Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-14-2015, 08:29 PM   #15
Rivet Master
batman's Avatar

1964 22' Safari
modesto , California
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 509
Originally Posted by JRF0st3r View Post
This is how I secured a Fantastic Vent but I respect other opinions more than my own. Since self tapping screws seemed inconsistent with AS construction and rivets lack control over tightness, I chose #8 machine screws with lock nuts. Also added flat stock aluminum fore and aft to stiffen the skin. See photo.

I like the flat stock backing. Great idea!

I still like SS screws over machine screws with lock nuts, because in the future, that fan can and will fail.
Replacing a fan with screws, simple.
Replacing a fan with machine screws and lock nuts, not so simple.
Just sayin.


batman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2015, 09:11 AM   #16
1 Rivet Member
1969 31' Sovereign
Stilwell , Kansas
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 19
I have ordered the Vulkem. What length for the Stainless Steel Screws? I guess I need to know the depth of the space from my aluminum outer body and the interior on my '69 Sovereign. This would be to replace the damaged Refrigerator vent cover.
Thanks, Bill

40wnks is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rivet gun, bucking bar, fantastic fan and dome vent questions 66calstream Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11 03-03-2014 01:00 AM
Fantastic Fan vent cover SilverEagle6 2009-Current Flying Cloud 6 12-19-2013 09:51 PM
Free Fantastic Fan Cover AtomicNo13 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 0 05-23-2012 12:32 PM
MaxxAir II Vent Cover over Fantastic Fan successful installation longdog Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 2 12-02-2009 07:01 AM
Fantastic fan cover durability jordandvm 2002 - 2005 International 3 10-01-2004 06:59 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.