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Old 08-14-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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Installing fantastic fans ?

I remember a step by step article or forum post with pictures and all that but I cant find it anymore or I just did't search forum correctly . Anyone know where I should look.
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I also plan to install the fans - I will be watching this thread. Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:03 PM   #3
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I don't recall the thread, but they're not difficult. The hardest part is getting the old vents out. They are rivited in and sealed with tough goop. Fantastic fans have square corners where the original Airstream vents were radiused. Not really a problem because there is lots of room to square up the corners on the roof and ceiling. Be sure you have power to the vent opening you want to use. Tough to get 12V to a non-wired opening. Darol
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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Sorry, but not able to open the above URLs - must log in. Am I doing something wrong. Thanks. Bill
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I remember a step by step article or forum post with pictures and all that but I cant find it anymore or I just did't search forum correctly . Anyone know where I should look.
Try here

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Thanks, now I can SEE. I appreciate your assistance.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
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I did three in our 78 Ambassador a couple of months ago...there's power at each opening...

I used a heat gun to loosen up the old sealant, and it came right off. I used a plastic scraper, not a metal one to avoid any gouges in the alum shell.

The then exposed rivet heads are easy to drill out.

You then can pry off the old vent...I then used the heat gun again to scrap off any remaining 'goop' left on the skin...

It's then a simple matter to 'square up' the openings to allow the new fans to mount in the opening...I used a large bead of sealant on each side of the 'gasket' provided with the fans, then screwed it down with the provided screws...then another bit of sealant on all the screw heads...no leaks...

Go inside, hook up the 12 volt wires, and bolt the interior 'guts' in place to finish off....

Have fun....
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Sorry the URL wouldn't open. If you need me to send it to you private maybe you can open the web sights. Let me know.
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