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Old 08-27-2021, 09:15 AM   #1
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Where to find channel cleats/clips?

I am rebuilding the bathroom of my '73 GT, using essentially the same design as the original. The original cabinet panels were held in place using a slightly more elaborate F-channel. The space where the plywood is inserted into the F has some steal "cleats" or clips that have little teeth in them to lock into the F channel, and to grab hold of the plywood. Most of the original ones were so rusty, that they are no longer useable. Does anyone know if these are available anywhere (and what they are actually called? I have tried the obvious places (VTS, ODM), but no luck. See the pics of the F channel, and clip.
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Old 08-27-2021, 10:54 AM   #2
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Fastenal? OODM - Out of Doors Mart in NC. are my best bets.
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Old 08-27-2021, 11:34 AM   #3
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Thanks--yes, I checked I check out of doors mart online parts, but I am tempted to give them a call as well. Tried several of the resource listings from vintageairstream.com, but so far, no dice.

If I knew what to call these things, it would be helpful. Actually, just talking about them is helpful, as I haven't checked my service manual for a part number/description--that will be my next stop.
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Old 08-27-2021, 12:12 PM   #4
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Ye olde service manual suggests that these may be called a "Tinnerman clip." A search online reveals that there is a vast variety of things with this name...
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I’ve never seen those before. Are they used to wedge the 1/4” plywood bulkhead into the F channel and hold it in place? Looks like the Tinnerman U shaped pieces may work.
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Old 08-27-2021, 12:57 PM   #6
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I'm not sure about the bulkheads, but likely so. I am working on the bathroom cabinetry, and yes, the 1/4" plywood goes into the F channel, and the clips lock it all together. There is a little groove in the F channel specifically for this clip to lock into. Most of what I find when I search for Tinnerman clips are those threaded nuts with a bit of a clip to attach it to a piece of sheet metal, or those push-nuts made of springy steel, so I figure "Tinnerman clip" is a vague expression used by AS at the time.
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Old 08-27-2021, 02:58 PM   #7
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Mission accomplished, and it only took me half the day! Outofdoorsmart came through for me with a very limited supply of exactly what I was looking for, but enough to get me moving. I hope I don't need a bunch more....

Anyway, if anybody else is looking for something that is approximately the same, search for "Tinnerman U clips."

These guys (below) are pretty similar, but you have to buy them in quantities of 2000!

https://www.fastenersuperstore.com/p...nuts?pid=17653
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Old 08-29-2021, 07:20 AM   #9
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I see that now..reminds me of that trick every kid's uncle does where he pretends to pull off his thumb.
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