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Old 11-12-2020, 05:32 AM   #1
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Seeking source for curtains: 1976 Airstream

We are looking for someone to make new curtains for the windows in our 1976 Airstream Trade Wind. I am having difficulty locating someone who has experience in doing this for 70s vintage Airstreams. I would appreciate any leads, especially those for which a recommendation can be given.

We’re also seeking a source for:
1) the vinyl curtain/hanging door between the galley and bedroom,
2) a shower curtain for the odd sized spot the shower occupies

Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2020, 04:07 PM   #2
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Mine 76 Argosy 26 is same year as yours, maybe similar interior.
1. Yep, hard to find curtains when need. My suggestion is to look at an auto or vessel trim shop or upholstery shop. I got, actually begged, a local Upholstrey shop to do, and did the interior cushions too. Used original drapes as a guide. Bought a heavy fabric. Great job too. I bought new plastic hanger glides with stretch fabric, you can find online. Guy sewed on nicely. Sun did brutalized stretchy fabric which disintegrated within 3 years. So looking to replace. Curtains still good. I did find online curtains, but my upholstery guy’s job was much cheaper. Unfortunately he has moved somewhere out west.
2. I saw vinyl folding door online once, but decided to remove mine an use a school UL Cards flag.
3. I got a plastic shower curtain and customized by cutting several inches off width and length which works well until I find better solution. Be Safe.
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I can help you. Here is an example of my latest project for one of our bedrooms:



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Mine 76 Argosy 26 is same year as yours, maybe similar interior.
1. Yep, hard to find curtains when need. My suggestion is to look at an auto or vessel trim shop or upholstery shop. I got, actually begged, a local Upholstrey shop to do, and did the interior cushions too. Used original drapes as a guide. Bought a heavy fabric. Great job too. I bought new plastic hanger glides with stretch fabric, you can find online. Guy sewed on nicely. Sun did brutalized stretchy fabric which disintegrated within 3 years. So looking to replace. Curtains still good. I did find online curtains, but my upholstery guy’s job was much cheaper. Unfortunately he has moved somewhere out west.
2. I saw vinyl folding door online once, but decided to remove mine an use a school UL Cards flag.
3. I got a plastic shower curtain and customized by cutting several inches off width and length which works well until I find better solution. Be Safe.


Thanks for the curtain information. We have a 1977 and the information sounds similar to our issue. Stay safe!
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. We have found a local source for curtains as well as other upholstery—so, one more challenge solved!
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