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Old 09-03-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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The PO of my 75 TW repaired all of the tambour doors excepr for one. My turn now! The one door is located under the oven and is not very tall. I have the material to repair it, but I can not figure out how to remove the door from the track! Any suggestions?
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
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Good question....I was actually going to ask that question next, in my thread!

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Old 09-03-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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In most cases...

tambour furniture must be taken apart to repair or replace the tambour doors.

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Bummer

Mike,

That is not the answer I was looking for.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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Take apart?

Mike,
When you said take apart, do you mean the entire front unit of the kitchen?
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While rained in Saturday afternoon I took a good long look at similar location tambour doors on my Argosy. Gawrsh! Those look hard to get at. I agree -- it looks like something has to come apart. I have part of a wheelwell, the HW heater & the furnace under the sink-stove area. I can't say any specific approach to these horizontally sliding tambours suggests itself.

Mine don't need repair at least... C'mon folks -- Anybody done these??
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Old 09-05-2005, 04:57 PM   #7
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Its been a while since I fiddled around with the tambours in a couple of AS trailers. But in my cases the "furniture did not need to be dismantled completely and actually IIRC (If I Recall Correctly) not at all.

Now my furniture was a different pieces than what you show on your picture.
Usually there is a method to gain access by removing something Id think.

Have you any chance looked at a service manual? I know they show an exploded view of most every piece of furniture. Unfortuneately sometime they do not show all the fasteners or give detailed "how to R&R" instructions, but often they do.
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road -- The vertical rising tambours are pretty simple. The horizontal sliding ones seem to have been built to never be taken apart!
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My solution

I did find 3 screws which appear to hold the bottom rail in place. The come from the bottom and are almost impossible to remove. They would most likely impossible to install later. I have come up with a better solution. I pushed the pieces all together and the door now is closed. I will wedge something in the track at the end to keep it that way. Not much room for storage behind it anyway. If I need to get to the water heater I can always remove the wedge and push the door back.
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Hey there flycaster,
about to go thru similar hell on my 72 Overlander. Still looking for the tambour materials. Would you be so kind as to tell me where you got yours? Any hints on the horizontals, think I can handle the verticles.
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Rivet Welcome to the Forums Miles!

We aim to be a valuable resource on all-Airstream trivia. That'll keep you coming back and posting, right?

For your first nugget, use the Airstream Forums search function and enter keywords: tambour winona. That produces 3 obvious threads to help you on your way. One of the better sources seems to be a business in Winona, MN.

Best of luck -- and keep asking for help. That's what has brought many of us this far!
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:58 PM   #12
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The PO of my 75 TW repaired all of the tambour doors excepr for one. My turn now! The one door is located under the oven and is not very tall. I have the material to repair it, but I can not figure out how to remove the door from the track! Any suggestions?

When I fixed ours it was some what simple, it came out from the top.
The only problem was the counter top was off.
That is the only way I can see to fix this problem.
It took me about 30 minutes to get the top off, but go slow you'll find lots of hidden screws holding the counter on. Hint check the ends through any walls.
As long as the counter is off you might think about tighening up the cabinate componets.
Good Luck.
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replacement tambour

where can i get replacement tambours or tambour material to replace the interior tambour doors for my '73 Tradewind
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I saw this material used as Tambour doors in an AS last week...I haven't check out the 'rugs' myself yet, but intend too...the 'door' I saw wasn't very wide, so I don't know how 'heavy' the material is, or how it would work for wider cabinets...the price seems right, though!

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