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Old 10-27-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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1971 Overlander Stove/Oven?

Greetings all!

For my first post, I have a question regarding a stove/oven combo. The 1971 Overlander I am purchasing has been completely gutted other than the kitchen sink wall, and the bath area. My wife and I would like to have a custom made cabinet be placed instead of the current rund down fixture. We would also like to replace the wall with the oven in it, and place a stove/oven combo where the cooktop is currently locate in the kitchen area. Is this possible to do, I know in some models the furnace is mounted on that cabinet edge by the door, and I would not want to interfer with screwing that up.

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Old 10-28-2006, 03:47 AM   #2
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:04 AM   #3
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Soldiermedic , post some pictures of the area you are concerned with , this will give others a better idea of how to help.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:55 AM   #4
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The problem you will have is that the furnace will be in the way. In the Overlander, I think they mounted the oven in the wall because of that reason.

You need about 20" wide, 21" deep, and 24"-27" tall space (I think).

Here is a picture of the space in my Sovereign. The furnace is located to the right (under the sink). In the Overlander, the furnace is to left of the sink (below the stove top).

If you don't care about the furnace, you could remove it and probably make enough space for what you want to do. However, I can't think of another place to put the furnace.
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:01 AM   #5
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hi- If you want to leave the furnace where it is, maybe you could extend the sink plumbing over to that area, put the sink above the furnace, and the oven to the right where the sink used to be. Or, leave everything as is and just get a small countertop toaster/convection oven, if you have any countertop space.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:13 AM   #6
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Thanks for the posts so far everyone. I do not have to have the furnace where it currently is, but I don't know if it is possible to move. I could replace the furnace with a radiant hearter (If anyone knows that they work). In a custom cabinet I could have a small area for thue furnace, and then add a slot for the oven, and put in a smaller sink. I have no definate plans, and don't have the greatest creative bones in my body so any ideas would be wonderful.

Also...I have seen an airstream that had taken the bath out of the rear, and converted it to a bed room. They then made a bath area where the wardrobe was. Since they did it I know it is possible, but wouldn't that interfere with where the plumbing for black water and the showers flow?

Enjoy the pics...they won't change for awhile.

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