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Old 07-30-2017, 09:55 PM   #169
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Krefft

Here's a photo of the electrical element, in case you haven't seen one. I found a couple more pieces for the frig the other day. I'll send them with the hehr roof vent bases. I will try and get them to you before we leave for the black out rally.

Also attached a photo of the wall heater control so you know what matches the one you picked up.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:26 AM   #170
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I made a couple of comments on my restoration but all of my thermostats are newer. A couple of the front posts for the shelves were broken so I made new ones & will try and get a couple of pics of those as well.
You inside panel for the door looks much better than mine. Mine was so bad I replaced it with a sheet of ABS & traded the extra parts to 57Vintage.
Door Gasket came from Antique Appliances;
http://store.antiqueappliances.com/D...skets_c_8.html
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:23 AM   #171
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In case you missed these on my restoration pages here is a link to a Norcold Manual and the Krefft as an attachment;
http://vintagetrailertalk.freeforums...gerator-manual
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:26 AM   #172
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Thank you for the manual! Is that forum still active?

Today I did a bunch of cutting. I'm happy to report that with just over 3 feet removed I'm back to good metal.

Tomorrow I'll cut the new steel and remove the one crossmember.

I'm going to double up the step outriggers on both sides because neither bolts to the body and I hate flex at the door. Lots of clean up to do before welding left to do, but cleaned up most of the front 8 feet for por-15 which will go on after welding.

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Old 08-07-2017, 07:55 AM   #173
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yes just that I am moving on to my '52 Pontiac as well as finishing up the Traveler
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:41 PM   #174
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Great article on our trailer by Joe The historian on page 30 and 31 in the Blur Beret August issue
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:18 PM   #175
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Just got the new issue of the Blue Beret and read the about your find. We live in The Netherlands and have a 55 safari (planning a 6week summer trip in 2018 to the USA with oud Safari and our 67 international crewcab).

I can help you find the solex here if you are not able to get it in the USA!

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Old 08-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #176
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Yes very nice write up. Beautiful save.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:46 PM   #177
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Just got the new issue of the Blue Beret and read the about your find. We live in The Netherlands and have a 55 safari (planning a 6week summer trip in 2018 to the USA with oud Safari and our 67 international crewcab).

I can help you find the solex here if you are not able to get it in the USA!

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Thanks! That could be really cool. I've kept an eye out on Craigslist around our area and have seen 1 or 2 mid to late 60's models turn up in the $800-$1000 dollar range but they don't have the same look. Let me know if you come across something. I'd rather find something turn key if I can work that in my budget. With the money pit the trailer is plus the 55 Cadillac I bought to fix up to tow it I have more projects than I can shake a stick at and a huge hole in the bottom of my wallet.
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Do you have pictures what it should look like or model name/numbers
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Thanks to Joe (WBCCI Historian) I have a picture! Not sure on the model number though! Thanks for keeping an eye out!
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Thanks to Joe (WBCCI Historian) I have a picture! Not sure on the model number though! Thanks for keeping an eye out!
Searching on-line, it appears Wally bought a VeloSolex 660 after the caravan arrived in Europe. The VeloSolex 660 was only offered in 1956 & maybe early 1957 (according to history on the below linked web site), rather than the slightly curvier VeloSolex 330 that was last offered in 1955. The VeloSolex 1010 apparently replaced the 660 in 1957. To me the 1010 looks a lot like the 660, in case one of those is easier to locate, but the 600 should be the most correct model.

https://cyclemaster.wordpress.com/page-17-velosolex/
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Today I finally had some cooler weather (80's) and was able to cut almost all the new metal. I'm adding two additional outriggers to tie the step into the shell. I hate mushy step areas. We are also adding a piece of angle iron halfway between the #1 bow and the angle iron little outrigger by the front window to help better support the 200 lb krefft refrigerator better. Everything is mocked up with some temporary angle iron straight edges and lots of clamps. The splice on the tongue will also get an 1/8th in plate added on both sides. Click image for larger version

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A Quick search. This looks a lot like it!
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