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Old 01-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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I hsve just replaced my curtain rods.

I used aluminum flat bar that I bought at Lowes. It is 1/2" wide by 1/8" thick.

For hangars, I used 3/4" plastic rings that I got from the fabric store. They are sewed top and bottom to the back of the curtain.

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Old 01-27-2010, 02:17 PM   #2
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Wow, that makes for a nice, clean-looking, sturdy installation!
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:06 PM   #3
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Looks great! If someone wants a replacement for the original kind of UHaul curtain rod, I got ours on ebay, albeit British ebay.

Please post more pix. The curtains promise a theme?

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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here is how the plastic rings are sewed on.

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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Nice job! Looks great. So you bent the ends of the aluminum to fit the contour of your trailer. Sleek; no bracket needed.

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Old 01-31-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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I like that! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #7
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Nice industrial-clean effect. I like them too!

One question (before I steal your idea ): How do the rings slide along the car, compared to how they slide along a round rod? Do they bind? Can you just "swoosh" them open and closed like on a round rod? Or do you have to help them?

Also, I've never thought of attaching the rings in two places. I've done curtains like yours but only with the bottom stitching on the ring. I guess I have the same question as above: Do they glide right along?

(In case you can't tell, I have an aversion to curtains that need "help" to open and close. I guess I'm super lazy but that usually means I just leave them closed )

Very cool

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:51 PM   #8
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The rings slide just great. If you are worried that they won't, the fabric store has them in a larger size like 1".
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Thanks for the additional info, Bud
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:20 AM   #10
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We used these.They look like a miniature "I" beam. I think that you can still get them from Sears or most fabric centres. The plus is that they will bend to match the curve of your walls.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:41 AM   #11
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I bought this at a Walmart in Canada to replace the old curtain wires (rusted and breaking) in my U-Haul. About 7$.
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Bud, when you screwed to the inner wall, what did you use to reinforce the wall? I am guessing youusedsome sort of wal anchor.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:22 AM   #13
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I used the little square plastic inserts that were there already. I presume they are original equipment from U-haul. I am told you can purchase them at Lowes.

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