Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-03-2021, 10:00 AM   #1
New Member
 
2000 25' Safari
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2
Bumper lid replacement

I need to replace the black lid (I'd call it a flap) on the bumper compartment for hose and electric. I found the part on High Sky but it's not clear how that gets replaced.

I'm thinking it comes with a big adhesive piece that will attach it to the "piano hinge" that is still present.

Does anyone have experience with this that you'd like to share?

Feel free to send me a link if this has been addressed elsewhere on the forum. I looked but didn't see quite this issue.

THANKS for your generosity with your expertise!
safariguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 11:19 AM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
1970 23' Safari
Marion , New York
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 123
I suspect it was pop riveted to the hinge. That's how it was done on my '70 Safari. Then again, maybe Airstream came up with a new way on more recent models.
DremStremer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 11:24 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Halford1's Avatar
 
2019 19' Flying Cloud
Canyon Country , California
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 870
willing to risk ordering from High Sky?
__________________
2014 Ford Explorer XLT with factory installed Tow Package.

2019 Flying Cloud 19CBB
Halford1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 12:16 PM   #4
Rivet Master

 
1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,883
I don’t know how yours was made or attached. But we made the lids for both bumper trunks on our 66 and 55. We purchased 3/16” aluminum sheet from Westbrook Metals in San Antonio (there’s also one in Austin), made a pattern and cut the aluminum with a saber saw and metal blade. We filed and dressed up the edges. Then, riveted to the piano hinge and installed a handle. Not difficult. Good luck
Bubba L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 02:28 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
heslinhotel's Avatar
 
1989 29' Excella
1979 31' Sovereign
1999 25' Safari
Youngsville , North Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 261
Safariguy
Just looked at my '99 25 safari. Appears to be attached with a 2 sided tape of some sort. Not riveted or welded. You might try a 3M tape like they use for solar panel attachment.
Steve
heslinhotel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 09:54 PM   #6
New Member
 
2000 25' Safari
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 2
Thanks a ton. Yes, it is some kind of adhesive. I may try cutting my own piece as another user suggested.
safariguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2021, 11:19 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
batman's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
modesto , California
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,056
You can find the correct aluminum at "Aircraft Spruce" on line. I used a shear and a brake to do mine (1964 Safari) then I buck riveted the lid to the hinge (never falling off). You can do it with hand tools.

If yours is missing. perhaps the adhesive tape they used failed.

And if you are not going to rivet it to your hinge. You might at least want to look into the 3M tapes, They are very good.

Here are a couple photos.

-Dennis
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7967-2.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	256.8 KB
ID:	389843   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8209.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	173.7 KB
ID:	389844  

batman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
bumper storage lid came loose - tape failed A W Warn General Repair Forum 3 08-29-2017 08:49 AM
'79 rear bumper lid and compartment improvement? blickcd Bumpers & Bumper Storage 9 08-03-2017 08:08 PM
Bumper and lid replacement jasonsherman Bumpers & Bumper Storage 11 01-22-2015 07:33 AM
Rear bumper access lid bwaysteve Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 7 10-08-2010 05:19 PM
Help With Lid on 1963 Bumper Locker? utee94 Ribs, Skins & Rivets 31 04-14-2009 12:46 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 02:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.