I purchased a '63 Tradewind last month and have been working hard to get the inside of the exterior skins sealed up before winter comes. (In my foolishness I started a blog: AirStream Padawan - Blog
) My problem is with the astradome: the only part of it left is the aluminum frame riveted to the skin. The lifters are gone. (As is the dome, of course.) I know I can buy a replica dome from VTS, but I guess lifters are hard to come by, correct?
I have a fully functional Herr original vent in the back, with knobs, cover and everything. I really would prefer to leave it alone, except some extra caulking inside (with Trempro). BUT, I could scavenge the lifters for the astradome and put a fantastic fan in the back. Would this even work? Will the lifters from the back function with the remake of the Astradome? Is there a better plan?