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Old 06-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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pop-up top rebuild

I have a 1975 starcraft pop up. I am rebuilding the top. I have it off of the trailer and started disassembling. Looks easy enough to rebuild. Would like to know where to buy the aluminum and what guage and type is required for easiest use on the top. I'm looking for one solid piece. I have all the exterior mouldings from the old top. I am looking to cut the corners, bend the edges and fasten to my box I built out of wood, seal the openings then put mouldings in place. Thank you for any help. - mailman
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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I did the same thing today, built a box frame out of 1 x 8 pressure treated, with 1 x 4 pressure treated joists, and 5 mm Luan plywood covering. I am thinking of going with EPDM (rolled rubber roofing) It comes in 10 foot widths, avoiding the seam down the center that I had with the aluminum. I am thinking it might be cheaper than aluminum. You could try local race tracks and find out where they are buying their aluminum for their car bodies.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:19 AM   #3
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You might try your local metal supplier. They generaly sell in bulk to manufacturers but with my experiance if we get a shipment in with any damage it go's back. You could find some deals on some sheet with a bent corner per say. Might even try local salvage yard.
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