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Old 05-21-2015, 07:00 AM   #1
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Help! Lost a hatch cover!

My new (old) Airstream International Ambassador 29-foot 1972 came home in all its glory, but sadly had shed a hatch cover on the way.

I retraced my driving route but could not find it. I have no idea how I am going to replace that finely crafted piece of aluminum, so I hope you can help me!
Thanks, Bob
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:01 AM   #2
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Airstream salvage yards are the most economical answer.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:56 AM   #3
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I have one of those hatch covers for sale.
Pm if you're interested.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:59 AM   #4
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My new (old) Airstream International Ambassador 29-foot 1972 came home in all its glory, but sadly had shed a hatch cover on the way.

I retraced my driving route but could not find it. I have no idea how I am going to replace that finely crafted piece of aluminum, so I hope you can help me!
Thanks, Bob
And before you tow the trailer again, I suggest you re-rivet the battery compartment door on. They have a history of failing, and when they do you also loose the battery, and it's wiring. They are even harder to replace than the hatch cover.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:15 AM   #5
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I have one of those hatch covers for sale.
Pm if you're interested.
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Desert air is there any chance you might have a water heater access door for a 67 over lander 27?
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:50 AM   #6
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Do you have a picture of your water heater or the door you need?
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:27 AM   #7
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For future reference to those who lose a door

I found it easier and way cheaper, to make one.

I lost my refer access door. The one company who made them stopped doing so because the doors often did not fit.

I made one, and it looked great. $

I later found one off of a junker, and installed it with hinges. $$$

My next thought would have been to try Jackson, or a metal shop $$$$$
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #8
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I have one of those hatch covers for sale.
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desertair27 do you have a water heater access door for a '67 Overlander by chance? Disregard the post above. I missed the edit window of 30 minutes.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:10 AM   #9
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Do you have a picture of your water heater or the door you need?
Unfortunately no. The water heater was removed in an aborted rear bath floor repair when I bought it. The access door was missing. I'll post a picture in a couple hours.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:39 AM   #10
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frankrightbrain, I have a water heater door assembly off our '66 Safari. No pics available right now. Could this be what you are looking for? PM me if you think it would work.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:54 AM   #11
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I have a spare for sale as well. I think mine is from a 72, but if you post me the opening dimensions, I'll measure mine this weekend.


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Thanks y'all, sorry Bob for the hijack. Working with desertair27.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:06 PM   #13
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Compartment door

DesertAir27 will have what you need, he has helped me with parts that a PO sold of my unit after I purchased and prior to picking it up. Saved me a lot of time looking. Jim
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:34 PM   #14
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help I lost my rear compartment door too!

I lost the entire back panel that covers the battery and piping on my 1968 Land Yacht and also has the license plate mounted on it. It came off somewhere between Cambridge Mass and Saco ME on Friday May 29 2015. Please contact me is you found it, have one or know where I could get one made. I am so disappointed.
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