Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2014, 10:23 AM   #15
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by chilipepper View Post
Thanks again, I think after looking at it a little more last night, I might pull the vent fan out and trim a little of the protrusion down. I want to make sure I leave enough of a lip for water that could get in there to make its way around the lip and back out. I really want to use the same holes in the skin to mount this cover for sure.

Zipdee used to make these but it is my understanding the die for it broke and was never replaced. They are pretty hard to come by these days and I was lucky enough to have it included with the box of spares that came with my trailer when I bought it!
Yes, the mold broke many years ago.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 10:30 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
I am going to look into having dies made to make more of these. Dies are not cheap and that is most likely why they stopped making them because the volume got so low that they would no recover their investment in new dies.

Perry
__________________

__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 11:30 AM   #17
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
I am going to look into having dies made to make more of these. Dies are not cheap and that is most likely why they stopped making them because the volume got so low that they would no recover their investment in new dies.

Perry
Perry.

Forget it city.

Those covers would have to sell for about $ 100.00, if you had a mold made.

Ask me how I know.

The buyers would all most likely say, "ARE YOU SERIOUS" !!!!

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 05:54 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
Ok here is where my rail is mounted.



And here is my vent patch. It is held on there with screws and Trempro-635 at the moment. The original vent on my was just a door that flipped open. Problem is that there was no way to seal it from rain blowing in while traveling or in bad storms.



Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 07:23 PM   #19
4 Rivet Member
 
Cochese's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 352
I would pay a $100 for a quality cover like that, I paid about $40 for one that has developed cracks after a year!
__________________
Cochese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 07:54 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
I expect that is not far off for a low volume part.

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 10:22 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
chilipepper's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Dickinson , North Dakota
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 109
Images: 5
So back on task. What I ended up doing was cut about 1/4 inch off of the vent that was protruding out of the outer skin. While I had the vent out I powder coated it and tried to clean up the vent fan the best I could. I hope to put the fan back in tomorrow and then see how I can best align the zip dee cover with the existing rivet holes and layout. I will have to rivet the old holes and then seal the new ones for this cover. Quick question.. What should be the sealant applied between the new vent cover and the skin?? Previously it looked like it was some kind of double sided tape. I was thinking butyl tape but would love some experienced help here!!

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1394251919.986115.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	714.7 KB
ID:	207008
__________________
Ryan Jilek
WBCCI 7165 | TAC ND-3

Ms. Streamy - 1971 Overlander Restoration Blog
chilipepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
I would use Trempro-635 as the sealant or similar polyurethane caulk.

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 11:13 AM   #23
3 Rivet Member
 
chilipepper's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Dickinson , North Dakota
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 109
Images: 5
We had a break from the weather yesterday and I was able to finish up a few looming projects. Including this vent installation. The key really was removing the stove vent totally and cutting a little bit off of the stack to keep it just above the outside skin by about 1/16th of an inch. What I did was take a sharpie and scribe around the stack prior to removal. I had to remove the fan mount and re rivet it at the new lower location. After reinstalling the stove vent assembly, I ran a bead of Vulkem around the rim and filled a couple of the old rivet holes. I drilled the new cover for 10 rivets to hold it in place and 'buttered' the back with Vulkem. The rest went fairly routine. The top edge of the fan vent is even with the cover where it starts to bulge. I can cross that project off the list and am ready for an awning. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1394381546.552207.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	665.9 KB
ID:	207100Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1394381562.945443.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	773.5 KB
ID:	207101Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1394381583.925627.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	729.1 KB
ID:	207102Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1394381629.808965.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	715.5 KB
ID:	207103
__________________
Ryan Jilek
WBCCI 7165 | TAC ND-3

Ms. Streamy - 1971 Overlander Restoration Blog
chilipepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 01:35 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
You need to seal those pop rivets with something like Parbond. Water can leak through the hole in the center as well as around the edge. Parbond is also good to seal around the edges.

Nice job by the way.

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 12:46 PM   #25
3 Rivet Member
 
chilipepper's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Dickinson , North Dakota
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 109
Images: 5
Thanks Perry! I meant to add sealing the rivets to my procedure above. Must have forgot. I didn't add the Parbond yet to seal the rivets as the temps are too cold for it to flow down into the rivet. It is parked inside so I'm not worried about it for now but I will have them sealed before I take it outdoors. I wish I could have bucked them but didn't want that big of a project. Are there any blind rivets that you could expect to have a sealed head on?
__________________
chilipepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 01:41 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
The Olympic rivets, I am told will seal if you put some Trempro around them when they are inserted. You have to have special tools to dome the rivets on those rivets. They are not as good as buck rivets. I just used stainless steel screws on my patch so I could remove them. The Trempro seems to have sealed around the shafts well.

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 04:45 PM   #27
3 Rivet Member
 
chilipepper's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Dickinson , North Dakota
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 109
Images: 5
SCREWS! Genius! Never even crossed my mind! Well guess what is going in if I ever have to remove it for some reason!
__________________

__________________
chilipepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Zip-Dee installation Zeppelinium Awnings 16 08-13-2012 07:27 AM
Zip Dee Installation barron64 Awnings 11 06-05-2012 10:11 AM
Zip Dee Awning installation - Stove Vent cover in the way JackP Awnings 14 08-15-2010 07:06 AM
Zip Dee up or Zip Dee down? highsidepass Awnings 24 11-17-2007 09:12 PM
Zip Dee Awning installation thenewkid64 Awnings 3 04-19-2003 11:08 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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