Old shower door hardware question

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Old 10-08-17, 03:28 PM
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Old shower door hardware question

I looked into this a little last year, and came up empty handed. Again today, I'm coming up empty handed.

Are there supposed to be little handles, or maybe a long metal bar across my shower doors where these bolts are? I can't figure out what is supposed to go where they are, it definitely looks like something is missing. You can click the pictures to make them bigger as well.




 
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Old 10-08-17, 04:20 PM
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Looks to me like it used to hold a shower bar which probably was broken off and it had a poor repair. Notice how the one is a threaded rivet and the other has a regular rusty nut on it? Might be some caulk under the plates to prevent leakage?

Don't think I've ever seen a sliding shower door w/o a towel rack, and they have to be on the outer panel of course.

Do a search for "replacement towel racks for framed sliding shower doors" there are lots of options. Remove the old screws/plates, put new brackets in their place, cut the bar to length and attach to new brackets. May need to keep a plate on the forwardmost interior point to act as a handle to get the door open, but there are many options, incl making your own.
 
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