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Old 07-06-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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cost of replacing all tambour doors

I am looking at buying a 1978 AS & notice that all the tambour doors need replaceing. Can anyone tell us what the cost of the materials would be? Please send any replies directly to me at sommardahlis@aol.com
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Try this:http://www.winonamanufacturing.com/index.shtml
or this:http://www.tapeease.com/veneer1.htm
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:14 PM   #3
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This reply should go automatically to your email. We have a '78 Excella. The white tambor is no longer available--please, anyone correct me if I'm wrong! The wood tambor is still available in certain types of wood except for the type we have which is Koa wood! If you have walnut or some other common grain, you'll be able to find something close. Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:37 PM   #4
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:28 PM   #5
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cost of replacing all tambour doors

Greetings Pearl!

Welcome to the Forums!

According to my experience, Dallas is correct in that the white laminate that was used in many of the upper cabinet as well as "eye-level" cabinets is no longer available. TapeEase has some laminates that are close but not exact. On my Minuet, the upper lockers all needed new Tambour as the white laminate had warped to the point the successful repair was unlikely.

What I found to be a very workable compromise was to utilize the birch veneer with a very lightly pickled finish. The resulting color was a good match for the light taupe thread that runs through the vinyl wall coverings (at least those used by Argosys during the time period). The cost for the tambour materials for my 20' coach were just a little more than $200 including shipping for the materials.

If the tracks for the tambour are missing, be prepared for some "creative" re-construction. The tambour tracks as used in the upper cabinets are evidently unique to Airstream due to their curvature - - they can be found but it does take some time. TapeEase has the parts to recreate something that will work, but it takes some experimenting.

Good luck with your decision!

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I saw a bunch of these white tambour doors and parts on e-bay last week. the scrolls look different than what would fit on mine...must have been a "later-70's" thing for the cabinet faces to bow out slightly. but anyway....don't know if they're still there or not. worth a look.

mine were originally the early 70's walnut, including the overhead cabinets.
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I saw a bunch of these white tambour doors and parts on e-bay last week. the scrolls look different than what would fit on mine...must have been a "later-70's" thing for the cabinet faces to bow out slightly. but anyway....don't know if they're still there or not. worth a look.

mine were originally the early 70's walnut, including the overhead cabinets.
There was some, I bought all of the 36" ones but there were some 32" and 23" ones not purchased. I was also able to get all of the spiral tracks in white.
You need to jump on these type of things when you see them.
I don't understand why tambour doors are not more popular, I love them and they are great for keeping things in place. Bring them back.
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Are all the pieces of tambour still there? If so it can be fixed

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Tambour Pushed In - Need help Getting it back on Track

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Are all the pieces of tambour still there? If so it can be fixed

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Ken,

My the large Tambour Cabinent in my bathroom was accidentaly pushed in and the middle section at the top came out of the track. Is there a safe way to get this tambour back in the track without damaging everything?

Thanks, Steve
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Sorry I did not get back to you sooner - I've been on vacation for the past three weeks - still on it in fact - I've not had to fix the large section, but I understand that you need to remove the rivets that hold the track - my first try, though, would be to try to put it back in without taking it apart - it came out, so it should go back in.

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