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Old 05-24-2006, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good place for siding for enclosed trailer?

Building a 25' gooseneck and want to make it an enclosed trailer with bed up front.

Where can I order siding from? I don't care if it is smooth side or not.

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Old 05-24-2006, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Building a 25' gooseneck and want to make it an enclosed trailer with bed up front.

Where can I order siding from? I don't care if it is smooth side or not.

Thanks,
Chris
Got some place close that sells aluminum? White 4x8 sheets go for $50 here in KS.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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United aluminum up on 1-17 and Indian school has a lot of stuff. I know they had sheets last time I was in there, the ones that interlock. 602-263-0834.
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curious as to how it will be contructed ?

metal frame with plywood then glue alum to it ?

can you buy the cool corner rounded pieces somewhere?

any pics ?

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curious as to how it will be contructed ?

metal frame with plywood then glue alum to it ?

can you buy the cool corner rounded pieces somewhere?

any pics ?

-mike
X2 I always thought the aluminum sheets were just riveted over eachother with some caulk between them where they overlap.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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curious as to how it will be contructed ?

metal frame with plywood then glue alum to it ?

can you buy the cool corner rounded pieces somewhere?

any pics ?

-mike

Not exactly sure how it will all be done. Right now I have a bare flatbed frame. I will try and take pics during progress.
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Take a look at this stuff: http://www.alpolic-usa.com/Products/ACM.html

Around here the local glazing company can special order it at about $3.50 per square foot. It is structural in the 4mm and 6mm depending on support spacing, though. Wouldn't need to affix it to anything other than the frame.
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X2 I always thought the aluminum sheets were just riveted over eachother with some caulk between them where they overlap.
Yes, that is the way semi trailers are built, buck riveted to the posts and caulked before assembly to seal it.

Maybe you could buy a van body and bolt that on, or a semi sleeper cab
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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We got our white coated aluminum in 8 ft wide rolls from a place in Hollister CA. That and white powdercoated rivets and some polished stainless steel trimming and we were good to go!

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I have been pondering constructing a box for the front of my gooseneck also. I was thinking about using 4 ft wide sheets of painted galvalume (sp?). It comes in flat sheets and is rolled for use in roofing so some companies that sell the roofing will also have large rolls. Best part about this stuff is it cheap.
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We got our white coated aluminum in 8 ft wide rolls from a place in Hollister CA. That and white powdercoated rivets and some polished stainless steel trimming and we were good to go!

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I have been pondering constructing a box for the front of my gooseneck also. I was thinking about using 4 ft wide sheets of painted galvalume (sp?). It comes in flat sheets and is rolled for use in roofing so some companies that sell the roofing will also have large rolls. Best part about this stuff is it cheap.
Do you have a place that sells the flat stuff? All I can find is the corrugated stuff.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A few years ago I helped a friend reside a 36 foot gooseneck, after a lot of searching we found the best price at a sign shop for alum. this was 4x8 sheets. We ended up having to order ours from a trailer shop because haulmark used 49" wide sheets

We used stainless screws with a button head to screw it to the framework.

I talked to a friend just after we finished that was building a hauler out of a semi and they were useing a one piece fiberglass side panel that they could glue over there plywood sides. The fiberglass must have been pretty thin b/c it was shipped rolled up. I have lost touch with them and have no idea how it worked or if they ever finished it, sorry.

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Old 07-01-2007, 12:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Don't recall the name of the place but I've left a message with a friend so hopefully he'll remember... I'll should be able to get the name one way or another. I may go riding at Hollister Hills OHV park later today so I may be able to swing by the place and get the name that way lol!

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My father built a neat little camper a couple years ago. He purchased pre painted aluminum sheets from a local trailer dealer for reasonable money. Might want to check it out.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Check with local pole barn suppliers. We get them to sell us the sheet metal the form into the raised panel siding (barn tin) before they send it thru the rollers. They get it in huge rolls so they can cut you whatever lenght you like..

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Old 07-03-2007, 06:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Just get with a local trailer shop that sells enclosed trailers, they should be able to order the flat sheets in many different colors. Much of it does come 49" wide, this is so that it will over lap to help seal. You can use a thin double sided sealer tape, or caulking to make the seal. Instead of rivets, use a self-tapping screw. Most enclosed trailers use them. They look like a torx head screw, but a square bit is what really fits them. The alum. sheets go directly over the steel uprights on enclosed trailers with the plywood inner wall on the inside of the uprights. This creates a small space between the wood and the siding. This can be used to add insulation if you wanted.

Oh, most enclosed trailer sales yards can order the sheets for you, but understand that the manufactures usually only ship the sheets inside of the trailers so that they don't get damaged. So be sure to ask the dealer when they are getting their next load of trailers. You can also get the little screws from them, and most of the manufactures parts dept.'s can also get you the square bit if you needed it.
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might also try a roundy round racecar fab shop. I seen some at a buddys shop in white red and blue colors. They use it to make the body panels out of.
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We did not get the siding in Hollister--got confused I think we got windows in Hollister... The place is in Salinas, Ca and is called Valley Fab. I can get the phone # if you can not locate it.

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Do you have a place that sells the flat stuff? All I can find is the corrugated stuff.
Benton metal depot in Statesboro Ga. Most the flat stuff is pressed to make the corrugated stuff.
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I found a place that sells materials for signs. They can get 4'x10' sheets of polar white .040 aluminum. If you order more than 10 sheets the price is only $53/sheet. I went with them. I should have it by friday.
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Just got to my house. The sheets look great. Far cheaper than buying from an actual metal supplier.

$20 to $50 per sheet cheaper depending on what place you call.
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