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Cochese 04-21-2014 05:34 PM

Refrigerator scoop
 
I'm looking for a good used scoop for a 65 overlander, mine is cracked & missing a lot of the rivet flange... Thanks

putback 04-26-2014 04:57 PM

If you mean the interior duct, exhaust from back of fridge to roof vent I couldn't find one. I had to rebuild my edges with fiberglass cloth and resin. Rolled the cloth around the edge to the inside. Used common "bondo" body filler for final smooth up. It worked, 5 yrs no spider cracks.

Colin H 04-26-2014 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Cochese (Post 1445482)
I'm looking for a good used scoop for a 65 overlander, mine is cracked & missing a lot of the rivet flange... Thanks

You're unlikely to find one in decent condition. I've made an assortment of them from aluminum sheet & buck rivets, so this might be an option for you. I believe Vintage Trailer Supply is in the process of tooling them now.
Colin

Cochese 04-26-2014 07:23 PM

Thanks, I think I can repair this one easily enough with fiberglass mat, just a PITA! Better than the $300+ from the west coast vendor!

RM66caravel 04-26-2014 07:26 PM

Inland had some but they are kinda pricey!
Cliff

Cochese 04-26-2014 07:27 PM

I know! That was the reference ...

jbwillingham 07-01-2014 09:12 PM

I've got one from a 1971 tradewind that I will part with if you think it will work.

Dingo Girl 10-03-2014 08:05 PM

Colin do you have any pictures of the scoop you made of sheet and buck rivets?
Thank you

Pams72 10-04-2014 08:40 AM

Aluminum Fridge Vent | Airstream Doctor

Dingo Girl 10-05-2014 06:19 AM

Cochese, thank you for the link.
That is a very doable project for me.
It looks soooooo much nicer than the plastic too.
That is the reason I will not be putting the plastic bathroom back in the Caravel. I just cant stand the look of it.
However I do love shiney. Often times I've wondered if I was a raccoon in a previous life.

batman 10-05-2014 08:18 AM

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mine was cracked and broken in my 64 safari. My solution was to make the sides from the same maple wood I used on the cabinets, then use sheet aluminum that had been (jewel/engine turned) for the face. I think it turned out pretty good. You can use any wood and any metal sheeting you can find if you intend on painting it.

RM66caravel 10-05-2014 08:20 AM

Okay I am not crazy about the plastic but after 2 weeks on patrol and c rats for the whole time plywood, plastic or even a 5 gallon bucket with a seat on it would have been a dream! We will dress it up a bit but keeping the crapper! And the sink!
Cliff


Yes I said that! Or did I?

RM66caravel 10-05-2014 08:21 AM

Hey batman I really like that looks awesome!
Cliff


Yes I said that! Or did I?

Inland RV Center, In 10-05-2014 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by batman (Post 1520547)
mine was cracked and broken in my 64 safari. My solution was to make the sides from the same maple wood I used on the cabinets, then use sheet aluminum that had been (jewel/engine turned) for the face. I think it turned out pretty good. You can use any wood and any metal sheeting you can find if you intend on painting it.

Wood should never be used as a chimney.:(

Sparks can and do rise from the Reefer burner.

Andy


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