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Old 10-24-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Will a ZipDee awning off of a 1991 AS fit a 1976 AS?

Found a ZipDee awning from a 1991 Airstream. Will a 1991 Zip Dee awning fit a 1996 AS?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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I think so. Both are widebody and have the same roof curvature. Zip Dee could tell you for sure.
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The 91 is a 96" body, the 96 is a 102" body.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #4
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My bad. The awning is from a 1991 AS and I want to put it onto my 1976 AS. I was not sure if there was any difference in the shell profile that would interfere with installing the relatively newer awning. Sorry about the error. Thanks for your responses.
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The span has to be such that the awning mounts are on the structural support between the curved and straight sections. If you put the mounts on plain sheet metal they won't stay there long. So measure the length between the arms and compare that to the corner to corner distance on the 76 AS. You could mount a shorter awning but most likely you will have to add some structure behind the wall. The right front corner would be the easiest area to gain access by removing the wall skins to the right of the door.

There is no reason you can't cut down an awining that is too long.

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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Finally got the 1991 awning set rebuilt and installed on my 1976 Ambassador. Shortened the patio and rear window awning. The curb side window awning was the correct length. New springs, seams restitched, new parts and mounting hardware. Everything works. Since the fabric is over 20 years old I will have to be replace it in about 5 years but for now they look great and provide the protection that I wanted. Paid around $900 for the used awnings and parts. It would have cost us over $3300 if we had bought the awnings new and another $600 for installation if we had paid a dealer do the work. I was also able to reinforce the areas that could potentially fail. Thanks to Zep and Lumatic for their postings and info.
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