Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
brattwurzt's Avatar
 
1968 30' Sovereign
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Images: 6
Rectangular vent?-'68 Sovereign

I have a '68 Sovereign that I'm repairing. In addition to the two 14" vents in the roof, there is a rectangular opening (not for the AC). right now it just has a piece of aluminum temporarily covering it. This opening has nothing in it. Any idea what the original intent was?

Any ideas will help.
__________________

__________________
dreamin' of streamin'
brattwurzt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
worldinchaos's Avatar
 
1959 17' Pacer
Long Beach , California
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 920
How big of an opening are we talking about? 14"x20"+, or more like 3"x6". If the former, I could see it being a different type of openable roof vent which there are various links to here and I believe InlandRV has replacements. If the latter, probably some regular ventilation vent opening.

Just my initial guess without any more info.
__________________

__________________
- Peter (and Marie)
TAC CA-15

1959 Pacer 18' Renovation - Knight in Shining Armor

Our Adventure Blog - Documenting our backpacking, hiking, camping, and Airstreaming
(still updating, haven't gotten to the Airstream trips yet)
worldinchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
brattwurzt's Avatar
 
1968 30' Sovereign
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Images: 6
Hi, thanks for the reply. It's 14 3/4 by 24 2/3, and it does have 2 threaded cranks with a small carriage on each. I am sure there is some hardware missing, and also some sort of framed screen missing as well. Any ideas where to get replacement hardware?
__________________
dreamin' of streamin'
brattwurzt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Someday'59's Avatar

 
1959 26' Overlander
Powder Springs , Georgia
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 641
Images: 18
It should be an opening for an Astrodome... kind of like a skylight. You can get reproduction Astrodomes at VTS. They don't sell the lifters, use the threaded cranks you have.

Airstream Astradome Vent Cover 1970s
__________________
~Lynnetta

my restoration & travel blog:
http://someday1959.blogspot.com
Someday'59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
brattwurzt's Avatar
 
1968 30' Sovereign
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Images: 6
Thanks for the advice. Do the lids have a way to attach them? The threaded cranks I have are very simple, just threads with a small rectangular metal block. Each block has 2 threaded holes. They only go up to the top of the frame. I am assuming the lid should have 2 metal brackets that extend down, that attach to these blocks. I guess I could easily make them, but attaching to the lid is my concern. Also, it appears there should be some sort of screen that covers the opening from the inside. Any idea where I could find one of these?
__________________
dreamin' of streamin'
brattwurzt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 08:21 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Someday'59's Avatar

 
1959 26' Overlander
Powder Springs , Georgia
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 641
Images: 18
I'm not sure what lifters on a '68 look like or are supposed to look like. Maybe this thread will help?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...der-52258.html
__________________
~Lynnetta

my restoration & travel blog:
http://someday1959.blogspot.com
Someday'59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 09:19 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
brattwurzt's Avatar
 
1968 30' Sovereign
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Images: 6
I actually found the screen cover. It was laying in a stack of screens. Very cool!

Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it.
__________________
dreamin' of streamin'
brattwurzt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 10:26 PM   #8
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by brattwurzt View Post
I have a '68 Sovereign that I'm repairing. In addition to the two 14" vents in the roof, there is a rectangular opening (not for the AC). right now it just has a piece of aluminum temporarily covering it. This opening has nothing in it. Any idea what the original intent was?

Any ideas will help.
It is also a vent, 14 x 26 inches and is called an "Astrodome".

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
Check out this thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...hts-53517.html
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 11:02 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
esmaytum's Avatar
 
1963 28' Ambassador
1978 28' Ambassador
Boerne , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 43
Blog Entries: 1
I also have an Astrodome that I just purchased. I have no idea what hardware was there originally.There is just a framed hole and I dont have a clue as to how to install this piece of plastic. I kinda thought that when I got it, it would come to me. Not happening. Can someone post a picture so I can see what it should look like or tell me what to buy.
__________________
esmaytum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 11:20 PM   #11
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by esmaytum View Post
I also have an Astrodome that I just purchased. I have no idea what hardware was there originally.There is just a framed hole and I dont have a clue as to how to install this piece of plastic. I kinda thought that when I got it, it would come to me. Not happening. Can someone post a picture so I can see what it should look like or tell me what to buy.
There should be a bracket at each end of the frame that holds an operator.

A reproduced operator is available.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 04:14 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
Use the links provided above to see the pictures of the installation of the lifters or If you can learn to use the new search function, there are several additional existing threads with pictures of installation of Astrodome vents and openers. I posted one there on my homemade Astrodome replacement.
__________________

__________________
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sovereign


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is a stove vent really needed? BWH-Utah Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 6 06-22-2011 04:44 PM
Stove Vent Motor Speed Control Road Geezer Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 12 04-29-2011 03:12 PM
Fitting a Nicro vent to the existing Hehr vent Globie64 Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 8 03-17-2011 03:35 PM
Replacing center roof vent in a '79 blickcd Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 1 01-29-2011 05:58 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.