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Old 01-23-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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1955 Bathroom Door?

We are nearing the last renovation leg of our 55 FC. We have looked through the Archives trying to get a picture of the bathroom area. Most appear to show a curtain in lieu of a door. The head configuration indicates to me a pocket style door. Does anyone know what was originally there? Also, if it is a pocket door, does anyone have a picture so I can replicate? Many thanks.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:22 AM   #2
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If you desire a pocket door, the one on our 1955 Commodore Vanderbilt has a pocket door that has two side doors that slide together. I have been told that it is the only model that had an original sliding pocket door, both for the bathroom and also for the bedroom area. I will be getting it out of storage on Friday should you wish to private message me and provide your email address. Over the weekend, I will capture a few pics and send them to you.

On the otherhand, our 1954 Safari had a wood door that was hinged on one side.

Have you examined many detailed pics of a 1955 FC? That is the direction that I would go. Are there any 1955 FC Owners out there who could provide some original configeration pics?

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Old 01-23-2019, 07:27 AM   #3
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Mine looked like this

Not a pocket door
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:32 AM   #4
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We have searched the archives and found one vague picture of a 1954 FC bath door. It was a slider. At this point I can go with about anything. I just want it to look and function as original. Thanks
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:11 AM   #5
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Thanks Chris; ours must have been different. Our model is a rear double bed, rear bath that left no room between the bath and bed for a hinged door. It must have had either a curtain, accordion door or pocket/sliding door. Here is our floor plan and the only photo I could find in the archives showing a sliding door in a '56 Flying Cloud (not '54 as I previously stated). It's a little hard to see.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:41 AM   #6
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I think you saw mine after I sold it. It had the transverse rear bed with bath between the bed and kitchen. In the photo the door looks more like a "barn" door than a pocket door. Looks like it rides on an overhead rail. Curious if it sealed well while showering. Perhaps use a shower curtain in addition.
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We are nearing the last renovation leg of our 55 FC. We have looked through the Archives trying to get a picture of the bathroom area. Most appear to show a curtain in lieu of a door. The head configuration indicates to me a pocket style door. Does anyone know what was originally there? Also, if it is a pocket door, does anyone have a picture so I can replicate? Many thanks.
Bubba,
Thanks for your post and especially the link to your restoration blog! I'm headed there next! I'm lookong for a photo of the original 12v ceiling light...I've got the fluorescent circle bulb fixture and bulb. And curtain fixture photos.....and....

Yet I can help with your question about the bathroom door! Photo 1 of 2 attached.

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Kathy, what ceiling light picture are you looking for? The round was originally 120v but we converted ours to a 12v. Other than the round, which one are you referring to? Also, thanks for the pictures. Your 55 is a twin, ours is a double. The bath configurations were different. But, that type of door would work in a narrow isle. Our 66 has a bifold. Thanks
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Kathy, what ceiling light picture are ou looking for? The round was originally 120v but we converted ours to a 12v. Other than the round, which one are you referring to? Also, thanks for the pictures. Your 55 is a twin, ours is a double. The bath configurations were different. But, that type of door would work in a narrow isle. Our 66 has a bifold. Thanks
Ah.... I didn't see yours is a double bed, so my twin-bed bath door certainly won't work. A friend had a 55 FC double bed and it had a curtain for a door, but I didn't get photos of his bathroom area.
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