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Old 07-12-2004, 08:25 AM   #21
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I pulled out my tambour and built doors out of 1 x 2 pine and Formica. It wasn't difficult to do, just time consuming. I used the existing kitchen frames. It would have been easier to have just torn it all out and started from scratch. But, I like the way it turned out.

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Old 07-12-2004, 09:34 AM   #22
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I pulled out my tambour and built doors out of 1 x 2 pine and Formica. It wasn't difficult to do, just time consuming. I used the existing kitchen frames. It would have been easier to have just torn it all out and started from scratch. But, I like the way it turned out.

You can see a few of the pix and how I did it at....

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That is fantastic. I appreciate you posting the link to the other pics. Hopefully I can do something like you did one day. it looks great. Also, what type of paint did you use to paint the inside of your trailer? Did you paint over the existing veneer? I assume you used a sprayer?
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Old 07-12-2004, 10:01 AM   #23
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Tim, I was talking about the one under the stove, as in your second pic. nice doors, btw. I'll have to look for hinges that wrap around like that. are they hard to find? They look better than what I have now, that's for sure. a PO removed all my tambour...except for the one under the stove, and the little narrow one just beneath the counter.
Sorry about that Chuck.

I totally missed the fact you mentioned these were the horizontal tambours. All of mine were missing in that location. That's why I had to build the new ones. The PO just put wall paneling in the grooves that slide back and forth and were falling apart anyway.

I think the hinges I used were 3/8" offset hinges. Available at the local hardware store.

Wow, Sneakinup, those pictures look great. Nice job
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Sorry I missed most of this thread. Tim, nice job on the photos and description of your repairs - you are really good at that and it is helpful to all of us. My tambour doors all work, but some are starting to show some warpage in the tambour, perhaps from heat, and I know they will start to fail soon. Oddly, the one in the bathroom works like a dream, maybe the PO didn't shower in there much, which I think would be hard on the fabric backing.

I'm in Portland at a conference and staying in the Safari. Today it was 95 degrees and that butt-ugly AC unit that I want to rip out did a nice job of cooling her down when I got back late in the day.

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Thanks for the kind words John

We use our shower facilities exclusively when camping. Just love the convenince. Expecially with our 2 year old.

Glad your A/C kept you cool! Guess you have the original one from your description They are supposed to be real good ones.

I am quite happy with my Penquin. Does a nice job for us.
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That is fantastic. I appreciate you posting the link to the other pics. Hopefully I can do something like you did one day. it looks great. Also, what type of paint did you use to paint the inside of your trailer? Did you paint over the existing veneer? I assume you used a sprayer?
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I did use a sprayer and covered everything with Kilz first. Then I just used a good quality latex paint. I sprayed all the dark walnut simulated wood. Watching the transformation was amazing. I think it makes the inside of the trailer feel much larger and not closed in. My interior panels were all in excellent shape except for the tambour on the lower kitchen cabinets. It was a lot of work, but then again, what project on an Airstream isn't a lot of work? (rhetorical question)
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I did use a sprayer and covered everything with Kilz first. Then I just used a good quality latex paint. I sprayed all the dark walnut simulated wood. Watching the transformation was amazing. I think it makes the inside of the trailer feel much larger and not closed in. My interior panels were all in excellent shape except for the tambour on the lower kitchen cabinets. It was a lot of work, but then again, what project on an Airstream isn't a lot of work? (rhetorical question)

Thanks for the reply. I showed my wife your pictures and she said that she wanted us to get ours painted as well. I don't like the dark, veneer, that is there, I agree with you that it makes the space seem larger. After a good coat of Kilz, did you have to put two or three coats of the latex? Also, I assume you used a flat or egg shell type finish, not a gloss right?
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Tim,

My bathroom tambour worked great until, when working on the Univolt, I leaned against it and pushed the middle section of the top out of the track. Witht the curve like it is, the door can't negotiate it so I can only close it halfway. Any suggestions on how to get it back in the track would be appreciated.

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Steve,

Unfortunately the only suggestion I have is to lower the bottom track to get the room you need.

You can do this from the info early in this thread. But it seams all who have removed their's have never had a proper working door again....

Good luck!
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