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Postby jrd5 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:43 pm

Hi,

I would like to replace the aluminum on the side of my trailor.
OH MY GOSH :shock: has anyone priced aluminum sideing??
bear in mind the side of my trailer is 13 feet by 8 feet high.
OUCH........................ :oops:
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Postby doug hodder » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:05 am

Was that the flat sheet/roll material, or was it the material that had the breaks in it to match the original material. I know that jdarkoregon got his with the breaks in it, or had it done. Maybe he has a source for you. It ain't cheap however! Is it gone beyond use, can't be stripped and reused? Steve E stripped his Aristocrat, reused the aluminum and it came out great. Your best bet for flat rolled goods is probably a truck trailer repair shop, you can buy it right off the roll, 103" wide, mill finish, and white if you're lucky. Doug
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Postby jdarkoregon » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:35 am

Jrd5

Well, I don't know where you are, I'm in Oregon (as if you couldn't figure that out) so I tried to stay local. http://www.interstatemetals.com/metal-fabrication-catalog.htm is a company that specializes in replacement siding for existing trailers. Something you might consider is putting several pieces on your sides. Eight feet tall will have lots of "Oil-Canning" if you use a single sheet.

Yep, it will cost you. Fiberglass sheets are another consideration for you, metal will sweat so you will have to seal the wood under it.

But when you sit back on look at all the fun you are having, its all worth it.

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Postby jrd5 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:08 pm

Hi, im looking for the flat stuff, and i live in idaho falls.
i havent checked locally, but dont know where to start.
the aluminum is in ruff shape, so ill probably replace the whole side.

what about using that hard whaite plastic stuff? or is that a no good deal?
tx Jeff.
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Postby leaded » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:02 am

Talk with an local company manufacturing tubelights. They use a showchrome polished thin alu on the reflectors,with removable plastic protection, 5$ w/tax a pound. and some feets square dont make pounds....

Check some local manufactures, if somebody uses likely ,then they can deliver...
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