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Old 09-01-2006, 07:42 PM   #15
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Two dents in the rear quarter panels of my unit only cost $4500 to replace. Enjoy it with the dents.
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Old 09-02-2006, 10:01 AM   #16
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thank you for the replies

I just got back from working out of town and read all of the replies to my question. What a wonderful forum we have here!
I have decided to pass on this 1964 GT. After learning what you all had to say about repairing this kind of damage, it is not all that great a deal. I will have to keep on looking for my Airstream. One of you asked me to post a picture so here we go.
Please let me know if one of you has a Globe Trotter that you need to sell. I would like a decent shell.
Thank all of you again! Steve
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:59 AM   #17
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I just got back from working out of town and read all of the replies to my question. What a wonderful forum we have here!
I have decided to pass on this 1964 GT. After learning what you all had to say about repairing this kind of damage, it is not all that great a deal. I will have to keep on looking for my Airstream. One of you asked me to post a picture so here we go.
Please let me know if one of you has a Globe Trotter that you need to sell. I would like a decent shell.
Thank all of you again! Steve
The segments for 1968 and older trailers, are for most part, in extremely short supply.

Airstream sold all that they had to us a number of years ago. At this point, some of the segments for the 1968 and older trailers, are no longer available.

You must then use segments from a 1969 or newer trailer.

The bubble or blister or contour if you wish will not be an exact match.

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Old 09-03-2006, 02:18 AM   #18
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goodluck there Steve ,

that is one nasty dent to repair ,if the deal could not be made considering the dent ,then ,yes you move on ahead for a nicer shell .Our 60 trwnd has
some skin issues ,the suicide door dent on the road (before I owned it ) but
Its mostely repaired working it carefully back as much as is possible anyway.
We can live with some not so perfect problems ,as it has some ,this trailer
saw some caravan duty so I say it has some tales to tell (the damages inflicted) and character.

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Old 09-05-2006, 04:50 PM   #19
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I am facing some similar dents in my "62 Bambi. I think from the inside removing the pannels and pushing the dents out would be the best solution...but I am also wondering if some of those paintless dent removing systems would work. Maybe someone else has used that before? All in all, I would not allow something like that to prohibit you from getting it. the best part of having an Airstream is all the work that goes with them.
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:57 PM   #20
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The dents can be minimized but I doubt you will completely remove them short of replacing the segments.
Aluminum has a bad habit of stretching when dented, so when you go to put it back where it belongs you have too much metal.

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Old 09-05-2006, 06:55 PM   #21
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Thanks for the help. I am going to keep looking for something a little better. I was hoping for the best but needed help getting back to reality.
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:11 PM   #22
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. . . about your encounter with flying saucers, who bumped into you, believing your A/S was the mother ship. The position of the bumps is just where you would expect contact from outer space. Have some fun and enjoy your A/S rather than be concerned about a little character enhancement.--Frank S
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:08 PM   #23
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I have a dent identical to yours, and the other day I was sitting in a pharmacy waiting for meds. and right next to me was this 'HANDLE' with suction cups for old folks to stick in the right places. Twenty five dollars thats not bad! ...hmmm I wonder...if I attach these suction cups to a dent will it pop it out? hmmm we must have had the same owners at some time and they just had to back into that particular place..Ha!
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:42 PM   #24
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Thanks for the help. I am going to keep looking for something a little better. I was hoping for the best but needed help getting back to reality.
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The "tickle" on the right was one thing, but that one on the left, you'd have had a hard time making up enough lies to justify it, unless the po made you a offer you could not refuse.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:14 PM   #25
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Question Dents and removing them from the inside

I see that most of the posts in this thread were done a long time back. Did you ever try to remove the dents? Did you do it from the inside?

I looked at the inside of mine and it appears that it is one complete section which includes the shower... was yours like that?

Anyone else who has removed the inside, please let me know how you did it and if you got it back together...

I only had one dent, until a 80 mile an hour wind storm that blew a block of wood over a buildiing and into the corner of my Safari. It made a dent and a slight scratch.... If I can get the dents out, I can live with the scratch...

Any help or suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
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I had much the same type of dent on my 66 24' Tradewind. Found a good dent wizard to take most of it out. He drilled a hole in the window frame, used his special tools and then plugged the hole with an insert. 95% of the dent vanished. A bunch less then replacing metal.
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