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Old 12-27-2003, 05:05 PM   #1
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repaired the tambour doors

I just repaired the 4 tambour doors in the bedroom of my 74 overlander
it realy is verry simple
1 remove the tamours
2 trim al the strips with a sharp stanly knife
3 align the strips with tape
4 cut a piece of linnen a bit to big
5 use spray glue on both the linnen and the strips
6 R.T.F.M for the glue
7 aply the linnen on the back of the strips
8 wait
9 cut the linnen with the stanly knife about 1/2 inch from the side
10 ready
it realy is verry simple I did the 4 door in 2 hours plus 30 minutes for the removing and reinstall
total cost
euro 6 for the linnen still have half of it left over
euro 12 for the spray glue BISON still have left over
euro 60 for the new jeans I wasted with glue
when evrything is so simple as this I have the trailor ready in a month

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Old 12-28-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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Remco "The flying Dutchman"

Don't throw away the glue & old Jeans...when I drive thru NL on my way to Vastera Sweden , you can have more fun and repair a few of my tambours

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Old 12-28-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
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Question Type of Spray Glue?

Remco,

What type of spray glue did you use? Spraying both sides implies to me that you used a contact adhesive. Is that what you used?

This may be a project I will have to take on. I only have two bad tambour doors at this time but after 33 years the glue is brittle and ready to give up at any time. It might pay to just redo them all rather than wait or chance failure.
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Old 12-28-2003, 04:43 PM   #4
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qqq if you are going to zweden you'r welcom to spend the night here and we can fix the tamboutdoors I'm in the north part of holland

I used a spray glue that needs to dry for 15 minutes before you glue the thing together its just a basic glue that is good for linnen and wood or plastics

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Old 12-28-2003, 11:27 PM   #5
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Remco,

Thanks for your offer, I have only 2 small tambours under front sofa that need some attention, but I'll be glad to say hello, on my way to www.bigmeet.com

Have you ever been there? it's AWSOME

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Old 01-13-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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I have problems with those strange things too. The large on under the counter needs new every thing.. Where can I find such, or do I need to make one,

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Old 01-13-2004, 11:20 AM   #7
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Theo,
Run a search on Tambour someone posted some links a while back to suppliers for the tambour material, typically a cabinet/furniture maker supply house. I have several on my 75 that need attention...but they are kind of low on the priority list.

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Old 01-13-2004, 04:22 PM   #8
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Tambour Source

Here it is:

http://www.winonamanufacturing.com/index.shtml

this should be very close, if not identical, to the original wood tone used nt he 70's trailers.

http://www.winonamanufacturing.com/d_woodtone.shtml
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Old 01-13-2004, 04:28 PM   #9
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Make the tambours

It is not hard to make tambours. I did for some of the openings on our 71 Safari. I used walnut wood. Planed it down to the correct thickness, ripped to the width and then ran each piece by the router with a 45 degree bit. Then glued them with yellow glue to artist canvas. No problem, just some tedious work. Results are worth the work.
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Old 01-13-2004, 04:44 PM   #10
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Cabinet & Counter Tops > repaired the tambour doors

Greetings Theo!

Welcome to the world of Vintage Airstream ownership!

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The large on under the counter needs new every thing.. Where can I find such, or do I need to make one,
Another source for both the tambour and tracks to mount it in is:

Tape Ease

The URL in the above link will take you to the veneer products. In the restoration/refurbishment of my Minuet, the Birch Veneer was used to replace the upper tambours that were originally an off-white plastic veneer - - the Birch was stained with a pickling-stain that compliments the white vinyl covered aluminum that makes up the cabinets in the Minuet. They have a number of veneer woods that can be stained to match or compliment the balance of your cabinetry. In addition, they have a wide variety of mounting hardware for tambour doors as well.

Good luck with your project!

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Thank you guys. I have a lot to learn about this beastie..

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Old 01-13-2004, 08:30 PM   #12
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Spice rack tambour

The spice rack in my '77 Excella 500 was missing the tambour cover. The frame around it is off-white and so is the tambour overhead housing the instrument panel. I would suspect that this is the same color as it came from the factory. Can anyone verify this for me?
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David,

You are correct. The spice rack and control panel Tambour was white in the 77's
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