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Old 06-10-2024, 04:21 PM   #1
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rebuilding closet

Hi All. I'm rebuilding the closet in my 20' minuet after a fire. (Long story)
I am going to reface the closet walls. One of the walls has come out of the trim piece that holds it to the outer wall. The problem seems to be that the plastic extrusion that actually holds the metal wall in has broken in a couple of places and I'll be darned if I can get it to stay in place. Is there somewhere to purchase this trim or the plastic extrusion?
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Old 06-10-2024, 06:05 PM   #2
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I’m not familiar with a plastic extrusion. But then again, I don’t know much about anything after 1968 Airstream made RVs. Is the plastic extrusion considered to be what we call the ‘F-channel’. This channel allows a closet wooden wall to slip into the channel. This is pop riveted to the exterior metal wall. But, in your case there are a couple of ways to secure the wall to the exterior. Maybe someone will chime in with the information needed to locate that plastic extrusion. If possible post a picture of the wall connection. Good luck
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Old 06-10-2024, 06:09 PM   #3
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Is the gap 1/4" wide? I have that extrusion in aluminum from my 71. Globetrotter and the gap is for a 1/4 " thick panel.
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Old 06-10-2024, 06:35 PM   #4
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The gap of the F-channel is 1/4”. In our 55 I went with 3/8” plywood which meant I had to use a router to cut the edge down to 1/4” to fit the channel.
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Old 06-11-2024, 09:24 AM   #5
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Hello, having replaced all the walls in our '76 Argosy I'm having trouble picturing a "plastic extrusion" being involved with the aluminum "channels" the walls insert into. Maybe a more specific picture would help. As Bubba and Aerowood have said, the metal channel is riveted to the inner skin. There are slightly different thickness panels which allow the wall to slide in easier or not so much. A true 1/4" panel can be very tight. I have "run" the whole channel with a chisel and hammer to re-size it for a better fit. Several years back the big box stores almost all sold a 1/4" Birch ply that was actually 6mm or maybe 7/32" but no one seems to have this post-pandemic. However, your challenge seems to be the channel staying in place? Like I said, maybe a better picture would help.
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Old 06-11-2024, 09:43 AM   #6
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Thanks all for your replies. I'll try to take a phot of the plastic part. Really don't want to rip out the whole thing….so I'm hoping to be able to utilize what is there.
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