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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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Hi need some help, I purchased new Panel Retaining Strips, is there a trick to install them? Or maybe a tool? I can't get them to go over the channel. Any ideas or suggestion would be great. Thanks
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Hi need some help, I purchased new Panel Retaining Strips, is there a trick to install them? Or maybe a tool? I can't get them to go over the channel. Any ideas or suggestion would be great. Thanks
Where'd you source the strips? I'd like to have a couple hundred feet.
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Back in the old days when the roof strips would pop loose we would use a pair of pliers to spread the metal track in the roof.
Stick one handle in the track and use the other handle to spread the track.
You may need to squeeze the track together to get the roof strips onto it.
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Back in the old days when the roof strips would pop loose we would use a pair of pliers to spread the metal track in the roof.
Stick one handle in the track and use the other handle to spread the track.
You may need to squeeze the track together to get the roof strips onto it.
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Where'd you source the strips? I'd like to have a couple hundred feet.
Dupree Products. They are listed under “vintage Bluebird parts”
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Back in the old days when the roof strips would pop loose we would use a pair of pliers to spread the metal track in the roof.
Stick one handle in the track and use the other handle to spread the track.
You may need to squeeze the track together to get the roof strips onto it.


Can you go over this again? not understanding what you are saying. does plastic go in the aluminum track or on the outside of the track?
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Inside the track
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Inside the track
wrong,they go outside the track.
FYI,I have nothing to do with Dupree Products,that business belongs to Steve Birtles.
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Warm it up with a hair dryer or carefully with a heat gun. It will flex easier and snap on with much less effort.
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On my 83 it goes on the outside and it's a very tight fit! I have to get it started on the end of the strip and then either get your Mike Tyson fist ready for 10 rounds or tape over the strips and use a rubber mallet. It doesn't "snap" into place exactly, you gotta move 1/2" at a time down the strip.
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