Board thickness : 7.3mm / 5/16"
Unequal legs, perfect for offset hardware
Hybrid Tongue & Groove Extrusion - Mates with itself. Operates on a “mirror image” concept, almost like two W’s coming together when the lid closes. This not only provides for a much tighter lid closure, but is also a great benefit if you should make a bad cut. This way you don’t end up running short of either the separate tongue or groove. One Hybrid extrusion plays the part of two traditional separate tongue & groove sections. Also see our calculation example below in determining the amount you'll need for your project (numbers are rounded for ease of understanding). If you have any questions regarding how this functions after taking a look at it, please refer to the FlexiCase Design Tool documents entitled "Hybrid Tongue & Groove Explained" and "Standard Split-Dish Twist Latch Cutout", or contact us, or see our video tutorial on hybrids.
NOTE: Mill finish unanodized extrusions can commonly incur surface abrasions during shipment from rubbing together if they incur harsh handling during the shipment process. This is not abnormal, and is easy to remedy by rubbing the extrusions with some #0000 Fine Grade Steel Wool, cheaply available at any hardware store.
ALWAYS do a test fit with your sticks to familiarize yourself with how they mate before cutting.
NOTE: Even though the legs are a different length when you look at the cutaway, once the lid is closed, the design provides for an equal dimension of exposed extrusion on either side of the closure seam.
Having difficulty determining how much Hybrid T & G you need? The formula is easy and as follows:
Determine the total perimeter distance (circumference) of your case opening by adding up the length of each 4 sides that make up the case opening and multiply by 2
Example: If you have a trunk style case that is 40" side to side and 20" front to back, your formula would be: 40+40+20+20 = 120 x 2 = 240
So, 240" (which is 20 ft., which is 3 sticks) minimum amount of of Hybrid T & G required. But as we always recommend, it's always a good idea to purchase a little more than needed for unfoerseen errors. Better to have that extra stick than to run short in the middle of our project, or if you make a bad cut.
Rivets Required For Installation: Varies depending on length of section used, as well as associated parts that may be riveted through it.
Depending on your case design some rivets may require backing washers. Most rivets will install through the interior leg of the extrusion and therefore require no backing washers.
All Cases utilizing 1/4" wall panels.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED CASE DIMENSIONS:
Typically, cases 130 pounds or less and, or, with an overal dimension of 120 inches or less (width + depth + height)
- All Cases
ASSOCIATED COMPATIBLE PARTS:
- All Of Our Corner Braces.
- Mates with itself
Material: Mill Finished Aluminum
See Parts Pictures Above
Tounge In Groove
This metal lid trim is awesome... The fitment is spot On and I'm very happy how well it wotks... I will most def order more in the future for more Flight Cares Builds... Cause I can't stop Won't Stop
Best Extrusion ever used
Ok I'm going to make a generalized review of all my purchased items to make my road case with the Diy Road Cases products. -Corners: I used to buy my road cases part from other seller and after tried Diy Road Cases corners I saw those corner are nothing compared with these guys products, simply better, heavy duty! -Latches: Well nothing else to say about it because are made well and look sharp, I like it! -Casters: OMG the best caster the (Blue) professional heavy duty casters for less, love it! -Corners Brace: Nice and sharp. -Extrusion Angle and Hybrid Tongue: I have to congrats to the one who invented those Hybrid Tongue because with my last provider Extrusion I had to create a freaking special tool to break it in half to separated both parts and I got fingers scratched, dent on my extrusion finish, simply horrible, now with these DIY Road Cases Extrusion and Hybrid Tongue it's a breeze make my road cases, thank you guys for this invent I like it! -Handles: Very solid and seem to be heavy duty as well, recommended! -Foam and ABS: Well not much to say here but I like it, and they look like good quality material, recommended. -Shipping and Support: Guys I have to make an stop here and say THANK YOU TO THE DIY TEAM from the one who process the order to the guys who prepare and ship the goods because they did such a great job sending me all my parts in time record and I appreciate that a lot because I could finish my project right on time! IF YOU'RE REALLY LOOKING FOR THE BEST AND CHEAP ROAD CASES SUPPLIER THEN YOU JUST FOUND IT! I do recommend DIY Road Cases for your personal or professional projects, I'm not an DIY worker but I'm talking from the bottom of my heart because I feel happy after such as good service and products, I hope this review help you decide where to put you money and nothing better than these guys! Thank you DIY Road Cases, I'll be back for more soon!
I look like a pro!
In order to get a good fit, I strap my entire case together (with the lid in the closed position), make sure the groves are nested well and then put on the corners. These extrusions look great.
These hybrid extrusions are genius. I was able to cut my pieces in 10 minutes with a chop saw with minimal waste.
Easy to use and nice closure - be mindful of construction details and use deluxe corner braces!
This extrusion worked as I had hoped, however, keep in mind that one side of the channel is slightly longer than the other (this is clear to see in the dimensions photo). I only mention it for those that may notice. This will not pose a problem if you are using the large (deluxe) corner braces, but medium braces or smaller may not cover the gap that will be present in certain situations. Unless you cut a relief into perpendicular extrusions that butt against the tongue and groove extrusion, you will have this gap on the exterior of one side and the interior of the opposite. Having both sides of the channel the same length is the only thing that would make this product better. So I highly recommend using the deluxe corner braces in conjuntion with this for ease of construction and a uniform appearance. As always, communication and shipping time was excellent! Great experience with DIY Roadcases!
make sure to familiarize yourself with how they work, after that they offer a tight fit. great prodcut
Got used to it
Once I got the hang of it, I really like this compared to the traditional tongue and groove
Better Than Others
this tongue and groove is so much better than the other kind that is actually two different extrusions. the fit is so much tighter.