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Old 10-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Looking for old Bowen water heater outer cover

I'm looking for the outer cover or shroud for the old Bowen hot water heater. Does anyone have one they'd like to sell or know where I could find one? I would even take a reproduction if available.
Here's a picture of what I need and the second picture is what I have.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Bowen Door

Howdy,

I have the big piece you are looking for on my trailer ('64 Silver Streak Sabre) but am missing the piece just below it. The piece you still have on yours.

I will photograph and provide copious measurements of my piece in return for the same with yours.

I am including photos of what I have and what I'm missing.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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Dang. Bottom photo is upside down...
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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Howdy,

I have the big piece you are looking for on my trailer ('64 Silver Streak Sabre) but am missing the piece just below it. The piece you still have on yours.

I will photograph and provide copious measurements of my piece in return for the same with yours.

I am including photos of what I have and what I'm missing.

Let me know what you think.
gail
Hey Gail
I'll be happy to get you measurements for your replacement peice but first try contacting the guys at VintageCampers.com :: Vintage Campers, Vintage Trailers, Vintage Parts, Vintage Restorations or at 765 473 8088.
I was able to purchase the part I needed and I bet they have you need.
good luck
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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Here's a picture of what I think you need.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Another member replied that they had an extra so I'm working that angle at present.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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I had a go at making a cover and man it was a pain! Of course I'm no sheet metal expert but I think it turned out ok. It's just sitting on right now but once it's attached hopefully it will take the pooch out at the bottom.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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Are you still using the original water heater? Or is it just the shroud that is 53 years old?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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Are you still using the original water heater? Or is it just the shroud that is 53 years old?
The heater is still working for now.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
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I had a go at making a cover and man it was a pain! Of course I'm no sheet metal expert but I think it turned out ok. It's just sitting on right now but once it's attached hopefully it will take the pooch out at the bottom.
Here's the pictures I forgot to post earlier.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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Did you find what you needed? Feel free to give me a call. I have a whole shelf full and you can have what you need for free(cover shipping)...
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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Did you find what you needed? Feel free to give me a call. I have a whole shelf full and you can have what you need for free(cover shipping)...
Wow Frank you're Awesome!
I'll be calling you tomorrow.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #13
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Hi Deserair, I pulled the old shroud out today, is this what you're looking for?

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
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Hi Deserair, I pulled the old shroud out today, is this what you're looking for?

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Hey Peter
Frank's sending one which is little different from yours. I'll take it if you don't mind.
I'll pm you.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #15
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Well, if there are any spares, I could sure use one. That bottom piece is exactly what I need.
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Well, if there are any spares, I could sure use one. That bottom piece is exactly what I need.
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Hey Gail
I'll let you know if I get an extra lower.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #17
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Bowen door part

All I'm missing is the piece that attaches to the part with the little twist connectors.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #18
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By the way, I think you did a fine job on the one you made.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #19
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Well thank you!
If only I could find the same type of aluminum as the original I'd be good.
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