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Old 06-02-2009
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In our '95, the windshield's venetian blind interfered with the bagged-up curtains at each side, making it tough to use. The problem is the bag around the curtains sticks out too far.

I removed the vinyl-covered steel sheet-metal post cover and found a fair amount of space behind. Surprise! Cutting off some of the sheet metal (and recovering, of course) allowed just enough space to tuck in the curtains on the right side. Less bend makes more room, too. I had to remake the left side to gain enough space. I think two different people made the originals.

This modification removes a vision block giving more window area when driving, as well as getting the curtains completely out of the way. Now the venetian blind works slick. To prevent condensation from marking the curtains while tucked away, I taped in some thin foam packing material to insulate and provide the moisture barrier. I have before and after pictures, but don't seem to be able to drop them in here. Looks good, though. I wonder why Blue Bird didn't do it.

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Ron,
You need to use the 'manage attachment' feature to upload images. When you are updating a thread, scroll down to fing the manage attachments section.
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In our '95, the windshield's venetian blind interfered with the bagged-up curtains at each side, making it tough to use. The problem is the bag around the curtains sticks out too far.

I removed the vinyl-covered steel sheet-metal post cover and found a fair amount of space behind. Surprise! Cutting off some of the sheet metal (and recovering, of course) allowed just enough space to tuck in the curtains on the right side. Less bend makes more room, too. I had to remake the left side to gain enough space. I think two different people made the originals.

This modification removes a vision block giving more window area when driving, as well as getting the curtains completely out of the way. Now the venetian blind works slick. To prevent condensation from marking the curtains while tucked away, I taped in some thin foam packing material to insulate and provide the moisture barrier. I have before and after pictures, but don't seem to be able to drop them in here. Looks good, though. I wonder why Blue Bird didn't do it.

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/RRUECK%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/rrueckwald/Documents/Piper%202/Modifications/Curtain%20mod/P1010002.JPG[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/rrueckwald/Documents/Piper%202/Modifications/Curtain%20mod/P1010002.JPG[/IMG]
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Ahah! Okay, here are the before and after pictures for the left side.
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Ron,
Do you have pictures of the right side? The left looks good! I may just have to add this mod to my list- as if I'll ever live long enough to do them all!
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Ahah! Okay, here are the before and after pictures for the left side.
Pictures look good, I knew you could do it
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Sure. Here they are. There was no need to provide a strap to hold in the curtains. They are tight enough. You could put a vinyl cover over, I suppose.
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ohh,i see! you tuck the curtain in behind the sheet metal.
it took me a while to figure this out,duhhhh..
thats a great mod,the curtain on the drivers side bothers me..
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Ron,
What's visible from the OUTSIDE when the curtains are open/closed with this modification?
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