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Old 12-16-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Privacy Curtain Install

Hey all,

Just wanted to check with the forum before I start screwing in the button snaps. I ordered a privacy curtain since my SMB did not have one (I purchased used). I was confused why the snaps were not symmetric, and was wondering where exactly the snaps on the sides should be positioned. Any guidance would be much appreciated.

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Privacy Curtain Install

I can take a guess (just a guess, but...).

I've done some canvas work on boats. I like to first put the snap studs in place on the fixed object (boat or van), so they can be nice and symmetrical. Then I make the canvas (curtain) side snaps fit those studs.

But I have seen it where people make the canvas (or curtain) first and put the snaps on it; then they (or you) are "stuck" putting the snap studs wherever they "have to" go on the vehicle/boat so that they match up with the ones on the canvas.

My SMB has a privacy curtain for across the windshield and front side-windows. The snap studs are pretty "willy nilly" looking as far as placement on the van. My guess is that the snaps were set onto the fabric first, and then they "had" to put them in certain places on the van (I haven't actually put up the curtain yet to see). Maybe that's how yours is.

It's possible you could put more or different snaps on the fabric to match where you'd *like* to put them on the van. That might be nicer as if there are any "extra" (that you don't have to use) they would be on the curtain, which you only have up sometimes, as opposed to having to stare at them "wrong" on the van all the time.

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: Privacy Curtain Install

If you mean where, as in how far back on the B pillars, mine are somewhere in the middle. You have to pull the seat backs up in order to snap in both sides of the curtain. My curtain is in a track accross the overhead, but it still has snaps for the sides. Looks like you have a notch out for a lamp too, is that right? While I have a lamp on each side just above and to the back of the passenger and driver seats, the curtain is not notched for that. because of this the position of the snaps may be different than your needs. You also have to clear the seat belt anchors. We even have an extra snap about midway up from the floor and more forward than the others to hang the curtain stap on when the curtain is fully deployed.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: Privacy Curtain Install

Mine is a cab/windshield curtain, and I put additional snaps across the bulk head to isolate the cabin. Looks like yours is only to isolate the cabin from the cab. I'd guess the one snap to the driver's side (hardest to do up, least perfect seal needed) the top of your pic across the bulkhead, fit that fancy corner somewhere, then down the passenger side pillar (easier to reach and gaps are more devastating to privacy).
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