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Old 05-27-2021, 07:37 PM   #201
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The 240v is so more efficient than the low power 120v we use over here. Many countries standardize on 240v. It can be safe.

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Old 05-27-2021, 07:37 PM   #202
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A couple of exterior bar pics....
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:35 PM   #203
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Fridge is done!

This morn. I fitted the 50s Marvel fridge door shell over the new Engel 12 / 240V fridge. Now we have a reliable fridge that looks the part!
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Old 06-15-2021, 05:22 AM   #204
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Very nice. A modern fridge would definitely look out of place.

Here is a picture of my Kreft. Still works great after all these years, but I wouldn't mind have new internals.
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I am guessing, the old fridge had some mechanism for door release. Did you figure out how use that or some other mechanism to hold the door shut? - Mark
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:45 AM   #205
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fridge looks GREAT
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:20 PM   #206
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Thanks Mark and John.
Mark, yes the Engel fridge has a catch in the top left corner, I just need to machine up a little dovetail section and handle for it.

The Kreft is a beaut! If I had something original and functional ( and 240 volt ) I'd be keeping it. I saved the front of the old Marvel from going to the tip anyhoo.
Before......
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Fantastic work on the fridge! I do like the look of the 50s refrigerators in a trailer. We are still on the fence about what we will do with the Liners fridge.

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Old 07-18-2021, 09:54 PM   #208
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Nothing much has been achieved lately, but we have been camping a couple of times. This morning I started building the little kitchen unit, the first little job for the new panbrake. The frame fits, more tomorrow......
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Hi Disco Stu: What's a panbrake? Maybe some Australian machine to make cookware on.

Yep, your Trailwind will have a smaller galley. But I know it will be very well designed and built.

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Old 07-20-2021, 12:30 AM   #210
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I hope I don't disappoint David!
A bit more done today, I can't wait to see it without the blue plastic film but I don't want fingerprints all over it for now. I'll make a drawer for the top right too....
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Doors fitted, I think I'll fix it down and add the other parts in place.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:57 AM   #212
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Beautiful work...natch! I like how you embraced the wheel well cover as part of the unit. And your retro-mod reuse of the refrig door is quite clever. Wondering how you affixed the vintage front to a new refrig...does it function as the actual door or did you affix it as a decorative door onto the new refrig door? If you have any photos of that it would be great if you would post them. And yes, more photos, please! Flostream66
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Hi Hollie, It's an Engel fridge, they don't seem to be popular in the states? This one has a plain door for fixing a decorative face over the door. No fasteners can be used as it'd puncture the vacuum insulation space inside.
So, I just folded a channel, riveted it to the Marvel door and hung the channel over the top edge of the Engel door.
Double sided foam tape takes care of the rest.

I was at my workshop this morning and remembered to take a photo of the door detail, opened the door and realised that I haven't allowed extra room for the now extra thick door to open! Oh well, I can fix it. I'll have to make a new shorter lower horizontal, and maybe a new narrower door.

**** happens, the whole thing only cost USD$80, another couple of hours and it'll be fixed.
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Well, it is a great retro-mod and I like the simplicity of the solution - it seems that often the simpler they are, the better. I know you will sort this out in a jiffy.

There was a group of us vintage Airstreamers who met up in Kansas for a gathering...as the wine was flowing, a toast was made to Disco Stu as being one of the finest restorers on the forums.

Keep the good work and photos coming.
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And I certainly agree and would raise a toast to Disco Stu also. Well, maybe a piece of toast as I don't drink much. Disco Stu is certainly a high level craftsman. I admire his work.

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David I second that, Stu does some amazing work. He makes it kind of hard to post anything after seeing his amazing work.
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Hi coloradoup: Many of us here on these Forums aren't in the advance class. These Forums certainly have helped me during my projects, and I think the Forums helps many others too. We all can't be expert craftsmen, but we get our trailers completed and on the road again. It's fun and these Forums help.

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Stu- great craftsmanship as always. I like the torsion box approach to the doors. Very good plan. What alloy did you use to make the bending go well. I presume something other than 2024 T-3. The cabinet looks great as well, How did you fab the legs to the rails? You should have been there for the toast, the wines were excellent. I see in your byline there's a '65 Caravel in the house, when did that show up? Jerry
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Ha! Thanks peeps. We intend to make it to the states for a good look around when we get a chance, so maybe we'll drop in for that glass of wine.

David, I'm grateful to those who went out of their way to help me with our little Clipper, sent photos of details, offered advice, measurements etc. And also to those who have posted threads on their builds in the past.

Just yesterday I sent all of my drawings, cad files and photos to someone on these forums looking to replace a pipe frame. I hope they're helpful to him.

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G'day Jerry. I've had the Caravel back in the shop for a couple of weeks now, it was imported a year or so ago but was stored elsewhere for a while. It's gutted, a bit rough but we'll fix it all up eventually. I'd better get this Clipper done first.

The doors are quite thick, because my smaller panbrake apron is 1.5" deep, that's the minimum Z profile that I can fold, same as the new Clipper door construction but without the curve. I'm using 5052 I think? for all the internals, clad is very expensive here.

Great news that your toys survived the fire!
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