Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-05-2020, 08:12 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
PA BAMBI II's Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Strasburg , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 520
Creating more ventilation in a 1964 Bambi II fridge compartment

The fridge access doors on the old Bambi II are solid. I recreated the Airstream of 1964's floor hole and chimney through the roof for ventilation, but she still had trouble venting all the heat. My solution was to make interchangeable, louvered access doors to mix and match with the originals to get more air in the box.


After a pretty exhaustive online search for louvered vents in stainless steel or aluminum, I came across Austin Hardware which offers a 6" x 10" stainless steel louvered vent panel. The part number is 6304SS and they cost $27 plus shipping for two.


Mating these to two pieces of scrap aluminum sheet I had laying around (pre-polished) with some SS hardware that looks like rivets from two feet away and adding some strengthening ribs in the back, along with some cam locks picked up at the local hardware store and modified (shortening the lock lever to match the Airstream catches), created what I needed.


I put both of the louvered panels in at the campsite. This past week while traveling, I kept the original lower solid door in place so the LP flame would not blow out from too much air and placed a louvered panel up top. This seemed to help the fridge keep temperature even on a HOT travel day.







$27.06
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fridge-doors-for-web-3.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	49.4 KB
ID:	372015   Click image for larger version

Name:	fridge-doors-for-web-2.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	372016  

Click image for larger version

Name:	fridge-doors-for-web.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	41.6 KB
ID:	372017  
__________________
"The difference between vintage and retro is that vintage is honestly old and cool. Retro tries to be but isn't."
PA BAMBI II is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1964


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Airstream Log Book... See More Live More Do More ROBERT CROSS Airstream Classifieds 0 04-20-2020 12:13 PM
Fridge Ventilation/Exhaust Questions Bexar Refrigerators 10 06-26-2017 06:52 AM
See more. Do more. Live more...? Mike91208 Airstream Lifestyle 2 01-26-2012 06:56 AM
Creating a permanent Airstream Site gadgetat Full-Timing 12 05-25-2005 07:13 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.