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Old 08-20-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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aluminum counter trim

I recently made a new counter top for my 68 overlander. used formica laminate over 3/4 inch plywood.

I then set out to order the edge trim from vintage trailer supply. they are out and don't know if they will get more. somebody must stock this stuff!

also, I ordered a new window from VTS but they were out of stock on the clips. so now I have a sweet new curved corning type glass window to replace that crappy piece of plexi that was installed with an inch of caulk, but I have no clips.... I realize this is the interior restoration forum so the window clip rant was just me venting my current level of frustration.

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Old 08-20-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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I then set out to order the edge trim from vintage trailer supply. they are out and don't know if they will get more. somebody must stock this stuff!
Check here for the counter trim. You also could use woodgrain laminate edging as on the original counter tops.
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Hi Paul,

I know that some folks have used Outwater Plastics to source some of these materials in the past:

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/

Hope all is well, I still want to come down and see your mods to your trailer, and have some margaritas. I took my '63 Overlander out to Lake Bastrop last weekend and had a great time.

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On Edit: Heh... looks like Steve beat me to it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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thanks,

I'm browsing their extensive product inventory. so far, most of what I am finding at outwater plastic is plastic. I'm really hoping for aluminum.

marcus, I just read your blog. you are jumping in right away. looks nice. love the george nelson clock. when you gonna come over for margaritas? saturday?
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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oh oh!

I just stumbled on the aluminum L page and I think this is gonna work.

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/2008...=55&target=top

I ordered a 12 ft piece (cut 8/4).

hoping to get back to work with school starting next wk.

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also, I ordered a new window from VTS but they were out of stock on the clips. so now I have a sweet new curved corning type glass window to replace that crappy piece of plexi that was installed with an inch of caulk, but I have no clips.... I realize this is the interior restoration forum so the window clip rant was just me venting my current level of frustration.

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Hi paul,

Andy has the clips at Inland RV, part # 91465 (http://www.inlandrv.com/parts/91465-winclips.jpg). I was just looking for something else there a minute ago. I knew he had them anyway, I own a 68 too.
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thanks!

I'm going to try ordering those clips tomorrow.

I think the NEW glass sold through VTS is a different thickness from the original. so these clips may not work. or maybe I need to do some creative fabricating/adjusting on them.

either way, I'm sure I can use new clips on some other window if they don't work on the new glass.
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I'm going to try ordering those clips tomorrow.

I think the NEW glass sold through VTS is a different thickness from the original. so these clips may not work. or maybe I need to do some creative fabricating/adjusting on them.

either way, I'm sure I can use new clips on some other window if they don't work on the new glass.
Those are like the replacement clips I have bought in the past. The opening is wide enough to fit Plexiglas and will have to be bent closed a little with pliers to fit the Corning Glass frames. Do you have the metal trim around the glass? Inland sells that too. Of course, if the thickness is different, it might not fit. You could give Andy a call and find out.

In the 1980s, I lived between Wimberley and Driftwood. The Hill Country and Austin are great! Bought my 68 Trade Wind in San Marcos.
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If you're looking for that kitschy aluminum trim that wrapped around kitchen countertops in the 50's, you can get it a Home Depot; they sell it in 3\4 and 1". I just finished building a new table top for my popup. It's about $7.00 for an 8' length. You'll want the 1" stuff, the 3\4" doesn't completely cover the edge once it's been laminated.

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If you're looking for that kitschy aluminum trim that wrapped around kitchen countertops in the 50's, you can get it a Home Depot; they sell it in 3\4 and 1". I just finished building a new table top for my popup. It's about $7.00 for an 8' length. You'll want the 1" stuff, the 3\4" doesn't completely cover the edge once it's been laminated.

I've been trying to find some trim just like this. I've looked at my local Home Depot but nobody knew what I was talking about. Do you have any more info about this trim you used (brand, location inside store, etc..)?
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Most of the people in Home Depot don't know they sell this trim. Try looking at the end of the plywood aisle. It's usually in a display by its self, at the back of the store. It's in gold and crome.
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