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Old 10-15-2011, 09:27 AM   #57
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By the way, Someday, are you coming to Falluminum or to the the McKinney gathering two weeks later? We are neighbors, I am in NE Cobb off black well in Marietta. I would love to see your overlander! Your work is amazing!
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:30 PM   #58
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Smile 3-panel sliding door

Hi, we love this idea Klatawa. What was the dimension of each door? Did you draw up a blueprint of any kind for this design. It is The Best!!
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #59
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Klatawa,
That door is perfection!!
We will do that style in the future on our 1963 Overlander.
Did you use any specific hardware, and where did you purchase it?
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #60
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I used a standard two sliding door assy from Home Depot on the safari that had adjustable rollers. The problem with the adjustable rollers is they would back off while going down the road.
On our Tradewind I made a sliding door for the side bath. On that door I used half of the commercial door slide and disassembled the adjustable rollers and fixed the rollers to the door. Hope this helps.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:35 PM   #61
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Dave, can you share some photos?
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:06 PM   #62
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Folding Doors 72 Tradewind

We had followed the same concept as shown before for our 72 Tradewind with the slats from Home Depot. Here's a pic.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:32 AM   #63
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Nice!!! Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:25 PM   #64
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Sweet You did a great job
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:15 PM   #65
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Jim- would you mind posting a photo showing the top track and the connection you did with your custom door? I think I follow, but want to see how the rings work with the track.

I am still running into dead ends with the slats. Nobody seems to have them here in Memphis. I found a 4x8 sheet of this Alder Ash wainscot material at HD that is pretty thin and looks to be made of a particle material with a thin paper veneer material on one side. I am thinking about ripping it down to 2.5" strips on the table saw, but concerned that it will be too flimsy and bow once it is in the sewn pockets.

The cheapest blind I have found that is at least 72" long is on ebay for $50+ shipping. It is real wood, looks to be a mis-sized custom that someone ordered and it trying to unload. I was just thinking that this project wouldn't cost that much.

The only other idea was to buy one of the PVC folding doors at HD for $28 and just cut strips out of the PVC with a utility knife.

Anyone have some good ideas for cheap, thin, straight and light material that would work for a custom fabric folding door??
Try garage sales. Many are online nowadays, especially on Facebook. Mine were a give away for the whole set of blinds.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:41 AM   #66
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Our Walmarts in Oklahoma carry the patio door vertical blinds. Check out the curtains/blind department at your Walmart. Maybe they can bring you a set from another store??????
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Accordian Folding door

We purchased the slats from Home Depot 0 they are plastic vertical blind slates.
It took two packages of them, well 1.5 packages, think it was about 18 slats.
We laid them out on the dining room table over the fabric and marked the location to sew the pockets for each. We cut off the corners of the slats with a fingernail clipper to round them- that made it easier to slide them into the pockets. We then used an ice pick to punch a small hole about 1/2 inch from the top through the plastic and fabric. We bought cheap metal 1" key rings while at Home Depot to connect the top and bought the track slides from VTS Vintage Trailer supply. Took about an afternoon to complete. Was cheap and easy to make and works perfectly.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:56 PM   #68
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Klatawa, does the stationary panel cause any problems with the doorway being too narrow? I'd like to have an 8" wider shower on the other side of that door and thought this might be the solution.
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slides for folding door track on 77 Argosy

I'm going to try the fabric sliding door using Home Depot vertical blind replacement slats. (talk about a Johnny Come Lately, right?)

Only problem is I no longer have the slides for the folding door track on my 28' 1977 Argosy.

Is this the right slide?
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That's the one we used...then ordered a batch of rings - like keyrings to attach to them.
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