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Old 09-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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Mystery curtain track in '60 safari

I have these curtain tracks in my 1960 safari on all of the windows, but the trailer didn't come with any curtains. Can any guide me to where I can get tabs or riders to go in this track? Or does anybody know if these type of tracks worked well at all (I hate curtains that you pull on them and they won't move at all.)

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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60's curtain tabs

You can get them at www.vintagetrailersupply.com.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
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I tried some like that from my local dealer and they didn't fit in the track. Those are made for a "T" shaped track and mine is more of a circle loop shape. Any other ideas?
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The ones from VTS are made for that particular curtain track as it was common track from that era. I had those same tracks on every window in mine as well. Good luck with your curtains.

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:38 PM   #5
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Although those tabs are marketed as "sewable" don't even try to sew through them with your sewing machine. My upholstery person found that her commercial machine wouldn't even punch through them. She had to poke holes in them with an awl and baste them in place. They DO work, and in that exact profile of the channel you illustrated. Their profile is round, like the curve of the channel, but you have to follow the entire length of the channel to make certain there are no obstructions. The ends are particularly prone to crushing. Carefully insert a screwdriver in the slot to open up any bruised areas of channel.
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Thanks for the replies. Do those curtain tracks work well...or do you have to fight the curtains open and close every time. If they are stubborn, then I'd like to look for a different option.
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I find that my curtains slide easily, but you have to pull at the top edge. Pulling on the bottom corner of the curtain will torque the tabs into the channel and cause friction. If your channels are not perfect, then you will have added friction. No matter the condition, they don't "flick open/closed" -- you have to slide them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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Thanks. That's what I thought. I'm not sure if I want to use them or not....hmmm...the balance of keeping it original or going with modern improvements.
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