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Old 06-17-2003, 09:05 AM   #1
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'61 Overlander furnace cover

I am in need of an external furnace cover for my 1961 Overlander. A member sent me a private message saying he had one but due to the system crash this last few weeks it was lost. Since I was a relatively new member my database and messages were lost. Any leads would be appreciated. Mike
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:35 PM   #2
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I am currently stripping a 61 Overlander and do not plan to restore it as original.If you can email me a photo of the part you need I can probably send you one.
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I want an original water heater cover too although I have a modern 10 gallon Suburban. I'd like to mate the two together so the trailer looks original. Anyone out there have one?

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Old 08-13-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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Well, I do, but...

I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for you Brad. I'm sure there are folks out there who have them and don't need them.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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I've got one off my 1966 that I might not re-use. Post a picture or some measurements of what you need.

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Old 08-13-2008, 10:54 AM   #6
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I am in need of an external furnace cover for my 1961 Overlander. A member sent me a private message saying he had one but due to the system crash this last few weeks it was lost. Since I was a relatively new member my database and messages were lost. Any leads would be appreciated. Mike
If your fuenace was made by International Oil Burner, please be advised that they "love" to explode, since the burner falls apart internally.

It is highly recommended that all of those furnaces, be scraped.

Parts have not been available for them for over 30 years, because of the liabilty.

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:16 AM   #7
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If your fuenace was made by International Oil Burner, please be advised that they "love" to explode, since the burner falls apart internally.

It is highly recommended that all of those furnaces, be scraped.

Parts have not been available for them for over 30 years, because of the liabilty.

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Andy, the furnace in Marcus' trailer had a similar effect, the flames were outside the trailer. I let him know not to use it.
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Yes, and thanks for the warning Terry. I'm planning on pulling it out and patching the skin, but I'll leave the diffuser on because it looks so darn cool.
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Yes, and thanks for the warning Terry. I'm planning on pulling it out and patching the skin, but I'll leave the diffuser on because it looks so darn cool.
We nearly lost the cover a few miles from where we picked up the trailer, the attaching screws were old, and rusted off. I noticed the cover blowing in the wind, and stopped at a rest area to reattach it.
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We nearly lost the cover a few miles from where we picked up the trailer, the attaching screws were old, and rusted off. I noticed the cover blowing in the wind, and stopped at a rest area to reattach it.
Heh! Thanks, it's good to hear these tidbits, one of the great benefits of buying a trailer from inside "The Family."


And of course I'm REALLY glad you were able to keep it, otherwise I wouldn't have it right now. It's a cool design with its "twin towers"-- it looks very different than most other heat diffusers I've seen for either furnaces or water heaters.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:29 PM   #11
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Andy, the furnace in Marcus' trailer had a similar effect, the flames were outside the trailer. I let him know not to use it.
Wow, all this time I thought that was a factory option with the International Land Yacht model for marshmallows & hot dogs!

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If your fuenace was made by International Oil Burner, please be advised that they "love" to explode, since the burner falls apart internally.

It is highly recommended that all of those furnaces, be scraped.

Parts have not been available for them for over 30 years, because of the liabilty.

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Andy,

I ended up purchasing the AS that Wildcat455 (later changed his name to 61Overlander, this thread was started 5 years ago) owned and after reading all your warnings about the International Oil Burner furnaces, I never tried to light it. Thank you for this information and all the information that you have provided on the forums. I was scared to use it for a boat anchor.
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Aluminutz ~

Here's a couple pix of my water heater cover. It lacks class, style and any semblance of character. For a reference of size, the removable door part is 15 1/2" x x15 1/2." I'm hoping to find an aluminum one that would polish up nicely and either replace this cover or retrofit this cover after it gets repainted of course. I love the classic lines and looks of the old vintage covers.

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I want an original water heater cover too although I have a modern 10 gallon Suburban. I'd like to mate the two together so the trailer looks original. Anyone out there have one?

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Whoops! I saw furnace cover in your post but missed the "10 gal Suburban" part. What I have is a cover for the forced air heater (furnace). Sorry!
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Old thread, but there's one on ebay now.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_500wt_1179
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