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Old 04-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Original rear bath window covering

Does anyone have a picture of what was originaly used to cover the rear window in a 76 Soveriegn,with rear bath? How was the bottom fastened
so it did not hang in the sink? I just fixed all the P/O's holes in the plastic while I was fixing cracks and would prefer not to make new ones.
Hope to be painting the bath after while.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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I don't have a picture but it was a woven wood blind with cream/white thread. The roller was spring loaded so when the blind would unroll it was held down by 2 metal retainers just below the window frame. The blind had a wood dowel sewn in the bottom and the dowel sat in the retainer clips.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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We have a 1974 Ambassador. For some reason, our bathroom window isn't something we've documented in photos that I can quickly find.

We had the spring loaded roller shade with the dowel and hooks like dougsale described. The hooks were rusty and clumsy to catch. The shade "fabric" was a floral yellow vinyl or something with a fringe. We got rid of it early on in our renovation.

The roller was a good quality wood so we kept it and replaced the vinyl type fabric with awning quality Sunbrella fabric. I hemmed the sides of the Sunbrella and created a casing in the bottom for the wood dowel. We just stapled the Sunbrella to the wood roller. We put in a slightly larger dowel at the bottom that is easier to handle. maccamper put two single coat hooks (hook facing down) at the bottom of the window as a retainer for the dowel when the shade is lowered. That solution has worked well for us for about 5 years now. When we get "Emma" back into our driveway in a few days, I can post a picture if that will help.

That solution did require putting two holes back into the wall for the "retainer" coat hooks.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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As described above, it`s a very simple system; a wooden roller blind.

That is to say, there is wooden dowel the width of the window with a spring in the centre that a vinyl blind winds up on. At the end of the blind that is free (and has a decorative fringe) there is room at each end to slip under a curtain clip to hold it closed

When you want privacy, you pull down the blind and slip the other dowel under the dark metal clip you can see in this photo. You can`t see the blind since it is open, and stowed under the medicine cabinet.
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Like so...Phil
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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I added tracks to my windows. The curtains will be in shortly.

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Old 04-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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Phil,

Yep, that's it exactly. Although for us, our blind was so soiled my wife made a new one, which I stapled to the wood roller and mounted in exactly the same way. A simple job.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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Thanks to all for the rapid response, this is such a great community.
Exactly what I was looking for, pictures and all. By the way, I did get my
bath repainted today. All of the plastic is bright white now, not varying shades of yellow. I'm keeping the flowered walls and adding lt. grey trim.
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