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Post by ASBug on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:15 pm

Ok, I am afraid I am going to have to turn in my Man Card....
I bought a sewing machine last saturday to make a prototype tent for the westfalia that is easily removable for cleaning, etc.
Well, I then deciced that the skanky rotten cover for the rear pad in my 70 just will not do, so I just made another cover for it this evening, then I decided I needed a Long front curtain for the front since I didn't have one of those either, privacy is a must for me and the girls now that we are going camping!
Any way I am wondering why I didn't get one of these 20 years ago...
I have already scoped out some white vinyl for the Allison's Bikini top next....
Some one stop me I am out of controll.
I litteraly spent 20 minutes setting this thing up and reading how to thread it then BAMO I have been a sewing fiend since.
I did spring for the High UV outside grade thread...
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Post by Bugman114 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:29 am

I think u got it backwards. It takes a real man to admit he likes sewing. Bravo sir bravo. Your man card is good for life B).

Lol. I tried my hand at sewing once. Couldn't get the damn machine to stop popping needles. Prolly should have read the manual, or have someone show me how to use it. Anyhow, I rage quit after an hour, an just ordered a set of seat covers, XD
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Post by rpm750 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:54 am

Nothing wrong with that....
I turned in my man card many years ago. Made my curtains and a front wind screen/blind for my Bus also. Got to get off my butt and make a nice cover for the rearpad and seat/Zbed cushion.
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Post by ASBug on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:08 am

rpm750 wrote:Nothing wrong with that....
I turned in my man card many years ago. Made my curtains and a front wind screen/blind for my Bus also. Got to get off my butt and make a nice cover for the rearpad and seat/Zbed cushion.
What did you do for those little slider plastic parts on the curtain for the sliding door.
The ones in the track.
The loops on mine seem to be broken off.
Thinking that I am going to ghetto a small head off of a pop rivit in there, but have not come up with any thing just yet.
I have got to put on the snaps for the OEM location for the front curtain and then install some snaps at the back of the door posts for the door parts.
I went with a Late style 1 piece front curtain, just have to cut some holes for the front cot poles in the pillars.
I need about 2 more hours and the bus will be clean and comfortable...
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Post by Gabass on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:56 am

Learning to sew is a requirement in the military
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:14 am

ASBug wrote:
What did you do for those little slider plastic parts on the curtain for the sliding door.
The ones in the track.
The loops on mine seem to be broken off.
Got a pic of what your are looking for?
When I sewed up my curtains, I did the long wall with a track and sliders. Got my hardware from this place. They have a large of assortment of sliders.
http://www.curtain-tracks.com/hardware/accessories?cat=13&limit=30

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Post by MRJEL on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:17 am

College roomie and I enrolled in a sewing class at the YWCA in the 70's.

Made the ugliest leisure suit you ever saw! Fit nice and all, but now that I think about it, it would have been a reddish pink version of a Westy Plaid!

Wish I had a good walking foot machine now!

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Post by ASBug on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:39 am

fluxcap wrote:
Got a pic of what your are looking for?
When I sewed up my curtains, I did the long wall with a track and sliders. Got my hardware from this place. They have a large of assortment of sliders.
http://www.curtain-tracks.com/hardware/accessories?cat=13&limit=30
That is a good site.
Thanks, I'll get some of them out of the track and post up.
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Post by Hobug on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:50 pm

I got married so I wouldn't have to do the sewing. Twisted Evil
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Post by rpm750 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:33 pm

ASbug, I just used a pocket on the top and bottom. The curtain rod just slides through. From uses 4 snaps on the door and then 6 snaps for the windshield curtain. The front and doors are not sewn together so you can open the doors with out having to do anything. Nice clean setup.
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Post by ASBug on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:43 pm

On my '70 the curtain for the sliding door (and the 2 front doors) uses the hard mounted track, with little plastic sliders.
I am working around the front doors, but will need something for the slider door.
I will rig something until I can get it right, thinking magnets...
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