Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-01-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
bh53olds's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
1973 27' Overlander
oakhurst , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8
Replacing Tambour doors

Can anyone tell me how to install new tambor under the kitchen counter in a 73 overlander?
__________________

__________________
bh53olds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Lothlorian's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Loganville , Georgia
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,733
Somebody posted this question the other night and I posted this youtube airstream restoration video for tambour doors replacement.

YouTube - Airstream Restoration - 05-4 Tambour Door

Lothlorian
__________________

__________________
Brian & Adrienne
Lothlorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
This may prove helpful:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...tml#post266507
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...tml#post155644
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...tml#post175212

New tambour is available.
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 01:54 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
This is how I did it. Try to take out the faux walnut trim without breaking it (you probably will, but can glue it back together) on the vertical aluminum extrusion on the right corner of the counter. Drill out the rivets and remove the extruded aluminum. This will give access to the track.

I also cut the tambour into 2 equal lengths so that the whole piece does not have to go into the spiral track. The longer the tambour the more likely problems are to occur.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
bh53olds's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
1973 27' Overlander
oakhurst , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8
Thank you all for your help. I'll let you know how it comes out.
__________________
bh53olds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
bh53olds's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
1973 27' Overlander
oakhurst , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lothlorian View Post
Somebody posted this question the other night and I posted this youtube airstream restoration video for tambour doors replacement.

YouTube - Airstream Restoration - 05-4 Tambour Door

Lothlorian
Thanks, I did see this video, but my tambour does not have a spring closure. The problem is how to get the tambour back in place under the counter?
__________________
bh53olds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 09:46 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
tinsltootsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 126
Images: 29
Smile kitchen tambour replacement

I was looking for how to replace kitchen tambour, and saw your post. Have you tried to do this yet? How did you make out? I just finished the overheads, and they look great. I am shying away from the galley area because of the curved config, and all that it seems to curtail. So please update me with any info you gain. Thanks
__________________
It's the rivets!!!!!
tinsltootsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 11:59 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
coairstream's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
1983 31' Airstream310
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 55
Are you looking for tambor?
__________________
coairstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 10:57 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
RichHog's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
1972 25' Tradewind
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,142
Images: 7
I replaced the Tambour below the sink in my Tradewind. Bought Maple tambour on the web and stained with Minwax. It's a near perfect match to the 72 plastic laminate and looks much better. It sticks some in the bottom track cause it's bend some but slides back into the corner box. I cut about a 6" piece and fixed to the right side corner so that the left section doesn't have to slide all the way across. Took some work to slide into the track but is doable.
__________________
RichHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 10:17 AM   #10
1 Rivet Member
 
1971 23' Safari
Bedford , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11
Where did you get your tambour???? What was the size of the slat with 1/2 inch? 3/4 inch?? How thick was it???
__________________

__________________
chronoboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tambour Doors InsideOut Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 2 11-10-2007 09:09 PM
Tambour Doors AluminumLuvr 1980 Caravelle 14 08-09-2007 11:40 PM
Replacing credenza and lower tambour doors Lumatic Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 2 01-14-2007 12:04 PM
Tambour Doors jmcoste Member Introductions 7 04-09-2006 10:33 AM
cost of replacing all tambour doors pearl Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 9 08-17-2004 06:11 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.