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Old 09-17-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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'70s era anodized aluminum ceiling channels

I am rebuilding the interior of my '73. There are these "channels" that run the length of the trailer on either side of the center of the ceiling. The section of interior skin that surrounds the roof vents and Air Conditioner slides up into these channels. My channels are made of aluminum that has been anodized to kind of a golden color.

Does anyone have a source for these channels? I would like to replace with a non-anodized (plain aluminum color) version. Alternatively, I suppose I could sand off the anodizing, but have my doubts how good that would turn out looking.
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I am rebuilding the interior of my '73. There are these "channels" that run the length of the trailer on either side of the center of the ceiling. The section of interior skin that surrounds the roof vents and Air Conditioner slides up into these channels. My channels are made of aluminum that has been anodized to kind of a golden color.

Does anyone have a source for these channels? I would like to replace with a non-anodized (plain aluminum color) version. Alternatively, I suppose I could sand off the anodizing, but have my doubts how good that would turn out looking.
You can make your own "stringers" as they are called, using .032 or .040 2024T3 aluminum.

A word of caution, do not make the bends a sharp 90 degrees, simply make the bends with a little larger radius in the corners.

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