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Old 02-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #15
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There is a duct fabricator here and probably one closer to you than Roswell. Anyway they will fab almost anything out of stell it aluminum. I had them make a steel box to go under my entry door area and they welded it in for me. Pretty reasonable.
Look up fabrication shops in your area I would bet they could make that stove cover for you and it would be not too hard on the budget.
My Overlander also is not a show trailer. I wanted function and for it to look clean. It is pretty much there, other than the outside which is still in progress..lots of small things to do...continuing to polish ( on going lifetime project!).. install new running lights ( got em just need to put em on).. Paint emblems. Install water heater( thanks Skatiero), and redo the 1 area of veneer that has water damage ..if I can ever get the leak to stop..its better but not gone ( new roof vent cover, lots of vulkem,& so on)
You guys are welcome to drop over if you want to just PM or email me...
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #16
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Thanks all!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #17
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Found a Stainless/Steel Guy in Atlanta area

Yesterday while looking on Google, I found this guy who does Stainless and Steel work. He has a small shop at his house and does custom work too. It seems he can do about anything that Airstreamers would need, and he now has our cooktop cover and the other two small pieces. He will 'derust' them and then polish them. They will be closer to brushed steel (I expect) when he is done, but from what he showed me, it should look great. I'll get them back in a few days and will post pictures of them so you can see his work.
He loves vintage things and does a lot of work for the Vintage Vespa group (even through the mail). I saw some front struts on a vintage Puch he had and he said they were as rusty as my cooktop cover, but they looked great!
I'm excited about finding him and looking forward to seeing the results. Again, I'll post pics when I have the pieces back, but his info is:
Andrew Hudson
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Ph: 770-401-4412
Fx: 678-309-3809
www.hudsoncustomfab.com

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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now that is great. Good resource!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #19
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Check out the Refurbished Cooktop

It only took Andrew Hudson a day to do this for us and we ALREADY have them back! The last step is to put a clear coat on them which Chris is doing right now. The 3 pieces are hanging in the basement drying and now he is trying to figure out how to get them into our oven to do the 'baking' part of the clear coat! I am very happy with how they turned out. They are not perfect, but damn close to it and since our trailer isn't perfect, it's a good match!! The ugliest thing about it now is the foil I put on the burner covers. I wasn't willing to pay to try to get those polished and they had LOTS of rust on them. Also, I figured I could find replacements for those a lot easier. For a comparison, look back at the picture I posted when I began this thread.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #20
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Sweet!

Very nice. Thanks for posting the contact info, too.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #21
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Wow!!!
Looks great!
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #22
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do you mind saying how much that cost? (Or PM) I would like to get the burner surround done on ours. That is fine work.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #23
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He charges $65 an hour and it took 2 hours for him to do all 3 of our pieces which was treating them for the TONS of rust on them, cleaning that, then polishing the hell out of them. If you emailed him a picture, he could probably give you an estimate. For the ability to use the old, existing cooktop without replacement made it worth the money for sure!!

We got them installed tonight and it looks great!! As I said before, the worse thing is the burner covers which I've got foil on, but actually that doesn't even look that bad (I turned it over to the non-shiny side).

Now on to the cooktop vent fan. I took the filter off yesterday and out came a birdsnest (or at least it looked like an old one)! Fan doesn't work, but Chris can work on that later.

Also, began our first test of water in our tank and, guess what - plumbing leaks sprung up!! Oh well - what do you expect for having sat for 12 years.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #24
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my fan does not work either. I am expecting to change out the motor at some point.
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