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Old 12-12-2004, 06:17 AM   #1
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Interior upholstery and drapes

One of my winter projects is to do the upholstery work. I am shooting for overall "restore" but will likely end up with "refurbish" while I hunt down parts. My question is what colors were common in the 1966 models for the gauchos and drapes? Our coach has a blue/green in the gauchos and I have seen an orange on vintageairstreams. But what color were the drapes? I have a magazine article which shows a light color with darker trim at the bottom. Anyone else have any references? Thanks in advance for any resources and help you may offer. LJ

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Old 12-12-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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Look at the pictures at the RJ's site to look at lots of interior photos - hopefully that will help.

Are you doing this yourself? I would be interested in seeing how you do it and pictures, pictures pictures


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Old 12-12-2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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You can also download some brochures on the vintage site,, and that might help. Most of the pictures I've seen of vintage Caravels had an ugly brown tweed - yuk - I certainly wouldn't try to replicate it. You might want to just pick something tasteful you'll enjoy.

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Originally Posted by eljay
Our coach has a blue/green in the gauchos and I have seen an orange on vintageairstreams. But what color were the drapes? LJ
I bought my '67 with original fabrics and it had the blue/ green gauchos. The curtains were a lighter green with a silver grey backing. I'd be happy to send you a fabric swatch of each ( or photos).
I'm re-doing my gauchos in a tan 'ultrasuede' which looks very nice against the orig. woodwork. Curtain fabric ? Haven't got that far yet!
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