Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
Wooden Rivet's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1956 26' Cruiser Overlander
McLeod , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 116
Anyone have plastic/metal tambour source?

I need to replace wet bath tambour in '71 Tradewind. Needs to be waterproof. Anyone know where to get preferably small amounts?
Tom
__________________

__________________
Wooden Rivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Sneakinup's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Tampa Bay , ^
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 708
Images: 117
Check these out.... Outwater Catalogs - 2010 Master - page 251

I buy from this company for my cabinet business. Good company to deal with.
__________________

__________________
My 77 Sovereign Renovation
Out in the woods, or in the city, It's all the same to me.
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home....When I'm mobile.



Sneakinup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
Wooden Rivet's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1956 26' Cruiser Overlander
McLeod , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 116
Will this work?

I just went out to the trailer and measured the groove that the tambour fits down into and it measures 1/4" wide. According to the drawing the slats are 5/16" thick x 5/8" wide. Maybe they make 1/4" thick somewhere else in the catalog. I'll try to look and see.
Tom
__________________
Wooden Rivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
Wooden Rivet's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1956 26' Cruiser Overlander
McLeod , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 116
Could not find 1/4" thick plastic tambour in Outwater catalog. Existing track is for 1/4" tambour, and the track is part of the vanity, and can not be changed. Help anyone.
Tom
__________________
Wooden Rivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
larry b's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
howell , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 150
You could always router the edges that go into the track to make it 1/4". I really like the look of the stainless steel. I tried to order a piece of the stainless to see if I could make it work. The Stainless doesn't come up in the shopping cart, I will have to give them a call.
__________________
larry b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
TAMBOUR DOORS AND TRACKS

Wood Veneer Tambour Doors By Omega National Products - up to 29% off - CabinetParts.com


Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
Wooden Rivet's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1956 26' Cruiser Overlander
McLeod , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 116
Larryb,
That might be a possible solution, but I worry that the extra 1/16" thickness might create problems when it is retracted back into the spiral track. Guess I'll have to try and see if I can't find a 1/4" tambour. Actually I think the tambour that came in it is less than 1/4" thick. Thanks everyone for your help.
Tom
__________________
Wooden Rivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
SummitAir's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
Summit , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 37
CurvTambour - Decorative Metals - contemporary wall covering, modern wall covering,

__________________
SummitAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
SummitAir's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
Summit , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 37
Old 02-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
SummitAir's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
Summit , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 37
bump
__________________
SummitAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
Wooden Rivet's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1956 26' Cruiser Overlander
McLeod , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 116
I have handled a lot of tambour over the years in my cabinet business, but this is the first that has to be waterproof.I am afraid that the metal bonded to hardboard is not going to survive direct contact with water.I believe the hardboard will slowly swell and then deteriorate.I will try to find tambour made of plastic, and if that doesn't work, I will probably reuse my existing tambour in the curved section of track, and come up with a sliding door arrangement in the section of track which is flat.Hope this makes sense to someone.Comments welcome.
Tom
__________________
Wooden Rivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:10 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
MaxAB's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1985 25' Sovereign
South Central Rockies... , "...'Stream'n the Dream" thru the USA
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 533
Images: 39
Great information on tambor replacement - the aluminum slats look 1st class in the video...
__________________

__________________
Art - W0ABX
High Desert Country of the Rockies
'85 Sovereign 25'er

WBCCI: 2197; AIR #: 36503; TAC #: NM-5


MaxAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does anyone know this awning/Airstream owner? Shirlee Law Awnings 13 06-30-2015 06:14 PM
'70s Plastic Cabinets JillyBean63 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 18 03-23-2014 01:46 PM
Fresh water tank barbed plastic fittings Mrad7777 Fresh Water Systems 3 02-21-2012 01:47 PM
So when did Tambour Go Away perryg114 Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 18 02-18-2012 08:51 PM
Cabinet tambour material. SummitAir Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 0 02-18-2012 03:00 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.