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Old 10-14-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hat and "C" Channel Kits For Sale

I am now stocking roof raise kits of hat and "c" channel that fits correctly.
Hat channel will run $7.50/lf, and the "C" at $5.50/lf. Fabricated using the hat channel for my Genesis.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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That's awesome, man.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:34 PM   #3
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I am now stocking roof raise kits of hat and "c" channel that fits correctly.
Hat channel will run $7.50/lf, and the "C" at $5.50/lf. Fabricated using the hat channel for my Genesis.
that caught me by surprise - l had no idea it was that expensive
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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that caught me by surprise - l had no idea it was that expensive
Place in Colo. is charging $20 for a 12" hat with "C" channel
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:07 PM   #5
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Place in Colo. is charging $20 for a 12" hat with "C" channel
is that the guy that builds wagon wheels? - l could believe that - he takes a lot of time while looking for perfection - i'm thinking my best plan is to look for a $500 non running bus, take what I need from it and use the rest for storage ( I'm always short of storage )
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that caught me by surprise - l had no idea it was that expensive
It isn't that expensive -- if a person is willing to do the leg work to find a metal shop capable of making the parts and then communicate accurately with the shop so that the finished goods work. But some people don't know a local shop, aren't comfortable ordering custom parts, or simply want convenience. Now they have another option.
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:41 PM   #7
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It isn't that expensive -- if a person is willing to do the leg work to find a metal shop capable of making the parts and then communicate accurately with the shop so that the finished goods work. But some people don't know a local shop, aren't comfortable ordering custom parts, or simply want convenience. Now they have another option.
And if you ordered enough for your job only you would pay much more than when buying in quantity.
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Marc- next time I'm out at my bus shed I'll measure a piece of Ward hat channel for you. It should be the same as what you have but I'll find out. That way you can sell them for IC/Ward/AmTrans
Are you going to order up some bluebird spec?
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Marc- next time I'm out at my bus shed I'll measure a piece of Ward hat channel for you. It should be the same as what you have but I'll find out. That way you can sell them for IC/Ward/AmTrans
Are you going to order up some bluebird spec?
If someone will take measurements like I posted, I'll consider it if they are different.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:08 AM   #10
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If someone will take measurements like I posted, I'll consider it if they are different.
I believe you will need more than the three measurements you have pictured.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:27 AM   #11
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And if you ordered enough for your job only you would pay much more than when buying in quantity.
Quantity purchasing can definitely make a big difference.

Back in the olden days I handled purchasing for a small electronics manufacturer. If I needed on part for a prototype I could run down to Radio Shack and buy, for example, a two pack of 1N914's for $1. When we started production we would order 10,000 for $0.02 each.

When it comes to the C channel I did the legwork and had them made for a bit over $6 each.

I am sure that if you ordered enough for multiple buses at once you could probably get a much better price.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:40 AM   #12
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I believe you will need more than the three measurements you have pictured.
Such as? Other than the width of the wings.
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Such as? Other than the width of the wings.
As you stated, width of wings and also spacing between the wings. Not all hat channel is square. On our Thomas the top of the hat is narrower than the base or brim of the hat. Not much of a difference, but it is there.


So you might need the following measurements: 1) top of the hat; 2) width of the wings; 3) spread of the wings; 4) height of the top of the hat from the bottom of the wings; 5) Thickness of the metal.


I hope this helps.
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:06 PM   #14
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In stock and ready to ship for an International.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:30 AM   #16
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Sweet work Marc. As soon as I find the correct bus I will become a customer.
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