Originally Posted by dyldebus
Hi everyone, I was hoping I could get some help identifying if these damaged panels are available to purchase. This is a 1982 Airstream Excella 280 Diesel.
Has anyone done a repair of this magnitude? If so, what's the damage on something like this (financially)? It looks like 2 panels may need to be replaced with a third needing some love.
A pro would probably charge you about 3-3500 to replace 2 panels, but I think you will need the center panels as well, since the window is pushed in at the top
The panels cost 500-600 ea plus shipping and rivets and vulkem. If you do it yourself, I suggest to replace the top center panel first and then the other 2 panels. The reason is that the panels are not really cut to fit, so you have many option on heights when installing the new panels.