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Paul Morris
10-26-2003, 12:23 PM
Good Morni'n Crew!! I'm restoring a 1948 Higgins runabout and am looking for a source of a "T" shaped metal (aluminum or stainless)edge trim to be applied around the perimiter of the lift-out access panels. In years gone by, this used to be known as "trap door metal". The approx. size needed would be about .75" across the top and about .6" tall. Typically these are nailed or screwed through the verticle leg into the side of the acess panel stock.
Macklanburg-Duncan Co. makes such an animal for use in the flooring world but is very low demand and local flooring wholsale houses will only order it in minimum quantities of 12,12'sticks. I only need 36' of the stuff.
Does anyone know of another source that will ship a broken lot or of a similar product that will do this job. I've looked in most of the chandleries that I know about (6 or 7). Thought about ceiling tile t-bar, too flimsey and wrong dimensions.
Well, thanks fo lisening. Got any ideas???
Art Read, Melinda is looking BEAUTIFULLLL

Paul Morris
10-26-2003, 12:23 PM
Good Morni'n Crew!! I'm restoring a 1948 Higgins runabout and am looking for a source of a "T" shaped metal (aluminum or stainless)edge trim to be applied around the perimiter of the lift-out access panels. In years gone by, this used to be known as "trap door metal". The approx. size needed would be about .75" across the top and about .6" tall. Typically these are nailed or screwed through the verticle leg into the side of the acess panel stock.
Macklanburg-Duncan Co. makes such an animal for use in the flooring world but is very low demand and local flooring wholsale houses will only order it in minimum quantities of 12,12'sticks. I only need 36' of the stuff.
Does anyone know of another source that will ship a broken lot or of a similar product that will do this job. I've looked in most of the chandleries that I know about (6 or 7). Thought about ceiling tile t-bar, too flimsey and wrong dimensions.
Well, thanks fo lisening. Got any ideas???
Art Read, Melinda is looking BEAUTIFULLLL

Paul Morris
10-26-2003, 12:23 PM
Good Morni'n Crew!! I'm restoring a 1948 Higgins runabout and am looking for a source of a "T" shaped metal (aluminum or stainless)edge trim to be applied around the perimiter of the lift-out access panels. In years gone by, this used to be known as "trap door metal". The approx. size needed would be about .75" across the top and about .6" tall. Typically these are nailed or screwed through the verticle leg into the side of the acess panel stock.
Macklanburg-Duncan Co. makes such an animal for use in the flooring world but is very low demand and local flooring wholsale houses will only order it in minimum quantities of 12,12'sticks. I only need 36' of the stuff.
Does anyone know of another source that will ship a broken lot or of a similar product that will do this job. I've looked in most of the chandleries that I know about (6 or 7). Thought about ceiling tile t-bar, too flimsey and wrong dimensions.
Well, thanks fo lisening. Got any ideas???
Art Read, Melinda is looking BEAUTIFULLLL

Venchka
10-26-2003, 08:33 PM
Aluminum is extruded in a "T" section. I have no clue what the standard sizes are, but you could cut it to fit easily enough. Find an aluminum fabrication shop. McMaster-Carr might have it in their catalog. Or www.smallparts.com. (http://www.smallparts.com.) An aluminum I-beam will yield two "T" sections if you cut it lengthwise. As a last resort, it's sold in 3' lengths by climbing shops to use as snow stakes.

Venchka
10-26-2003, 08:33 PM
Aluminum is extruded in a "T" section. I have no clue what the standard sizes are, but you could cut it to fit easily enough. Find an aluminum fabrication shop. McMaster-Carr might have it in their catalog. Or www.smallparts.com. (http://www.smallparts.com.) An aluminum I-beam will yield two "T" sections if you cut it lengthwise. As a last resort, it's sold in 3' lengths by climbing shops to use as snow stakes.

Venchka
10-26-2003, 08:33 PM
Aluminum is extruded in a "T" section. I have no clue what the standard sizes are, but you could cut it to fit easily enough. Find an aluminum fabrication shop. McMaster-Carr might have it in their catalog. Or www.smallparts.com. (http://www.smallparts.com.) An aluminum I-beam will yield two "T" sections if you cut it lengthwise. As a last resort, it's sold in 3' lengths by climbing shops to use as snow stakes.

