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buckbutterfield
07-27-2009, 10:57 AM
Looking for Venetian shades AC-1532 for 1950 Starlight Coupe, or plans, or specs to make my own.... Can anyone help?

royvaldez
07-27-2009, 11:17 AM
I have been looking for years. Good luck

Bullet
07-27-2009, 12:49 PM
I have also been looking for 30+ years. Had a set once for a 4 door sedan, sent them back to the SD junkyard. Now wish I had not. They were not as complicated as I thought they would be, but still don't have any.....



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mbstude
07-27-2009, 01:20 PM
How much would you be willing to pay?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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buckbutterfield
07-27-2009, 01:57 PM
I'm a desperate man! What have you got?

mbstude
07-27-2009, 02:05 PM
A friend of mine may have a set. I'll call him soon and get back with you.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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raprice
07-27-2009, 02:40 PM
Forget the blinds, I'm just looking for a good StarLight Coupe.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY

fpstude
07-27-2009, 05:55 PM
My wife spotted the ones we have (NOS) at York 4 years ago. Some of us are more fortunate than we deserve!

Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

53k
07-27-2009, 06:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

How much would you be willing to pay?

I sold a set at York probably ten years ago- buyer didn't bat an eye at paying my $600 price. I had gotten them (NOS) from Bruce Jones back in the mid-'70s, but had sold the Starlight Coupe I bought them for. That was the only set I have ever seen.




Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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mbstude
08-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Finally talked to my buddy with the shades. He said he had 3 NOS sets for Starlight coupes, but sold 2 of them. (One set at Cedar Rapids). He has one set left, and is saving it for his Starlight. Sorry fellas. I tried.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

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buckbutterfield
08-17-2009, 02:41 PM
Hi Mathew, In reference to the discussion about venetian blinds for 1950 starlight coupe....

Could you ask your friend if he's willing to rent the blinds he has so John hire someone to copy them?

royvaldez
08-17-2009, 06:34 PM
I'd help on the expense. Roy

mbstude
08-17-2009, 06:41 PM
I asked him. Being it's his last set, he won't let them out of his sight. He said that it's nothing against anyone, just that he's loaned stuff out before with poor results. In years past he has offered up some of his rare NOS parts for people to reproduce. Years later, he still doesn't have his parts back, and there are no repops around. I think he did manage to get his NOS 51 gravel guards back after 5+ years.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

JDP
08-17-2009, 07:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by buckbutterfield

Hi Mathew, In reference to the discussion about venetian blinds for 1950 starlight coupe....

Could you ask your friend if he's willing to rent the blinds he has so John hire someone to copy them?


Wow, that would be a expensive task. Making a few dozen steel slats of different lengths, tack welding and coating.

JDP/Maryland

Anne F. Goodman
08-17-2009, 08:05 PM
They way they make Mini Blinds for houses shouldn't be that hard to make some.Maybe he could take some measure ments close up pictures of how the mount in. can't see where it would be that hard. Heck Home depot does custom ones.

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
The Prez 1955 President State
Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
Fresno,Ca
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N8N
08-17-2009, 08:28 PM
yeah, I'm thinking someone could some up with a reasonable facsimile using vinyl slats. Still would be a labor of love though, not a money maker.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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JBOYLE
08-17-2009, 10:09 PM
I know a guy who used to be in the home blind business.
If you want, I could give him a call to see if he think's it's do-able. They wouldn't be made from OEM stuff, but they'd look okay.

If yes, you'd like me to call him. it would help if I had a photo to show him.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

rockne10
08-17-2009, 10:38 PM
If someone wanted to fabricate a set, even an old, bent, rusted set could supply the templates or dimensions needed. The originals were solid fixed in place, not adjustable like window blinds. They need to be rigid to avoid chattering if the front windows are down.
They do add a certain je ne sais quoi.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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bondobilly
08-18-2009, 07:31 PM
Why not go to one of those mga blind stores and puchase a set that at the bottom is the right width, and then trim each of the other 5 or 6 slats to proper length.

Once you have all 4 done you could get the custom blind shop to make what you need.

Bullet
08-18-2009, 07:56 PM
This is all wrong. The ventian blinds for the cars were made of metal and no cloth like the home venitian blinds are now. Here is a picture of a venitian blind in a 1962 Lark in Phoenix. Everything including the blinds and the mounting rods are all thin sheet metal. The rods are actually U-channel that give the blinds more strength as the sit in the back window. Typically there is two u-channels or rods per window.

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DEEPNHOCK
08-18-2009, 08:05 PM
Sounds like something a sharp kid with a hammer could whip up;):D
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Bullet

This is all wrong. The ventian blinds for the cars were made of metal and no cloth like the home venitian blinds are now. Here is a picture of a venitian blind in a 1962 Lark in Phoenix. Everything including the blinds and the mounting rods are all thin sheet metal. The rods are actually U-channel that give the blinds more strength as the sit in the back window. Typically there is two u-channels or rods per window.

rockne10
08-18-2009, 08:54 PM
quote:made of metal and no cloth like the home venitian blinds are now
Precisely! The Starlight shades were solidly anchored to the front edge of the side windows and the divider strips of the rear windows. Reproducing them would require templates. The slats themselves could be taken from modern shades but the attachment would need to be re-engineered.

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