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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

I don't know if this will help anyone...
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This is a pattern I made off of an original '72 front curtain. I did forget to get a good measurement of the top elastic, but it ended approx. 10" from the ends. So somewhere in the 110" range should be perfect. Hold it tight while installing the two inner snaps. Peace!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the one that goes across the front window when you're camping, or the one between the front seats and the back? Doesn't particularly look like either of the ones from my '74. In the front, I've got 3 separate curtains that snap on with buttons and velcro on the sides so the windshield doesnt let a bunch of light in when you're parked. There's also a sliding curtain behind the seats...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one that goes up near the windshield. This is a factory Westfalia curtain for 1972. Other years may be different...but I don't think velcro was ever a factory option. Peace!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess that makes sense. Mine's got snaps that attach it to the frame around the window, then there's velcro on the sides to attach the front curtains to the side ones. I'm pretty sure they're OG, but guess I could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guess that makes sense. Mine's got snaps that attach it to the frame around the window, then there's velcro on the sides to attach the front curtains to the side ones. I'm pretty sure they're OG, but guess I could be wrong.


Well I've only ever seen '74 and back curtains. So, I could be the one that's wrong Razz. Wouldn't be the first time Smile. Peace!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Front Curtain measurements Reply with quote

Thanks alot. I had been wanting to make one; this is just what I needed. I had found one in a parts bus once, but it was the wrong size. BTW, I had seen someone selling "plans" on ebay. Once again thanks for posting the free measurments for the front curtain.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Front Curtain measurements Reply with quote

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Thanks alot....


Glad I could help Dino. Peace, Randy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something else to clutter up my hard-drive, waiting for the day I'll use it...thanks a ton, Sunshine!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Something else to clutter up my hard-drive, waiting for the day I'll use it...thanks a ton, Sunshine!


No problem autiger78.

I do want to point out that all measurements are finished measurements, as I didn't want to unstitch the original curtain to get hem lengths. Peace!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

1977_L63H_P27 wrote:
I don't know if this will help anyone...


I just wanted to chime in and thank you because this thread helped me a ton. I followed it closely and am very, very happy with the result. My side snaps were 34" dead-on centered not 33" (there is obviously leeway there), but everything else worked a peach. Sewing elastic in the middle 110" worked great despite that it was hard to do with my terrible sewing skills. The elastic keeps the curtain taut & up all by itself, but the sunscreens do help close the little gap at the top.

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Now if only I'd been able to source more of the side curtain fabric, which was as close to original '72 looking as I could find on the interwebs. I got the last of it though from the website I found unfortunately, but at least it was just enough to do all the side/rear curtains etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few images and data could be found on my website
http://www.vw-t2-bulli.de/index.php?de-westfalia-berlin-curtains

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey bumblebus thats a nice close to stock pattern on those curtains. I have 3 stock 71 front curtains I know its going to upset busdaddy but they are getting cut up to make up a full new set for my westy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in my defense the ones Iam cutting up have some damage on them. I don't think I could cut up a perfect one even if I needed it to finish my job.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job BumbleBus! I just recently took two and a half original 1977 green curtains, did a little cutting and stitching, and made our front curtain using this pattern. I'm pleased with the results as well. Your curtains look great! Happy camping!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

the front curtain i made after using this thread as a great resource

love how they turned out !!!

super simply and only $35 for the windshield and driver and passenger windows


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

I had big plans to reinforce (sew) snaps into my front curtain etc etc etc

Ended up just using magnets because its a ton faster and easier Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

Note: Slit for rear view mirror. ? Is it in a different position depending on the mirror, Long mast 68-69 mirror & Short mast mirror from 70 on?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Front Curtain Reply with quote

well that is not what that slit is for that is for the child's cot on a 71 and later curtain. there is not slit for the mirror also there are different front curtains for 68 to 70 and 71 on. the 68 to 70 are three piece set and the 71 is one piece wrap around.
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