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Old 01-27-2010, 03:13 PM   #15
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My vents are on a fairly curved portion of the roof, you think these will seal? Anybody put them on yet?
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:23 PM   #16
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The flange is 6 inches in diameter. The flat portion will certainly bend to conform. The bell portion will resist bending but if you pre-form around the side of a propane tank or something similar I wouldn't think you should have any trouble getting enough bend to accomodate the curve in the roof. Wish I had found them about three months ago before I put the inner skins back in so I could have buck riveted them. Oh well. I 've ordered Olympic rivets from VTS. Along with Vulkem they should do the job.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #17
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Has anyone actually installed these caps on a curved roof? You could just set them flat on a curved section and they would slant outward slightly, like holding two beer cans on your head. (not that I've ever done that).

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Old 02-02-2010, 03:14 PM   #18
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Dan - I just got a pair in the mail today and it looks like it will be a bit of bending the flange to conform to the curve of the roof. Won't know how much till I try. It's a bit cold here so I won't be getting to it for a while. I plan to start bending the up hill side first. Once that is close then I will bend the down hill side. Someone mentioned in another post about using something round like a propane tank to bend the cap around. Alum. bends pretty easy so I think it is doable.....Tim
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:48 PM   #19
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Diesel, great find. I just ordered three of these for my project and they said they are still getting lots of calls.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:10 AM   #20
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I reached a point in my project that I could install the first of the vent caps. Its for the original sink vent and is indeed at about the apex of the curve. I started the forming on a propane tank and then finished using a large Crescent wrench to provide leverage without scarring the aluminum. I would mention that the aluminum the vents are made from is rather soft and its pretty easy to form. The vent install also gave me the opportunity to use Olympic rivets for the first time.



I was liberal with the Trempro and cleaned up the excess with naptha. After step one the remainder of the studs stand proud of the head. I used a stone on the Dremel to grind down the stud and shape the head.



This is the final result. It does sit at a jaunty angle, but I think it looks a lot better than the bare pipe siticking through the escutcheon. By the way, I cut off the pipe about an inch below the top of the cap. The second one, which will serve the bath, happens to land on the flat of the roof, so it'll be a little easier.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #21
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dieseleagle - good job! I think it looks great. The weather has improved here so I will be installing mine soon...... Tim
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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Thought I'd revive this old thread. These vents are still available, I just ordered a few and they still are $9.99. I just identified myself as a member of the Airstream forum and he knew exactly what I was talking about! Promised me they'd ship tomorrow and were very pleasant to speak to!
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #23
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Thanks for the update on these caps. I've been looking for something like this for my '65 Safari restoration, and they'll be perfect. I like the idea of having a top cover over the opening, rather than the open pipe type that most use. I'll give them a call and order some later this week.

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That's a cool idea! Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #25
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I bought two when this thread started, but just got around to installing it a couple of weeks ago. Cool little vent covers and they look great.

I only needed one, so I do have an extra. If anyone needs one, PM me.

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How tall is it??
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How tall is it??
I think they're something like 5" tall. Can check later today if it matters.

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