered w/ a top hinged door and shows the remains of some sort of veneer that ran from the bottom rear to the top front.

The next picture is taken through the same area but aimed up at the vent area in the roof. If I were to replace the veneer that is missing would I have all there originally was to steer the exhaust? It doesn't seem like much in the way of a sealed system but I'm guessing.

Any help would be appreciated! Oh, yeah--anyone know where to find an aluminum or stainless steel roof vent? All I have located are white plastic.

Thanks very much
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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In the process of gutting my '57 Flying Cloud, I have discovered what is left of the refrigerator vent, I think. There is a louvered access panel on the outside and there is a elongated plastic roof vent. The attached pictures show the area. The first one is a straight on picture of the area that is covered w/ a top hinged door and shows the remains of some sort of veneer that ran from the bottom rear to the top front.

The next picture is taken through the same area but aimed up at the vent area in the roof. If I were to replace the veneer that is missing would I have all there originally was to steer the exhaust? It doesn't seem like much in the way of a sealed system but I'm guessing.

Any help would be appreciated! Oh, yeah--anyone know where to find an aluminum or stainless steel roof vent? All I have located are white plastic.

Thanks very much
Larry,

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, Bill, but their refrigerator vent is painted ABS plastic-- which
might end up being what I use anyway if I cannot find an aluminum one.

Thanks, again!
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Thanks, Bill, but their refrigerator vent is painted ABS plastic-- which
might end up being what I use anyway if I cannot find an aluminum one.

Thanks, again!
Larry, I just wandered into the back room here at Inland, and found several of those vent covers in aluminum, rather than abs.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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Larry, I just wandered into the back room here at Inland, and found several of those vent covers in aluminum, rather than abs.
Now we're talking! I'll give them a call in the a.m. after I measure the one I have.

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Now we're talking! I'll give them a call in the a.m. after I measure the one I have.

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You're welcome. If you didn't know, I've started working for Inland, and am trying to walk the fine line between Mod and vendor's employee, but when I see someone needing something I know is here, it's hard not to say anything.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:39 PM   #7
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You're welcome. If you didn't know, I've started working for Inland, and am trying to walk the fine line between Mod and vendor's employee, but when I see someone needing something I know is here, it's hard not to say anything.

I, personally, would not see this as a problem. It is not as if you cold- solicited a sale or badmouthed a competitor. I needed a part and you knew where it was. No problem in my book!

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Larry, Looks like you have a CA Flying Cloud that is very similar to mine -- a '58. You have the seven panel end, which is attributed to the 1958 model year. What's your serial number? Mine is 8417

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