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Old 11-16-2019, 01:12 PM   #21
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I did a ten inch raise and I used something like 30" c channel. Measure and make it long as you can the more overlap the better.
He stated he wanted 5" overlap. I would use more, but that's what he wanted.
Is it better to have more than what is needed?
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Old 11-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #22
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I did a 24 raise and I just took a chunk of the OE hat channel to a local fabrication shop and got him to custom make 48 hat channel to fit over the existing channel. This put the fabricated channel in the inside which kept the new channel from interfering with installing the exterior sheathing. Cost me $420.

I used farm jacks to raise and tek screws held it all in place for the 10 mile drive to the welder.

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Old 11-16-2019, 03:10 PM   #23
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I did a 24 raise and I just took a chunk of the OE hat channel to a local fabrication shop and got him to custom make 48 hat channel to fit over the existing channel. This put the fabricated channel in the inside which kept the new channel from interfering with installing the exterior sheathing. Cost me $420.

I used farm jacks to raise and tek screws held it all in place for the 10 mile drive to the welder.
How does the channel interfer with hanging metal?
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:20 PM   #24
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He stated he wanted 5" overlap. I would use more, but that's what he wanted.
Is it better to have more than what is needed?
I just figured that would work! Thought I read a build thread where 5" was used. I can go a full 10" on each side I suppose
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:05 PM   #25
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I just figured that would work! Thought I read a build thread where 5" was used. I can go a full 10" on each side I suppose
I think you are adding strength exponentially by welding more than 20" per splice. Gonna be way stronger than before.
I didn't say 5 was not enough, and by more, I meant I would go 6". Any more is wasted material.
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:28 AM   #26
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I just figured that would work! Thought I read a build thread where 5" was used. I can go a full 10" on each side I suppose
More is more. I went ten inches overlap on each end. Its not like its going to hurt.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:47 PM   #27
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I bought my hat channels from a company called "Colorado custom coachworks" They sell them in 3 different lengths, 12", 16", and 20" long. They cost me $20 each. Same price for either size. They matched my channels exactly and just need to be welded in place.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:04 PM   #28
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14" on a TC1000? Are you sure? With that short wheel base and small tires they're hard enough to keep on the road with a little side wind.
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:10 AM   #29
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I bought my hat channels from a company called "Colorado custom coachworks" They sell them in 3 different lengths, 12", 16", and 20" long. They cost me $20 each. Same price for either size. They matched my channels exactly and just need to be welded in place.
Two members of this forum got channel from them and were disappointed. CCC doesn't respond if you have problems. Took people MONTHS to get what they ordered.
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