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Old 09-14-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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Fabrication/salvage end cap C Channel search!!

Im a novice Airstreamer on my first redesign of a 66' 24 foot Trade Wind. I ended up doing a full redesign, all the way to the frame. I angle ground the rust and prepped the frame with POR-15 and am finally onto installing a new subfloor. When I dissembled the previous floor I had decided to remove the end cap C channels because they were so rusted and oxidized.

I have been searching all over the west coast for someone who can help me either find a way to fabricate/buy/salvage these parts. I don't know how I got the information that there were replacement parts, but they seem nearly impossible to find. Please let me know if you can think of anything!
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:40 PM   #2
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I took 0.040" Thick Sheet Aluminum and had a Sheet Metal shop "break" it for me (bend it). Then I cut the inside vertical leg and then thru the bottom almost all the way to the outside vertical leg and formed it to the corner. It turned out much better than what the factory had done (which I don't have a photo of, but it was bare minimum, almost scary minimum).

(it looks like I cut the outside vertical face too but that's just a reflection)
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:57 AM   #3
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Like MarkR, I made my own, very easy to do, see post 174 and 276.

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