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Old 11-26-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Roller shade in 1974 Ambassador

Hi folks, there's a roller shade over my sink. It is inset into a "box", which has side indentations for securing the shade at different lengths. It needs to be adjusted, as it no longer rolls up properly. But I can't figure out how to remove the roller to do this, and the mounting hardware is different from the hardware I've been used to all my life. Anyone know how to do this?
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome. Can you post a picture and Im sure we can figure it out.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:59 PM   #3
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Hi folks, there's a roller shade over my sink. It is inset into a "box", which has side indentations for securing the shade at different lengths. It needs to be adjusted, as it no longer rolls up properly. But I can't figure out how to remove the roller to do this, and the mounting hardware is different from the hardware I've been used to all my life. Anyone know how to do this?
The galley window shade has the same mounting brackets as do many homes.

One bracket has a round hole in it. The other bracket has a vertical slot. One end of the shade has a round shaft and the other end of the shade has a flat shaft.

You can feel which end is which by holding the shade in the middle, and gently shaking it upward as you ever so slightly rotate the shade.

When the flat blade is absolutely vertical in it's bracket, that end of the shade will simply lift up.

There is not much room to work with, so be patient and gentle, and all of a sudden the shade will lift up on one end.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:42 AM   #4
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When the flat blade is absolutely vertical in it's bracket, that end of the shade will simply lift up.

There is not much room to work with, so be patient and gentle, and all of a sudden the shade will lift up on one end.

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Thanks Andy, that worked. You are sure right about the lack of working room! Since I have to fix it anyway, I might cobble up a roman shade instead, and save myself barked knuckles in the future.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:03 AM   #5
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Be real careful not to put undue pressure on the plastic frame where the mounting brackets are. Likely it has become brittle over the years and will easily break.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:35 PM   #6
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And once it cracks, then how do you cover that window?! I've been trying to figure that out, because mine is very, very brittle. I like Sergei's idea of the spray on "frost" he did in his Argosy.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
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I have exactly that problem. I plan to take the window trim off and patch it from the rear with fiberglass. It's on my to do list. There is the risk that removing the brittle trim will cause more cracks though, especially at the rivet holes.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:30 AM   #8
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Lumatic and Gwen, Have either of you tried the factory parts department at Jackson Center. They might still carry this trim part in stock? I was to understand that they carry a lot of parts for older A/S models back to 1969. Let us know what you find out. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:23 PM   #9
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75th anniversary interiors

Don't know how to post a picture but ifyou go to Vintagetrailer.com it has it on the second page under 75th anniversay.
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Don't know how to post a picture but ifyou go to Vintagetrailer.com it has it on the second page under 75th anniversay.
I did not see anything called 75th anniversary at this address
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:51 PM   #11
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Be real careful not to put undue pressure on the plastic frame where the mounting brackets are. Likely it has become brittle over the years and will easily break.
Oh dear, not another fixit! I checked mine, and it doesn't appear to be brittle. Thought about removing it altogether, but it is screwed, riveted, and caulked. Don't want to mess with that either, I'm living in my A/S now, and it's definitely winter here.

Think I'll just get a tension rod, and put up an insulated curtain.
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That sounds like the best quick fix. I removed mine in the 72 we had and made a curtain with rod pockets at the top and bottom. John riveted the top rod in place. on the bottom i used the hardware and placed it upside down to make it tight. That helps to keep it back so it doesnt get wet or hang to close to the stove. I will see if I can find the picture if it sounds like something you might want to consider.
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That sounds like the best quick fix. I removed mine in the 72 we had and made a curtain with rod pockets at the top and bottom. John riveted the top rod in place. on the bottom i used the hardware and placed it upside down to make it tight. That helps to keep it back so it doesnt get wet or hang to close to the stove. I will see if I can find the picture if it sounds like something you might want to consider.
Yes, indeed I would like to see what you did! Thanks.

(one of my favorite things to do at this forum is look at the mods people have done to their units.)
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