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Old 04-24-2014, 10:48 PM   #15
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Wm, This is a great Idea for the mounting of the blinds! I will be trying this out in my window frames soon. Thanks again, Ed
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:39 PM   #16
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Unfortunately on my 64 bambi 2 this mouting method interferes with the screens...
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:03 PM   #17
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Unfortunately on my 64 bambi 2 this mouting method interferes with the screens...

BambiTex, Wm did say that the screens were modified to fit the hardware of the blinds FYI. Ed
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:47 AM   #18
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I don't know if micro-blinds will fit behind the screens of any year other than '66, '67, '68 Philips Corning curved windows. This window design is unique to these three years of manufacture only.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:49 PM   #19
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Totally work for '68 Ambassador

This is one of the best ideas I have found on this site......the difference is huge. Anyone want our old kitchen and bath face mount mini blinds? p
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I have finally had enough of my vintage roll-up shades that don't want to roll up anymore, so tonight I ordered micro-blinds for the kitchen and bathroom. BlindsChalet had a sale going on, so it seemed like good timing. I can't wait to get them and see how they look installed!
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:55 PM   #21
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I have finally had enough of my vintage roll-up shades that don't want to roll up anymore, so tonight I ordered micro-blinds for the kitchen and bathroom. BlindsChalet had a sale going on, so it seemed like good timing. I can't wait to get them and see how they look installed!


You are going to love the blinds.......Paula
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #22
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It looks like this post was made about a month after I installed cellular blinds in my 66 Tradewind. It looks like this is certainly a good way to install blinds in the 66-68 Airstreams with the Phillips windows. After living with the cellular blinds for about a year we are very happy with them. We keep them open during the day and only close them at night for privacy. They are very easy to open and close. They take up very little room; they allow the window area to be completely viewable. Our windows are tinted, so this provides privacy during the day. Here is the thread if anyone is interested:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...ds-110866.html

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My blinds came, I'm so excited! Now, how to mount them? Any brilliant suggestions?
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:01 PM   #24
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an email link to the guy that installed ours....he worked from the outside, I think. and made a little hole for the wand to turn......sweet. p
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:22 PM   #25
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Finally got to this project today. I pretty much followed Aluminuminum's instructions, mounting to the screen frame. I did mount it slightly off center away from the arm to try and give the arm as much room as possible to move without hitting the slats. I also trimmed away some of the header piece to make room for the arm. When stuff did hang up it seemed I could just brush on the screen to move it enough to fall back into place. Looks like it's going to work out just fine!

Now off to do the bathroom window!
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I missed a few of these recent posts... I just crawled out of the Grand Canyon. Hiked across 25 miles “Rim to Rim”. I begin my seventieth year in a few months, so I'm feeling very accomplished and fulfilled emotionally, but physically, it was like being hung by your ankles and beaten with a bat. It was brutal, but I'd do it again tomorrow.


Anyway, congratulations, your install looks excellent. They're silver color? For me, it's nice to have the clarity and un-clutter that these window covers provide in a little trailer. I've got a year of “wear and tear” on mine and they're holding up just fine. Yes, sometimes they do need a finger tap on the screen, but overall, I'm pleased. I wonder if some aerospace 303 or silicone rubbed onto the screen surface would ease the glide down??


I'm a bit reluctant to recommend blind widths, because things don't always work the same for everyone, but the “outside” blind widths for the three sizes of windows that seem to work are 16”, 28”, and 38”.


And thanks for the picture, images are so very helpful.
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Your bathroom door is lovely! Well, the whole thing looks quite lovely, actually

I finally got around to finishing my project and installed the bathroom blinds tonight. I'm very happy with the results!

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Brilliant! This looks fantastic. I love your airstream, and I love the idea for the blinds.
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