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Old 04-17-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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fitting a 'Fantastic' fan in a 66

I want to put a fantastic or similar thermostat controled fan in the front roof vent of my '66 Soveirgn. I heard people do this all the time, and right now it has a chimney from a wood stove (previous owners!). Problem is that the Fantastic vents are 14"X14" and the vent openning is only 12". Any ideas?
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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Have you investigated what is surrounding your existing vent?
Is it framed in?
I am not familiar with the openings in a 60's era trailer.
The one in my Minuet is not framed in and I am sticking a Fantastic Fan in it once I am done with all of the rest of the work.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:42 AM   #3
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I know RobandZoe just put one in their 65(?). Took the old one out and the Fantastic Fan was a near perfect fit. He's just waiting for the Olympic rivets to arrive to finish it up.
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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I want to put a fantastic or similar thermostat controled fan in the front roof vent of my '66 Soveirgn. I heard people do this all the time, and right now it has a chimney from a wood stove (previous owners!). Problem is that the Fantastic vents are 14"X14" and the vent openning is only 12". Any ideas?
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If you have the roof vent with the rounded corners, then you will need to cut the corners so the opening is square. I forget which year was the first with the ovalled corners.
If you have the square corners, then all you should have to do is remove the old roof vent assembly, find a 12V power source capable of handling about 10A ( during high speed startup, probably much less when the fan is running)
A search on " fantastic vent" will give you many posts that describe the installation step by step.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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I want to put a fantastic or similar thermostat controled fan in the front roof vent of my '66 Soveirgn. I heard people do this all the time, and right now it has a chimney from a wood stove (previous owners!). Problem is that the Fantastic vents are 14"X14" and the vent openning is only 12". Any ideas?
Thanks!!!
Can be done, I just did it. Make sure you have a good right hand and left hand aircraft shears before you start. Don't buy cheap ones you'll regret it.
I had to frame my opening in. U-channel or wood block either will work.
Don't be afraid of using your Vulcum sealant.
Did you get the Airstream trim for the inside? if not oder it, can't live without it.
Do you have power available at that spot, fishing in a power run it tough, but can be done between the hoops.
Ready now, cut.
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