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Old 01-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Source for C channel?

Just released the shell of a 1963 Bambi. My current focus is checking the frame and replacing the axel, but looking ahead to re-mating the shell to the new floor.

I can fiddle around to see if I can bend the short "legs" of the C, and I can check around locally for a fab shop with a bake bender, but wondering if there is somebody that produces and mails strips of C channel? Can strips be nested to make this practical without distorting the channel?

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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I bought some that worked for me through Mcmaster-carr but looking in their online current listing I don't believe they carry it any more, The legs were 1/16 thick which gave more strength than the original. Try Brunner Enterprises. They have a # C21226 that looks like it might work. Its 1/16 thick and 1.5" inner diameter with 3/4 legs. The external diameter is 1 5/8 so a little wider than original (maybe by a 1/16th) Of course this only is the straight sections if you need the curves you'll have to fabricate them obviously. As for nesting the junctions I believe I used some flat aluminum 1.5 in across to sister them. Hope this might help. Ed

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the leads.

My comment on nesting, was just for purposes of shipping economically.

I may just sandwich the material between some plywood, and try bending up a bunch of my own.
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