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Old 06-22-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Is there any reason I couldn't use sheet aluminum clad to replace a lower radius panel? Or, does the actual panel have some kind of pressed convex shape? Just wondering because I have to replace two lower curves and the rear flat panel and have located sheet material for about $200 total.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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As far as I can tell, only the upper end caps have compound curves.... a quick way to figure it out: take a sheet of paper - if the paper will lay smoothly against the entire panel, the panel is either flat or a conic section - bent in only a single direction. If the paper won't lay flat, it was formed on a wheel or press rather than just bent into position.

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Old 06-23-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Bart!
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:58 AM   #4
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sorry, but all those 70's and on are formed panels. Get ready to fork over the cash on those. 1978, you will need to go to Inland Rv for that...
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I replaced mine with flat sheet, BUT there was some forming involved. See my thread below for details

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f416...nte-26902.html
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I've got the upper panel shown in the pic plus the streetside-front/curbside-rear lower wrap around panel (both NOS Airstream). Let me know if either of these are what you need and maybe we can work out a deal.

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