Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
Van
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 23' Safari
Hillsboro , Oregon
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 348
Images: 25
Porch light lens template for '77 Safari

Howdy folks.

Since i cannot seem to find a replacement lens for the little porch light above the door anywhere from the usual vendors, I was wondering if someone would be good enough to sketch up a template of the lens that fits this model.

The one i had was extremely warped and brittle and a wasp had made a nest behind it! It broke into numerous pieces upon removal. My attempts at free handing a replacement have been frustrating. I can quite get a good enough fit.

I would be very grateful.
__________________

__________________
Van
2009 F-350 FX4 Crewcab 4x4 6.4l
former '78 Argosy 20' Minuet owner
former '77 23' Safari owner
former 25' Fun Finder X-250BHS SOB owner
current 26' Komfort Trailblazer 262BSLE SOB owner
Van is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Are you looking for the lens for the light over the door? The one we have someone simply cut out of thick plastic - but not so thick it couldn't be cut with an exacto knife. What are you trying to use for lens material...?
__________________

__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
Van
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 23' Safari
Hillsboro , Oregon
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 348
Images: 25
Yep, that is the one. I have some stock plastic i picked up and attempted to craft a replacement piece but working from shards of the former as a template was a pain in the butt.

Was hoping that perhaps someone had a template of theirs or a link to one. I would even buy a replacement if i could find one.
__________________
Van
2009 F-350 FX4 Crewcab 4x4 6.4l
former '78 Argosy 20' Minuet owner
former '77 23' Safari owner
former 25' Fun Finder X-250BHS SOB owner
current 26' Komfort Trailblazer 262BSLE SOB owner
Van is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
Van
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 23' Safari
Hillsboro , Oregon
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 348
Images: 25
Come on Airstream forums, don't fail me now. Someone out there must have a link to one or would be willing to trace out a template and scan it for me.

Pretty please?
__________________
Van
2009 F-350 FX4 Crewcab 4x4 6.4l
former '78 Argosy 20' Minuet owner
former '77 23' Safari owner
former 25' Fun Finder X-250BHS SOB owner
current 26' Komfort Trailblazer 262BSLE SOB owner
Van is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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 Van View Post
Howdy folks.

Since i cannot seem to find a replacement lens for the little porch light above the door anywhere from the usual vendors, I was wondering if someone would be good enough to sketch up a template of the lens that fits this model.

The one i had was extremely warped and brittle and a wasp had made a nest behind it! It broke into numerous pieces upon removal. My attempts at free handing a replacement have been frustrating. I can quite get a good enough fit.

I would be very grateful.
We always have that lens in stock.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 10:45 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Excella CM's Avatar
 
1978 31' Excella 500
Venice , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,061
There you go! buy a new one and use it for a template!
__________________
"Not all who are laundering are washed" say Bill & Heidi

'78 Excella 500,"The Silver Pullit". vacuum over hydraulic disc brakes, center bath, rear twin. '67 Travelall 1200 B 4X4 WBCCI 3737
Excella CM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
mello mike's Avatar
 
1958 26' Overlander
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,742
Images: 53
I fixed my porch light this past weekend. I made my own lens cover by cutting one out of a used 1 gallon milk container. Looks great and gives that "frosted" look.

The lens cover you can buy at Airstream Parts places is very thin plastic, and If I remember correctly, cost over $10 bucks. Yikes!!!! My solution costs you nothing except for a few minutes to make your own.
__________________

__________________
1958 Overlander
2011 Wolf Creek 850N TC
2011 Ford F-250 Crewcab (6.2L), 3.73RE

WBCCI #5661/AIR #5661/TAC # AZ-6
4CU 1st VP

My '58 Overlander Restoration and Travel Blog:
http://mellomikesairstreams.blogspot.com/
mello mike 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
Porch light cleaning GlenCoombe Lights - Interior & Exterior 10 06-30-2013 03:16 PM
Vintage porch light retrofit LHall Lights - Interior & Exterior 17 03-19-2011 08:37 PM
Porch light for sale azfiredog300 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 50 02-12-2008 12:09 AM
Need clear backup/porch lens for 72 overlander SoDakStreamr Lights - Interior & Exterior 5 11-28-2006 11:50 AM
The $8 Porch Light Silverfly 1960 - 1964 Overlander 2 09-21-2004 07:25 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:06 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.