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Old 09-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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late '50s early '60s floor channel

I have to replace the floor channel on my 62 FC and want to know what alloy aluminum was used. I have measured it at about .023 thickness. Was it tempered or just 5052 type aluminum? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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A hard tempered aluminum like 2024 t3 will crack if you try to bend it like c channel. Use 5052 h3 in .032 or .040 and you will be happy with the results.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Here is the replacement part: Floor Channel Bow - Narrow Body104463 [104463] - $58.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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Common 5250 in .032 will form up in a common alum siding brake. The .040 will bend up in a good one. Comes out as original.
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