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Old 10-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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'73 Safari sink cabinet rebuild

A PO removed the original Tambour Doors, tracks and the entire from frame from the sink cabinet in my í73 Safari. I donít know why, but anyway, Iíd like to rebuild it back to as original as possible this winter. I know the Tambour material can be had, but donít know about the rest of the hardware. Can anyone out there provide some photos and drawing of an original cabinet and a source of parts? Also, any assistance you all could offer would be very helpful.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
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I believe my "tracks" are just rabbited wood?

I'll check tonight.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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My í72 Tradewind has cabinetry built up of aluminum extrusions with laminate sides with inserts in the face frames. These are riveted and clipped together with a plywood top screwed to the base. I believe this system was used through the late Ď70s.
In mine the tambour rides in the face frame extrusions and rolls up in plastic spirals. Check your other cabinets, if they are still there, to see how these are put together.
If you want to stay original I think your best bet is to find a salvaged piece and go from there.
Iíll be rebuilding mine this winter. Honestly, I wonít know what Iím going to do with it until I take it out and see what it will take to repair.

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how do you remove the face frame to install the new doors how long are the tambor doors under the galley
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