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Old 02-07-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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I have a beauty of a 55 flying cloud whaletail with a dent in the front curve passengers side. Looking for a wreker or replacement panels, help??? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
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I have a beauty of a 55 flying cloud whaletail with a dent in the front curve passengers side. Looking for a wreker or replacement panels, help??? Thanks
A photo would be a great help as to which panel.

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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Make them. I have a 57 Overlander that needed a few. The metal is flatstock, use the old ones as templets.The three pics are before, during, and after
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Incredibly! You yourself have repaired this?!?
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YES!!!!!!!

Now to be honest. I have read a tremendous number of posts here on the forums. Many people have shared what they know and others have answered my questions.

And than there is Tim. He is the one that helped me find my way to a vintage trailer and he is my buck riveting partner.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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We've replaced panels on our '56 Safari too...our damage wasn't nearly as bad as BradS' but the end results are the same. It's actually fun! I'm the shooter & Mr.InsideOut is the bucker...

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It's actually fun! I'm the shooter & Mr.InsideOut is the bucker...
So... in other words you're actually OutsideIn.
He's InsideOut.
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So if your mom helps you redo Airstream panels, would she be a mother bucker?

Satan made me say it!
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So... in other words you're actually OutsideIn.
He's InsideOut.
I guess so...at least in this respect!

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I have a similar issue with replacing curved panels on a 56 Safari. I would ask Brad or others how they rolled the edge on the flat replacement panels to match the original. If an edge bead roller was used can you elaborate on it and its use?
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I have a similar issue with replacing curved panels on a 56 Safari. I would ask Brad or others how they rolled the edge on the flat replacement panels to match the original. If an edge bead roller was used can you elaborate on it and its use?
I looked at forming the edge detail myself. I purchased a bead roller from Harbor Freight and experimented for a while.

What I ended up doing was going to a small sheet metal shop that is near by and asked what they could do. I cut out oversized blanks, took them to the sheet metal shop, they put the edge on them and I resized and installed them.I replaced 11 segments on the front and am replacing 5 more on the back. It cost me $120.00 total for the edge work. Money well spent I think

Hope this helps, look at "I found the leak" thread, you can see what Ive done to date

Hope this helps

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Old 02-11-2011, 08:09 PM   #13
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Brad, wow great info. I have a 53 Cruiser with a few dents in the rear right upper. I was just going to bang them out and see how it looked but maybe I will look into this myself. Thanks for sharing.
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Brads,
Thanks for the advice. I also purchased the Harbor Freight bead roller but found it to be of no use for edge rolling. Hopefully I can find a sheet metal shop in our area. Good work. It is always great to see a 13 panel being rescued.
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