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Old 03-27-2002, 11:42 AM   #15
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Old 03-27-2002, 12:50 PM   #16
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That's not called luck, it' called tenacity.

If I may offer a piece of advice...order a few extra pulleys in case one breaks or you mis-count the number you need. I've never regretted ordering too many parts if the parts aren't too expensive.
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Old 03-27-2002, 05:08 PM   #17
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Thanks for your notes Edie and Brett!
Yes, I just couldn't believe it -also in place of the plastic wheel in the old pulleys, these have a solid brass serrated wheel, and cast bodies - I picked up an extra, but I doubt I will ever have any problems with these pulleys.
This was a good day for me also on the Engine Reving Problem. Andy was right on this one - replaced the Fan Clutch and I;m here to tell you, this engine runs so quietly now, It is like a new vehicle.
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Old 03-28-2002, 12:26 AM   #18
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I probably wrote it all out to have the notes in my journal more than I did to impress anyone.
I am using BEAR as a 'pallet', being the artist I am. And the blinds I've selected have functionalability as well as beauty.

That the blinds may make noise.......? & who would this bother? Bear is not a Motorhome...Bear is a Trailer. No one is inside when we'll be tooling down the road. Besides, when we do hit the road, I'll have the blinds either in their 'tie-down' brackets , or pulled up in their full 'up' position... which then would not allow them to 'make any noise' anyway.

... So, this will never be a problem for me. (wouldn't be even in a Motor Home.

Has anyone seen what Anthony Edwards (the actor in E.R.) has done to his? Gutted it is what...! Really! I'll just bet it's great for what his uses are.

Anyway..just my style.
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Old 03-28-2002, 03:51 PM   #19
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BEAR is a neat name for your trailer - We call our Motorhome "Big Girl" and she lives up to that in class and form. Notwithstanding that we decided to stay with our blind configuration, we greatly appreciated your post Cat, and as always found the post most interesting in color and format,
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Old 03-29-2002, 03:59 AM   #20
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Thanx much Dr. Joe...I think when everyone sees the pictures, they'll see how I've respected the integrity of the Airstream, yet used every interior feature to either express my artistic talents, to merely embellish a feature, or to just refreshen it.

Today I found an Acrylic company to do work the last vendor failed in personality on. (Do any of you 'nix' vendors/service people based solely on gut feelings like I do? If someone just shows their colours to be 'snobbish' or the ilk,,,I won't use them again.) Just a trait I have.

Thanx again Dr. Joe.
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P.S. I've been thinking of changing my screen-name. It's been brought to my attention that because the Airstream is ALUMINUM...I shouldn't refer to it as "TIN"...
I'll think about it for a while first.
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Old 03-29-2002, 04:55 AM   #21
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Yes, I agree = Tin Can (Like the club Tin Can Tourists) does should a bit crass for a beautiful animal like an Airstream. Take Care and hope to see you at the Motorhome Rally at Pensacola
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Old 03-29-2002, 10:55 PM   #22
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Pulleys, tracks and clips

Ok...TinLizzy will be changed soon...I get the hint... I just heard it once and thought it ws cute.... I'm pretty good with names, tho'...so I'll come up with a better one...

Re: the pull-up blinds...and the clips and tracks. You know what? I have these tracks I've been sort of advertising here...but they were used in my A/S across the top for a curtain to hang down on. I'll just bet these were originally down each side of the windows...???? AND the clips...Yes...I have some on a piece of elastic...and some were just sewn straight on the curtain and then the clip is slid onto the track eh?

Well...perhaps I should save the extras I have, in case I want to do curtains like the ones shown in this 'thread' someday.

But, I'm not sure how the 'pulley's look or how they work? I don't have those. I just have the tracks (aluminum) and clips

I hear those clips are very very hard to find.... TRUE?
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Old 03-30-2002, 08:23 AM   #23
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Yes, the plastic end clips which I have are simply not available anywhere! The pulleys aren't either but I was able to find pulleys that are almost identical. I am attaching photos of the clip and pulley used on my woven blind. I did order the little clips with the elastic attaching strap and I am going to try and use them today. I really only needed three of the originals, but close only counts in horseshoes. I'm sure you will come up with a colorful name! Just checked - guess I don't know how to insert a photo in the forums.
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Hi Cat,

Is this what your drapery tracks look like?
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Old 03-30-2002, 09:18 AM   #25
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To Edie G:
You have apparently figured out how to attach a photo to Forum messages - Please clue me in - I will attach photos of my clips and pulleys.
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Old 03-30-2002, 09:39 AM   #26
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It's easy...

Dr Joe,

There is a section titled "Attach file" at the bottom of the screen to post a reply. It's just above the last section titled "Rate this Thread."

In the Attach file section, click on the browse button and find your saved file on your computer. The image can't be larger that 600 x 600. (I always have to crop and reduce the size of my photos to make them fit.) Click on the "Submit Reply" button, and you're done.

BTW - I'm looking forward to seeing you next weekend at Mystic Springs.
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Dr Joe,
Are these like your clips?
When I replaced my blinds, I only used 3 instead of four on each side. I was able to replace the broken ones and have these spares for future replacements. (Sorry, not for sale)
Attach a picture by clicking browse in the attach file line. A window opens displaying files on your computer. If you use Netscape, you need to change type of files to 'All files' in order to see your jpg's etc.
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Yes, those are exactly the type of clip I have Peter - since you only used three per half blind, I know now that I can do likewise and I am only going to be short three of them. Tried three times to send picture, but I keep getting message they are too big, and being a computer nerd, I am not able to figure out how to reduce the size (HeHe)
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