Venetian Blinds

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Bulli, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Bulli

    Bulli New Member

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    Has anyone ever bought, or had venetian blinds made for a '77 bay , would love some for mine .
     
  2. Just Corey

    Just Corey New Member

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    Hey Bulli

    I was searching for info on this myself as I had an idea of getting a set.

    I havent called these guys yet but they are at Mile End in SA:
    http://www.saauto.com.au/

    if you look on this PDF from there website it looks like they sell them, NO mention of costs tho: http://www.saauto.com.au/PDF/VENETIAN.pdf

    If you do find any info on some, could you let me know what you find out.

    Cheers Corey
     
  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Chuck has some - they were from Australia.
     
  4. Nigel

    Nigel Member

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    They might be rather noisy when travelling!?!
     
  5. Rossco WA

    Rossco WA Member

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  6. grandfathers.axe

    grandfathers.axe New Member

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    My new venetian blinds!

    courtesy of Classic VeeDub and some customising of my own....
     

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  7. pyoties bro

    pyoties bro Member

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    Is that a single cab you have there mate? :)
    I was thinking of getting some blinds fr my sc as well but wasn't sure on the size issues given that the rear window is smaller than on a normal bay back window...
    Could you post up a few more close up pics of your blinds and maybe say a bit about how you modified them to fit?
    How do you find them whilst driving along?
     
  8. grandfathers.axe

    grandfathers.axe New Member

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    Here are some pics, yep installed in a single cab. I was getting frustrated because the blind is made for a regular bus rear window - I pretty much had to hacksaw the bottom of all three horizontal struts, insert some pins and embed them into the window rubbers. The top part of the struts are adjustable so just get tucked between the rubber and the window and then fixed into place.

    Here are some pics!

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  9. pyoties bro

    pyoties bro Member

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    thank for you pics.
    they look great!
     
  10. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a Bay at VW Jamboree @ Caribean Gardens with venetions on side windows as well. Looked good.
     
  11. Meefirst234

    Meefirst234 New Member

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    Hello! I'm posting here because I want to get some shades for my '77 bug and I would be highly glad if you had any idea where I can get these from. I saw some pictures on the net with venetians on different cars and they look pretty fixed into place and stiff, not like the ones for house windows where they flap around. Another question I have is how do you operate them. This paragraph I found online about home blinds talks about a wand or cord: With a slight tilt of the operating wand or cord you can filer the suns glare to give complete comfort without sacrificing your view of the outdoors. Our made to measure venetian blinds are available in over 100 different colours and effects including mat, metallic, gloss and wood grain. Choose from our most popular 25mm slat range or alternatively the classic 50mm (2") slat range offering a more traditional look. Is it the same in the case of car blinds or is it different, I'm wondering. Thank you for your help! Good day!
     
  12. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Car venetians are fixed and have no tilt function and will be far too wide for a kombi let alone a bug.
     
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  13. gordo 77DC

    gordo 77DC Active Member

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    Spoke to Barry at
    http://www.carvenetianblinds.com/

    Was very pleasant and helpful, - making up a rear for my 77 crew cab, and is going to make up 2 others - one to keep in stock - the other I ordered, - if interested you can buy it directly off him. Also makes side and rear blinds for the bus.

    Regards
    Gordon
     
  14. vwkj87

    vwkj87 Active Member

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    Do you have a photo, and do you mind telling us how much it was?
     
  15. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Melissa I talked to a company in south Australia around 6 years ago or more about making some for my kombi.
    he asked me to make some templates of my windows sizes and post them off to him.
    So he can make them for any car pretty much.
    I got asked so many times were did I get them from but wouldn't tell as I like having something on my car that no one else had.
    They work really well to keep out the heat an you can see out of them o.k.
    The down side is you cant clean your inside glass unless you take them off.
    roughly cost $180 for the sides and $160 for the back window back then when I got them.
    I think George gets them from the same place.

    http://www.autoshades.com.au/listing

    cheers
     

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