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Old 10-31-2013, 06:30 AM   #29
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Thanks for the information on removing the T crank handles from the vent cover lifts. I pulled down and they did separate. I see they are held in position with what we used to call a "Jurgens" ball plunger. Just a simple spring and ball bearing that is crimped into the square shaft. This design makes for a simple and reliable attachment mechanism.

I was surprised the T handles weren't held in position with a set screw similar to the light fixture rotary switch knobs, or the window crank handles.

I see I have one stuck inner shaft to repair. The outer barrel rotates upward on the helix, the the inner shaft doesn't extend. Now I know how to repair this actuator.

Ah, the fun of learning how old Airstreams were made. And the method of repairing a corroded lifting actuator described in this thread is very valuable information.

Thanks again for your help,

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:10 AM   #30
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The vent parts on eBay seem to be the same as on my 1972 Argosy 24. I'm on it, and thanks for the link.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #31
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I am disassembling and cleaning the Hehr roof vent on my 56 Flying Cloud. I have the two Ladeau lifters that I would like to remove and clean. I would like to remove the whole assembly from the frame for the vent cover, but I cannot figure how best to do that.

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Can anyone tell me how the lifters are attached to the frame of the vent cover? Is the assembly riveted, bolted, peened, other? I cannot feel much with my finger tip.

Any suggestions as to how I should tackle this?

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Old 11-10-2013, 03:02 PM   #32
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I am disassembling and cleaning the Hehr roof vent on my 56 Flying Cloud. I have the two Ladeau lifters that I would like to remove and clean. I would like to remove the whole assembly from the frame for the vent cover, but I cannot figure how best to do that.

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Can anyone tell me how the lifters are attached to the frame of the vent cover? Is the assembly riveted, bolted, peened, other? I cannot feel much with my finger tip.

Any suggestions as to how I should tackle this?

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Take the gasket off.

Then you will clearly see how the operators are attached.

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Old 11-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #33
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Take the gasket off.

Then you will clearly see how the operators are attached.

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Thanks, Andy. I cannot get back to this right now, but I will remove the gasket as you recommend. That will show how the bracket attaches to the frame, rather than showing how the operator shaft is attached to the bracket? Hank
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:59 PM   #34
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I have a set of lifters if anyone wants them. Just PM me. They work good, extend all the way up and down. They are off a 64 Sovereign which I drove for 5 hours without any vents blowing off so this set has good friction. The hinges are not frozen, but rusty.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:29 AM   #35
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Someone claimed the lifters. Thanks.

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Old 04-13-2014, 01:58 PM   #36
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Ladeau round knob

would you be willing to sell one round lifter knob. We are missing one on our 1950 Liner we are working on.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:12 PM   #37
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Sorry, I don't have anymore lifters or knobs. Just had the one set.

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Old 06-09-2014, 01:14 PM   #38
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I am trying to remove the astro solar dome lid to repair it, but not sure where to pry the metal apart to release it...I don't want to breaak the lifters...
Is it inside by the lifter, or outside where the pin gores thru?
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:23 PM   #39
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Alan if the same as ours the two little tabs on either side pry gently apart and will free the lifter from the bracket.
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you push out the pin that looks like a rivet?
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I got the pin out with some serious pushing and a large screwdriver. The pins are shot, do I rivet it back on through the brackets?
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got the dome lid off, its very brittle but amazingly does not leak. I am fixing it with sealant and fibertape. The Krylon fusion to paint it white.
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