Howdy folks... Need some ideas in how to fix the floor channel in the front of my trailer where the battery boxes currently are. They are being removed and I am replacing the entire sheet of skin under the front window. It looks like the floor channel was just mashed over to accommodate the battery boxes, however the lower C channel that is supposed to go over the edge of the subfloor does not appear to be there.
Here's a photo so you can hopefully see what I mean...
Should I just try to bend it back up and rivet to the messed up metal? Or should I try to cut out those sections and replace it with spliced in segments of the right channel? I don't know how difficult it would be to try to get spliced in channel under the subfloor. I'm kind of leaning towards trying to bend it back up as a first course of action to see how well that goes.
I have concerns about how much structural strength would be lost by using spliced in segments, though if I could get the lower channel around the subfloor that would probably provide significant strength in holding the shell down it the floor.
Please let me know your thoughts!