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Old 04-16-2014, 12:41 AM   #1
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How were the early curtains held back?

I have a '64 Safari Twin and I'm about to have some new drapes made for it. I know that all the later Airstreams had a second drapery track on the bottom, but how did they hold the drapes back in the earlier ones? My '64 had none of the original drapes when I got it and there are no signs anywhere of anything that might have held the drapes back. I am trying to restore my Safari as authentically as possible and I just don't know what to do here. Please help. Pictures would be great.
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I have a '64 Safari Twin and I'm about to have some new drapes made for it. I know that all the later Airstreams had a second drapery track on the bottom, but how did they hold the drapes back in the earlier ones? My '64 had none of the original drapes when I got it and there are no signs anywhere of anything that might have held the drapes back. I am trying to restore my Safari as authentically as possible and I just don't know what to do here. Please help. Pictures would be great.
Bungee cords was used at the bottom.

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There was a recent thread - recommending IKEA curtain carriers. Use the Advanced Search.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...at-104407.html

one of the tricks I've finally mastered is to check titles only and I searched for "Ikea+curtain"

This thread didn't address the bottom track, but I think you might be able to use this same Ikea track system for the bottom tie down.

In my old house I had sheers on the side lights and front door. Instead of rods there were clips with a SPRING stretched beween them to hold the bottoms in. Going around a curve would require some kind of hook - like cup hooks.

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Bungee cords was used at the bottom.

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How were the bungee cords attached? Were they sewn into the bottom of the drapes?
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How were the bungee cords attached? Were they sewn into the bottom of the drapes?
The bungee cords were attached to a little bracket to the immediate left and right of the drapes, about 4 to 5 inches from the bottom of the drapes.

Then the drapes were simply stuffed behind the bungee cord.

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