Oh Man! I had a bad work day on "Bob" on Sunday. I started replacing all the rotten framing in the upper corners where the ceiling meets the walls. I cut down new strips and was all ready, but the darn things will NOT fit back in! I Kinda got it back on, but I'm un-sure how to replace the curved edges where the J-channel screws into.
Any ideas / helpful experience would be MUCH appreciated.
One trick I stumbled across was taking the long, wedge-shaped wood pieces left over from trimming new rafters (cut from a 2x4, two or three feet long, 2.5" deep at the blunt end, tapering down to a sharp point), and inserting them point down between the side skin and the studs, and point inward between the roof skin and the rafters, to hold the skin apart, widening the opening and giving much more room to work the wood into place. Sure cut down on the aluminum wounds to my hands and wrists. The only curves I had were heavy plywood corners, so I can't help ya there (it's a '76, all straight lines). Make sure to drill pilot holes for the new screws, especially if you use any plywood. I hate butyl stuff because it's so hard to remove, but definitely put a good squirt of it or something else in the screw holes. My hands hurt just thinking about taking the skin apart again.