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Old 07-15-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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replacing plastic overhead fixtures

Is there a more stylish alternative available for replacing the plastic vent -light original equipment covers on a 70's Sovereign? Maybe something sleek and chrome?
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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You really need two narrow fixtures to leave the center vent open. two florescent bulbs are possible or a string of leds on each side.

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Old 07-15-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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There are photos of the lights I used last weekend in combination with a Fantastic Fan installation in post 927 here I am very pleased with them.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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For cheap, you can get new lenses, and guess what: they're white when they're new, not the faded yellow

By the way, are you painting your ceiling?
If it's to be, it's up to me.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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That is how the ceiling was when we got it. Actually, we're redoing the walls and ceiling in mahogany veneer, the ceiling was repainted several times by previous owners. We would like to do something really sleek and sexy and up to date with the fixtures, but where do you get the new white plastic ones? That may be a good enough solution.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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light fixture replacement

Try Andy or any other Airstream parts supplier. Actually I got mine off ebay a few years ago. Price is reasonable wherever you purchase, and they are authentic. Plus, you can use these when dry camping. Other fixtures may not be compatible with your marine battery power.
It's the rivets!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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Out of Doors Mart has the new lenses,you need to order new handles also, the new ones are just a tad different,and you need that for clearance. Dave

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