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mello mike 07-13-2005 05:06 PM

Shower Curtain or Shower Door for 1972?
 
The bathroom renovation continues....

My Airstream doesn't have a shower curtain or door at this time. I'm curious what others are doing for this. I noticed Sneakinup put up a curtain with a track mounted on the ceiling but I'm not sure I want to go this route. :huh:

vajeep 07-13-2005 05:27 PM

curtain
 
Mike,
On our 1976 Overlander we went with a curtain.

Abe

mello mike 07-13-2005 05:55 PM

VA, How are you hanging our curtain?
 
Rod or track? How did you mount that?

DPeakMD 07-13-2005 07:20 PM

I'm going to assume you've got a rear bath. I can't give any advice on the center bath. If so:

I would second Abe's suggestion that a curtain is a better arrangement. We have the original door on our '72 and it doesn't work very well at keeping the water in the shower. On our '78 the door was missing so we replaced it with a shower curtain. It attaches to the ceiling via a rod.

On our '78 we have 3 extra hooks stuck onto the plastic around the front of the shower. We unhitch the shower curtain hangers from the rod and attach them to the appropriately spaced hooks. That keeps water from splashing out onto the sink area. Again, the '78 has a little different arrangement than the '72, but you could do the same sort of thing.

delquattro 07-13-2005 09:47 PM

How's it hangin'?
 
I'd appreciate seeing how you guys hung your shower curtain rods. Thanks in advance!

Sneakinup 07-13-2005 10:27 PM

My shower curtain track is mounted to the upper cabinetry. I didn't want to drill in to the ceiling since it was in such good condition. I used the bottom track from the front window curtains to fashion a track for the shower curtain hooks. It works pretty well. :bb:

Shower

mello mike 07-13-2005 11:17 PM

Sneakinup, How did you get that curtain track...
 
to stay suspended around the bend? I see where you attached the ends but keeping it up in the middle has me stumped.

Mike

early 07-14-2005 01:54 PM

We went with a curtain also. I used a tension shower rod and it works great. They have three different lengths at wal-mart. One end is on the rear tub wall and the other over the mirror at the front of the tub.

Dawn

InsideOut 07-14-2005 02:07 PM

We have a 'new' curtain in the original ceiling track. I cut a store bought one to fit the curve at the ceiling.

You can see it on the bottom part of our "Draperies" webpage

Shari :flowers:

sovereignrwe 07-14-2005 02:42 PM

This may not be much help to you, but our original door works great. I don't know what questions you may have, but I'm willing to try to answer them.

mello mike 05-27-2010 04:03 PM

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Here's my final solution. First we tried a regular curtain rod but were not happy with it.

This final solution keeps the water fully contained.

arodriguez60 05-27-2010 04:52 PM

That looks great Mike! How did you bend the track. That is the I channel for curtains isn't it? Great job

arodriguez60 05-27-2010 04:54 PM

Mike are you cominng to the Renovation Rally ?

mello mike 05-27-2010 04:55 PM

Hi Anthony. The I-beam track is an 8-foot bendable track made by RECMAR. I bought it online.

No, I won't be able to make the Rally this year, but we are planning on attending next year. We'll be bringing
the "new" 58 Overlander.

Gosman 06-07-2010 08:43 PM

Say does any one know were i could obtain a new shower curtain just like the one i have removed from my 1975 argosy with the snaps and all for the wall

Gosman 06-08-2010 02:47 PM

Does any one out there know were i can purchase a shower curtain just like the one back in the day with just a little up dateing for my 1975 argosy with the snaps and all for the shower wall.

pickerdd 06-16-2010 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mello mike (Post 853855)
Here's my final solution. First we tried a regular curtain rod but were not happy with it.

This final solution keeps the water fully contained.

Mike,

The shower curtain track install looks great. I'd like to do the same type install in my '71 Safari. Would you mind posting the specific parts you used? I checked the RECMAR site and wasn't certain about the shower curtain track you used.

Thanks!

mello mike 06-16-2010 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pickerdd (Post 861360)
Mike,

The shower curtain track install looks great. I'd like to do the same type install in my '71 Safari. Would you mind posting the specific parts you used? I checked the RECMAR site and wasn't certain about the shower curtain track you used.

Thanks!

Hi David,
I bought everything here:

RECMAR 4108 Bendable I Beam Curtain Track - 8 Feet - Curtain Tracks

1 8ft track (RECMAR 4108)
2 packs of wheel carriers with shackles (RECMAR 4121)
1 pack of ceiling brackets (RECMAR 4126)
1 pack of track ends (RECMAR 4132) I used these to keep the one single mount at the bottom of the U from moving to the left or right.

My blog had additional pics and details.

pickerdd 06-17-2010 10:02 AM

Mike,

Thanks! your list helps me out tremendously! Good job on the install.

howco 06-26-2010 01:04 AM

mellomike
very nice job........


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