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Old 04-14-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Advice on fixing this dent

I would appreciate some advice on fixing this dent in a 91 29 excella that I just purchased.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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I have a similar dent on the other side same location. Its smaller so i think i can live with it but knowing me i will tackle it some day. If you could get behind the inner wall you might be able to press it out somewhat. Maybe make it look a bit better.

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Old 04-14-2009, 06:36 PM   #3
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I would appreciate some advice on fixing this dent in a 91 29 excella that I just purchased.
Trying to push it out would more than likely make it look worse.

Replacing the quarter panel, is the only real fix.

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Old 04-14-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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Is that some kind of patch over it? Is the patch covering a tear? You may be able to pull it out somewhat with a "Ding King" and may be able to roll it out from the inside witn a bed frame rollerif you take off the interior skin. But, for a perfect fix you will need to replace the panel
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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Patch

I talked to the PO and there was no tear. He just put some aluminum tape over it. Dont really understand the reasoning. My guess I will have to heat it up when I get a chance and see if I can get it off.
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I actually worked with some dent pro tools on a panel in the right front. The results were pretty good. Most people dont notice it unless the light hits it just right or i point it out. Worst case i guess you could have the panel replaced but why not try if your going to do that anyways..

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #7
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david-benjo here...nice to meet you too. hey, i know where you can get that panel replacement. pm and i can pass you some info on it. actually he's not too far from you. also, check my blog for trailwind pics. met an older guy today that owns a 48 or 49 liner. just sinking in his backyard. he also has a 78 airstream back there as well. take care, -b
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My immediate concern is that dent looks like a path for water to get onto the rear floor of the trailer.
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Richard. My concern too!!!! May be doing some tearout this weekend to see.
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Great, GREAT trailer. That is going to be so cool. Loved the pics on your blog. I will pm you. david
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I wonder if you could take off the trim, remove the banana wrap and slide something up behind the panel from the outside and push it out. I have a similar larger dent on the other side, and have thought about maybe trying that approach...
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Aluminum Tape Repair

Now I see the purpose of the tape.
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Wow... that is painful to see. I would think replacing the whole panel/skin would be the best fix, I am sorry to see you have to deal with this. I certainly wish you luck in taking care of this. I wonder what caused this damage?
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Rut Row.... sorry to see that under the tape. It seemed too good to be true when the PO told you that he just put the tape over it.. over what? well now we know. Looks like she is going to get a new section. What about that fix for the rear end sag. It kinda looks like elephant ears on each rear side. Maybe its cheaper and would suffice. Maybe it just wouldnt look right either. I dont know where the picture is. Maybe someone can find it.

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