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Old 04-20-2009, 11:47 AM   #43
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Notice that on this door, we punched holes in the slats near the edge rather than in the center. That was to make the door sit to one side of the opening when folded, rather than be centered. We used a plain old paper punch to do the job.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:52 PM   #44
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I'm going to steal your ideas, Jim. In case I forget to thank you later, thanks for the ideas!

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Old 04-20-2009, 05:07 PM   #45
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I'm going to steal your ideas, Jim. In case I forget to thank you later, thanks for the ideas!

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Hey........They're yours for the taking. Just know that making a real nice folding door is a little more than a 10 minute job.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #46
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Perhaps you've seen my Full Monte thread? It's about 4 years long now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:30 PM   #47
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Jim- is this what the original slides look like in the folding door track? I have some new ones that I bought from VTS that should work if this is the correct slide- if not I will fabricate w/ an eye bolt like you suggested...

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The original slides we have are not squared where they slide in the track. They are round, and able to turn. When the door is moved from the open to the closed position, or the reverse, the slides need to turn nearly 90 degrees or the door will bind. They need to be free to turn "as they wish" in the track as they slide back and forth.

I saw such slides at Allied RV in Sacramento, and I'm sure I have seen them other places. Have never bought any as we use the originals in both trailers.

Yes, you can make them from small screw eyes and nuts. Double nut them and slide them into the rail. The only part you will see is the eye and the split ring. They will be strong. Probably better than the original plastic.
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Ahh- makes perfect sense. Thanks again Jim.
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Wow, you're all ingenius!!! Lovely fabric and concepts. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:31 PM   #51
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Appreciate seeing all the pictures. Am planning on replacing the cushion covers and bedcover on our -new to us- Safari. It is not vintage however, but decided a change would make it more ours. Never thought about doing something with the folding doors, so now I have to go buy more fabric. That will make rustyrivet happy.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:08 PM   #52
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We totaly gutted our 63 safari and using the original layout we used birch for all of the wood work. We originaly left the curtain but I replace the curtain with a three section sliding door. With the door partialy opened it acts as a head board for the gaucho. Attachment 75035

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This is so pretty. Where is your shower?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:33 PM   #53
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Really great interior.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:02 PM   #54
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Thanks for the idea!

I just made a set of accordion door using your ideas. Thanks so much!
Here's the front of the doors:
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I used an eyelet/small grommet tool for the holes in the fabric. I used the same tool to put a whole in the vertical blind, too.
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The hardest part about the whole project might have been the embarrassment of buying the vertical blinds at the store.

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I blogged about making my room dividers: 1959 Airstream Overlander, "Someday": Room Dividers, the details
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Wow!!! Really, really, really cool! I can't wait to check out your blog, Someday!

I stum led upon this looking for the wall side catch catch for our accordion door. It is a 1989 excella, any ideas?
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