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Old 02-24-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Custom Aluminum Replacement Roof Vent for Our 62 Flying Cloud

We just finished installing a new custom made roof vent to replace the original fiberglass vent which was in very poor shape. We were not able to find anything that looked close to the original, and looked way cool as well, so we fabricated this one. As there were several holes in the roof where the PO's had moved vents around at one time or another, we made the base plate large enough to cover all the various holes that had been cut in the roof over the years. Many hours and many rivets later the results are quite pleasing!

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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I think that looks very nice. Good work!!
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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I think that looks very nice. Good work!!
I agree....
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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VERY NICE...Too bad you aren't willing to fabricate those vents for people restoring old trailers...are ye?

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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Really, really nice and shiney to boot!
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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Actually, we are working on it! The number of man hours to do the first one was a bit staggering, but we now have a template, a few shortcuts, (not to mention a few bruised knuckles and a large pile of empty beer bottles) and a really cool looking vent to inspire us. If you are interested, let us know and we will keep a list of people to keep updated.

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Add me to the list. I may need two of em. One for the fan exhaust, and one where the old panel ray exited.

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No problem! Based on the man hours we have into this thing, if you send me your 53 Flying Cloud, I will send you the vents!
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With the shape it's in now, I would definitely be getting the better deal!!!!!!
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Add me to the list. I may need two of em. One for the fan exhaust, and one where the old panel ray exited. Steve
Really good work!! If I can afford them, please do add me in & count me intrested in the same 2 vents Steve mentions above. Please do let us know what you decide. Thanks!
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Do you have any photos of how your made the step-down edge? That's not one piece of aluminum, is it?

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Hey Zep,

Did not take any pictures while we were making it, but you are correct, that is not one piece. As they say, I would tell you more but then I would have to kill you!
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Looks sweet to me!!

What thickness of alu did you use?

What setting on the tig?? or did you gas it together?
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Beautiful work.

I've been thinking that I'm not a huge fan of my original yet plasticky 'fridge vent cap on my '63 Olander. Something similar to that would look so much better.

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