I finally got brave and brought the GT home from storage and started removing the inner skin to see how extensive the damage is and how much will need to be repaired. My friend Scott Goranson always tells me that he hasn't done "it" but he knows I can. He is a five rivet member so he must know what he is talking about
So today I got a real awakening about the full extent of the damage. The GT had been repaired before I bought it. The front bow was replaced with one made of galvanized metal. The shape isn't even close to the correct arc and the rivets on the curb side of the two segments don't attach to the bow.
Bow number two, the one just behind the entry door has been spliced at the kitchen counter height and several other places towards the floor on the street side.
The two half bows, one from each side of the trailer are bent down and aren't attached to the roof skin with any rivets.
The rear bow that holds the inner and outer caps is badly bent and deformed at the arc on the street side and will have to be replaced up to the center point. I will have a huge project to get the bows replaced.
When I get the bows in I then have to replace the front and rear lower corners and two end cap segments on both the front and rear of the trailer.Last but not least will be replacing the side skin on the street side.
Question, is it worth all the work involved or should I just buy a trailer with good metal and build a nice interior and polish it?
I'm attaching photos so you can get a first hand look at the beast. Sorry about the photos, I'm an old fart and don't know how to post them