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Old 09-12-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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Curtain Questions

I'm going to do my curtains myself as soon as I find the right material--I've made curtains before so basically know what to do, but I have a question about what the hooks look like for the 65 Safaris?

there is a track over the windows with plastic thingys that have a small hook eye type thing on the bottom--I assume some kind of a hook fits in there--the owners had just store bought curtains with the metal hooks with a sharp bottom section that goes into the fabric like a pin--but these seemed too big for the original tracks and didn't work very well.

If I know what they look like i can go to the fabric district in NYC and get them for a good price rather than order from an RV supplier.

thanks--Zoe
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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Not sure if the hooks are the same for vintage, but when I was at Jackson Center this spring, I spotted the hangers for new curtains, they are a piece of elastic about 1/2 inch wide sewn to a sort of u-shaped plastic. The plastic slides down the center of a track mounted above and below the windows. I think they were $.10 each - but you need a load of them! Probably 1 every 4 inches top and bottom. On my new unit the shower curtain is hung with the same hook as the other curtain.

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thanks Tin Liz--I don't think that's what i need--there's only a track on the top edge--and then you snap the curtains on the side to hold them secure.

I just emailed a guy who's selling the clips that go in the tracks on ebay to see if he knew but his trailer didn't have curtains when he got it. Oh, well.

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Old 09-13-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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curtain hook question

I just made curtains for our 63 Safari. Instead of buying special hooks that cost a fortune, I used old buttons that were able to slide through the track. I sewed the button to the inside top hem of the curtain and slid it into the track.
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aren't you the clever one!

is this what you did-- used buttons with a shank--the flat button part slid in the track and the shank part you sewd to the curtain?

I love it!
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curtain width yardage--what did you use?

what looks the nicest on a trailer? I don't want it to look bunchy, but I don't want skimpy either. I was going to do 2x the width, but the curtain book I'm using for advice says 2 1/4x.
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Here's a link to my webpage that shows the curtains I made...I used 2-1/2 widths.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do ~

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Here's a sketch of 'the button solution' that I did some time ago, post #9. It seemed to work very well in the trailer I saw it in.

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If all else fails call Frank.

http://www.jpadrapes.com/

Obviously you dont need the drapes but he may be able to
offer some suggestions from his wealth of knowledge.
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wow, Shari--that link gave me exactly what I needed--your curtains look beautiful--and those hooks answer another question I had.


shari said--

There were these suspicious snaps inside the shower stall...my guess is that they were to wrap the curtain around to better protect the sink area from overspray...we have removed them for now.


I can actually answer this--amazing! the shower curtain was still in our Safari--your guess is correct--there's snap tape sewn along the curtain edge which snaps into the wall--I figure eventually I'll re-se the tape on a new shower curtain.

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Glad you found the link to be helpful.

I have actually seen the wrap around shower curtain since I built that webpage, I actually like the set-up I have now and won't be going back to the origianl wrap around style, we don't need it, ours works fine.

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Shari, your curtains look great. Good idea on the shower curtain. I like the bubble design too. But the biggest hit of all is your website background!! I adore it!! Is it a laminate design?


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curtain hook question

Greetings Zoe!

If your '64 uses the same track and fastening mechanism as my '64 Overlander, new glides are available from Kirsch Drapery. A local custom drapery shop was able to order a few replacements for me from their Kirsch catalog last summer -- since I have just moved, I can't seem to find the package with the identification information.

Good luck with your search!

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Shari, your curtains look great. Good idea on the shower curtain. I like the bubble design too.
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But the biggest hit of all is your website background!! I adore it!! Is it a laminate design?
No it's not a laminate...just a graphic .jpg I found.

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