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drbobdouglas 05-21-2015 06:00 AM

Help! Lost a hatch cover!
 
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My new (old) Airstream International Ambassador 29-foot 1972 came home in all its glory, but sadly had shed a hatch cover on the way.:sad:

I retraced my driving route but could not find it. I have no idea how I am going to replace that finely crafted piece of aluminum, so I hope you can help me!
Thanks, Bob:)

dwightdi 05-21-2015 06:01 AM

Airstream salvage yards are the most economical answer.

desertair27 05-21-2015 06:56 AM

I have one of those hatch covers for sale.
Pm if you're interested.
Mike

SteveH 05-21-2015 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by drbobdouglas (Post 1624800)
My new (old) Airstream International Ambassador 29-foot 1972 came home in all its glory, but sadly had shed a hatch cover on the way.:sad:

I retraced my driving route but could not find it. I have no idea how I am going to replace that finely crafted piece of aluminum, so I hope you can help me!
Thanks, Bob:)

And before you tow the trailer again, I suggest you re-rivet the battery compartment door on. They have a history of failing, and when they do you also loose the battery, and it's wiring. They are even harder to replace than the hatch cover.

frankrightbrain 05-22-2015 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by desertair27 (Post 1624814)
I have one of those hatch covers for sale.
Pm if you're interested.
Mike

Desert air is there any chance you might have a water heater access door for a 67 over lander 27?

desertair27 05-22-2015 06:50 AM

Do you have a picture of your water heater or the door you need?

mandolindave 05-22-2015 07:27 AM

For future reference to those who lose a door
 
I found it easier and way cheaper, to make one.

I lost my refer access door. The one company who made them stopped doing so because the doors often did not fit.

I made one, and it looked great. $

I later found one off of a junker, and installed it with hinges. $$$

My next thought would have been to try Jackson, or a metal shop $$$$$

frankrightbrain 05-22-2015 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by desertair27 (Post 1624814)
I have one of those hatch covers for sale.
Pm if you're interested.
Mike

desertair27 do you have a water heater access door for a '67 Overlander by chance? Disregard the post above. I missed the edit window of 30 minutes.

frankrightbrain 05-22-2015 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by desertair27 (Post 1625246)
Do you have a picture of your water heater or the door you need?

Unfortunately no. The water heater was removed in an aborted rear bath floor repair when I bought it. The access door was missing. I'll post a picture in a couple hours.

mimiandrews 05-22-2015 08:39 AM

frankrightbrain, I have a water heater door assembly off our '66 Safari. No pics available right now. Could this be what you are looking for? PM me if you think it would work.

ehodg66 05-22-2015 08:54 AM

I have a spare for sale as well. I think mine is from a 72, but if you post me the opening dimensions, I'll measure mine this weekend.


thanks

frankrightbrain 05-22-2015 12:12 PM

Thanks y'all, sorry Bob for the hijack. Working with desertair27.

cole3444 05-22-2015 02:06 PM

Compartment door
 
DesertAir27 will have what you need, he has helped me with parts that a PO sold of my unit after I purchased and prior to picking it up. Saved me a lot of time looking. Jim

LiisaNiemi 05-31-2015 08:34 PM

help I lost my rear compartment door too!
 
I lost the entire back panel that covers the battery and piping on my 1968 Land Yacht and also has the license plate mounted on it. It came off somewhere between Cambridge Mass and Saco ME on Friday May 29 2015. Please contact me is you found it, have one or know where I could get one made. I am so disappointed.

desertair27 06-01-2015 08:25 AM

Do you have any measurements and pictures of your lost hatch?

shilgemann 06-01-2015 10:56 AM

Liisa,

The rear baggage door on the '68 is relatively easy to make. VTS has the extrusions for the door and all of the hardware (handle, bulb seal, cam-lock); you would need a piece of 2024 aluminum for the panels. All-in it should cost you about $150.

I've rebuilt mine and replaced the seals. It's a few hour project to do.


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Originally Posted by LiisaNiemi (Post 1630225)
I lost the entire back panel that covers the battery and piping on my 1968 Land Yacht and also has the license plate mounted on it. It came off somewhere between Cambridge Mass and Saco ME on Friday May 29 2015. Please contact me is you found it, have one or know where I could get one made. I am so disappointed.


desertair27 06-02-2015 06:22 AM

I've made some compartment doors with the VTS extrusion, they turned out good but it wasn't all that easy to make the mitered cuts. I have a used rear door and I know Silver Trailer supply has doors from time to time. Just make sure you take good measurements because there are some different sizes,I found this out the hard way.
Mike

FullStop 06-05-2015 12:27 PM

Are there any threads showing how to make a replacement compartment door with the VTS materials? I need to make three and I'm stumped.

Thanks!

desertair27 06-07-2015 10:58 AM

I don't know of any threads. Check with Vintage Trailer Supply on how to make door

desertair27 06-07-2015 10:59 AM

It's not to bad


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