Missing front curtain snaps

Zach Woods

Super Moderator
There have been at least a few Westfalia's that have come thru missing the snaps on the B pillar that the front curtain snaps on to. The following is archival.

*****

I am guessing if you did not find the snaps for the front/ cab curtain
that are located just behind the front doors, that they are missing
from your Westfalia. They appear to be something that is added after
the B pillar molding is installed and it is possible that they were
forgotten during assembly.

In case this is helpful, here are the locations of all of the snaps for
the front/ cab curtain on my Westfalia (and on all others that I have
seen):

- there is one recessed in the center ceiling, just above where the
rearview mirror would be if the vehicle had one

- there are two, one each on both sides, recessed near where the A
pillar meets the roof

- there are two, one each on both sides, near where the A pillar meets
the dashboard

- there are two, one each on both sides, directly above the center of
the front doors, mounted in little plastic cups that sit flush on top
of the ceiling molding

- there are two, one each on both sides, directly above the seatbelt
retractor, near where the B pillar meets the roof, mounted in little
plastic cups that sit flush on top of the ceiling molding

- there are two, one each on both sides, below the seatbelt retractor,
towards the front of the B pillar, mounted in little plastic cups that
sit flush on top of the ceiling molding

- there are two, one each on both sides, further down the B pillar,
nearly horizontally aligned with the bottom of the front door armrests,
mounted in little plastic cups that sit flush on top of the ceiling
molding

The good news is that it appears from a superficial examination that
the B pillar snaps should be easy to install (either by Airstream or a
handy owner) after the vehicle has been fully assembled. I am guessing
that they are simply pop-riveted into holes drilled in the proper
locations (this is how the sliding door bug screen is installed).

Good luck on finding them/ getting Airstream to "find them" for you.
Let me know if you would like me to take some photos to help further.
 

Top Bottom