Howdy, I'm a newby here. Acquired my 1964
22' Safari that needs lots of work in June 2011 and have been working on it a little and doing research since then. I am not planning on removing the interior skin. I'm currently in the middle of a fantastic fan installation. I have found good discussion here. I have a few detail questions that don't seem to be answered previously:
1) I'm thinking of abandoning (filling with Tempro)the old rivet holes in the roof and using the predrilled holes in the fantastic fan while adding a few more as needed. Does anyone see any issues with this?
Many of the old holes are now oval because it is hard to drill out the old buck rivets directly in the center, even using a center punch to start. Maybe it would have been cleaner if I had drilled them out with 3/16 rather than 5/32?
2) I noticed the original vent wasn't riveted through the channel that frames the opening, just the exterior skin. It seems like attaching to the channel as well would stiffen things up. Any reason not to?
3)Power for the fan. First of all, the new fan eliminates the old junction box. Any recomendations for a clean installation of a new junction box? Secondly, I don't want to accidently supply 19v AC, only 12v
DC, so I am thinking of pulling power off the nearby light. Of course, the fan wire won't reach the light. I suppose I could place a spliced wire so that the connection can be accessed in the fan housing. How have others dealt with this one?
I'm impressed with the breadth of this forum.