Paul Pless
10-26-2003, 09:33 PM
A possible source would be the trim used in old pickup trucks that have wood beds. Try looking in a restoration catolog for pre 1957 Chevy or Ford trucks.

Paul Pless
10-26-2003, 09:33 PM
A possible source would be the trim used in old pickup trucks that have wood beds. Try looking in a restoration catolog for pre 1957 Chevy or Ford trucks.

Paul Pless
10-26-2003, 09:33 PM
A possible source would be the trim used in old pickup trucks that have wood beds. Try looking in a restoration catolog for pre 1957 Chevy or Ford trucks.

Mrleft8
10-26-2003, 09:55 PM
Why do you want a "T"? Wouldn't 2 inverted "L"'s be better?

Mrleft8
10-26-2003, 09:55 PM
Why do you want a "T"? Wouldn't 2 inverted "L"'s be better?

Mrleft8
10-26-2003, 09:55 PM
Why do you want a "T"? Wouldn't 2 inverted "L"'s be better?

ahp
10-27-2003, 08:23 AM
If you can use two "L"s they are to be found at Home Depot in various sizes.

ahp
10-27-2003, 08:23 AM
If you can use two "L"s they are to be found at Home Depot in various sizes.

ahp
10-27-2003, 08:23 AM
If you can use two "L"s they are to be found at Home Depot in various sizes.

Paul Morris
10-27-2003, 08:41 AM
Thanks Guys; Since I first posted, I've talked to several other restorers here in the upper midwest and they have occasional need for the same material. So, we are going to order a minimum order from M-D and have it available for resale.
Thanks for the ideas-- Paul smile.gif

Paul Morris
10-27-2003, 08:41 AM
Thanks Guys; Since I first posted, I've talked to several other restorers here in the upper midwest and they have occasional need for the same material. So, we are going to order a minimum order from M-D and have it available for resale.
Thanks for the ideas-- Paul smile.gif

Paul Morris
10-27-2003, 08:41 AM
Thanks Guys; Since I first posted, I've talked to several other restorers here in the upper midwest and they have occasional need for the same material. So, we are going to order a minimum order from M-D and have it available for resale.
Thanks for the ideas-- Paul smile.gif

Bill Berrisford
10-28-2003, 12:03 PM
Paul-
We frame some of our lift-outs with t-molding from Taco Metals that is made for that purpose. West Marine may be able to get it for you...If not, e-mail me at Skiff Craft.

-Bill

Bill Berrisford
10-28-2003, 12:03 PM
Paul-
We frame some of our lift-outs with t-molding from Taco Metals that is made for that purpose. West Marine may be able to get it for you...If not, e-mail me at Skiff Craft.

-Bill

Bill Berrisford
10-28-2003, 12:03 PM
Paul-
We frame some of our lift-outs with t-molding from Taco Metals that is made for that purpose. West Marine may be able to get it for you...If not, e-mail me at Skiff Craft.

-Bill

John of Phoenix
10-28-2003, 01:20 PM
Try Lee Valley

http://www.leevalley.com/images/item/hardware/fasteners/12k7905s2.jpg

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=2&page=45161&category=3,41306,41320

And Rockler

http://www.rockler.com/rockler/images/21739-md.jpg

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product_details.cfm?&offerings_id=5325&catid=69&objectgroup_id=451

John of Phoenix
10-28-2003, 01:20 PM
Try Lee Valley

http://www.leevalley.com/images/item/hardware/fasteners/12k7905s2.jpg

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=2&page=45161&category=3,41306,41320

And Rockler

http://www.rockler.com/rockler/images/21739-md.jpg

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product_details.cfm?&offerings_id=5325&catid=69&objectgroup_id=451

John of Phoenix
10-28-2003, 01:20 PM
Try Lee Valley

http://www.leevalley.com/images/item/hardware/fasteners/12k7905s2.jpg

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=2&page=45161&category=3,41306,41320

And Rockler

http://www.rockler.com/rockler/images/21739-md.jpg

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product_details.cfm?&offerings_id=5325&catid=69&objectgroup_id=451