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Old 16-10-2008, 15:05   #1
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Looking for aluminum extrusions

I have an aluminum extrusion shaped like this: see it as one piece, joined at the top (I can't make a simple drawing):

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I am using it as a support for a traveller, spanning the cabintop and supported at the extremities with vertical blocks to keep the span horizontal on a curved cabintop. It is pitted after many years of attack by the elements and can't be made any prettier for anodizing. My only options are to hibuild epoxy and LPU the extrusion, or find another similar one. The lower bases are about 1" wide, each, and the overall width is about 3 1/2", total length is 9 feet. It's about 1/8" thick. The traveller track bolts through it with a nut and washer on the underside of the upper horizontal portion. The total height is 1" above the base legs.

I have tried all my local (San Diego) suppliers and no one has a clue. I originally got it from a surplus metal place, but alas, no more can be found. Anyone have an idea where one could purchase a short section of such extrusion?
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Old 16-10-2008, 17:26   #2
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Aloha Roy,
ALCO Iron and Metal Company in San Leandro. Look them up on the web and find their phone number. If they don't have it then it doesn't exist.
Let me know how they treat you when you call. I've never had anything but the best of luck with them.
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Have you tried these guys?

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