Hey folks. Is this thread still alive?
I want the new AL look inside of my 79 24' Excella Motorhome. I read all of your inputs and it seems like great advice. My conclusion is that I would cover over the old walls with the new aluminum probably using the glued on cork to cover old rivets and help with sound reduction. I went to a place in Warner Robins GA called Prince Sheet Metal -a big fabricator near Robins AFB. They priced me a 4 x 12' sheet of 32mil(?) AL for $50. Felt and looked like good stuff - but what do I know...
They were nice folks and said they could help cut it with a CAD/CAM machine for best quality cuts. (Sounds pricey!)
I have some specific questions about the project that ya'll might can answer:
First, what exactly is the name/grade/specs of the Al I would want to use? Does it really matter since it is cosmetic?
Second, what happens where the new AL meets the window frames? I would like for it to disappear under the frame but I reckon that is not going to happen due to the nightmare of R&R-ing the frames. So, is the plan to butt it up against the frame?
And lastly for now - It looks like I could cover the long overhead center piece without too much difficulty, however, what should I do about the little strips on each side that it tucks under? It is vinyl covered and ugly. It would look especially bad next to the new AL.
My MH is stripped out right now so now is the time to do this. I think I'm fired up beyond the point of no return.
Looking forward to your valued opinions