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Old 09-16-2019, 08:39 AM   #1
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Frame C Channel

I am replacing a rusted out section of the rear main C channel on our Overlander. I ordered some 5" C Channel from a supplier but didn't rea;lize that the frame was so thin. It looks like it's basically 1/8" thick but all I can find is 3/8". Anyone found any place online that I could order the correct C Channel or know a place in Austin that has it. I've called all over and haven't been able to find any.

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Old 09-16-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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I am replacing a rusted out section of the rear main C channel on our Overlander. I ordered some 5" C Channel from a supplier but didn't rea;lize that the frame was so thin. It looks like it's basically 1/8" thick but all I can find is 3/8". Anyone found any place online that I could order the correct C Channel or know a place in Austin that has it. I've called all over and haven't been able to find any.

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I doubt you will find anything "off the shelf" that will match.
You might try calling a nearby fabrication/welding shop. Ask if they have the ability to bend/make a bent plate fabrication from heavy gauge metal.
I think 10, 11, or 12 gauge is about right.

check out this chart>
http://www.metaltrone.com/metalgauge-chart.pdf
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5" channel should be available in 1/4".

That's what I used to replace the last 4' of my frame.

I just welded it on, problem solved.

No one knows but me and the people I tell, and it's been there for over five years of heavy use.
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Jeremy, I replaced some C-channel on the 55. I went to PMI in Kerrville and just picked up some 14 ga (I think it was 14-whatever the gauge was originally, I matched) the C-purlin used for metal building. I would think Metal Mart or any other would have that. Weld on and Por-15. Good luck
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I’d suggest finding a metal shop. I had 16’ of metal c channel made for less than $300. Matches the original frame exactly.
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