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Old 04-18-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
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Skylight part question

On my 1962 Safari the Skylight got blown off in very strong winds. I have the shattered dome and the connected brackets. The brackets got broken on the section that attaches to the lifters. My lifters are ok, but my question is are the brackets still available?? Does anyone have this part leftover from a Fantastic Fan install or any hope of mine being able to be repaired? I'm still not sure how the lifters attach to the brackets. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am attaching photos of brackets. HELP!
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Old 04-18-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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Hi Charles,
You're lucky you got yours back. Most folks never see theirs again. The top of the lifter shaft was attached by pressure that expanded to fit over the top of the opening in the hinged angle piece that's broken on yours (sort of like a grommet on a tarp, if you know what I'm referring to). I've seen a few that were repaired by tapping into the shaft and using a machine screw with a wide head to hold it in place. As for the two broken parts that you have, I'm not sure those will be repairable unless you're a patient metal worker with the right tools.

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Thanks for the info FF. Does anyone have the correct lifters (with brackets attached) in good condition they would sell?
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:05 PM   #4
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We have replacement vent operators that have the hinge on them as well.

The old operators can and will jiggle open while in transit, leading to the cover being blown off.

The problem is the spiral operators easlily open when in transit.

We solved that problem by using threaded rod in our operators. They take more turns to open, but they will not open in transit.

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