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Old 06-12-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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What to Do About Broken Tambour Doors - Alternatives?

We just purchased a 1972 Land Yacht, and nearly all of the tambour rolling doors are falling apart. I've looked at the tutorials of how to buy the tambour material and replace them, but has anyone either replaced them with a different kind of door style or found a place online to buy the actual replacement door rather than having to remake it? Please help with ideas!!!

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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I bought the canvas material and glue online. I went to a site that selsl roll-top desks and other vintage-type items.
My tambour material on the outside were in great condition so I just put ours back together. Mine work perfect, now.

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We did ours in our 1970 with bamboo floor mats that you can get from amazon or cost plus. They have the backing on them and are lighter. They cut easy on a table saw and are easy to work with. I would send a pic but I am in the middle of moving them to a backup. Dave
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I bought our replacement tambour at Inland RV. I had to peel off some of the canvas back so it would slide in the grooves.
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Thank you all so much for your help and ideas. I appreciate you taking the time to respond!
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