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Old 10-22-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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Fantastic Fan Installation - 1961 Safari

I have a 1961 Safari and I am looking to replace the 14X14 vent with a fantastic fan. Vintage Trailer Supply has an option for a flat garnish or curved garnish, I was thinking I would need the curved one, but I am not sure. Has anyone installed one? Also, I don't have 12V electric, I have standard 110, will this work for the fantastic fan or would I have to convert my power before I could install?
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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Fantastic Fan Installation - 1961 Safari

Yes, get the curved, it may help because I installed the flat on my 66 and am still fighting leaks because the outside is not curved
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Your 61 should be wired for 12V even if it's not currently being used. The battery box was attached to the outside front shell just below the window, it was a goofy sized battery and is still available. The wires should be inside the box. If you don't want/need 12v for your use, you could add a 12v power supply just to run the fan. The should be a 12v circuit somewhere you can tie onto, perhaps under the pantry or in a cabinet. This vintage only had one long daisy chained circuit with no fuse block so any point is a reasonable tie in.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:42 PM   #4
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12v

That is good to hear. The vent has some old wiring there, so there was probably a fan there at some time . There a few small square patches on the front where the sofa was, maybe there is access to the 12V wires there, could I add batteries to the front and connect them? I will do some searching tomorrow!

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Curved vs flat garnish

Go ahead and get the curved garnish. You can trim it with an exacto knife if too curved.
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The curved was perfect to finish inside if my 2 Fantastic Vents in my 1962 GT. Plenty of 12v lines in the roof to make connections. Eazy breezy!
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