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Old 10-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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Check out West System G-Flex epoxy. In the advertisement they cut a roto-molded kayak in half and glue it back together. I've dealt with West System epoxies for several years - a phone call or email gets all the support a weekend warrior wants.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #16
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OK, maybe my way is the Redneck way of doing things but I think it will work, look fine and will last longer than you would think.

What's the best thing in the world to fix anything? DUCKTAPE!!!

I would suggest ducktaping the cracks, then go and get some auto "headliner" in a cream color fabric, auto headliner spray glue.

Within a couple of hours, it will look just like the endcaps in the newer Airstreams.

If anyone can give reason why this will not work I'd like to know, I'm thinking of doing it on a 1974 Overlander.

Enjoy
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:13 PM   #17
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I also have the same problem and this is my next project! I really like the idea of using the aluminum (13) panel approach. Does anyone have the pattern for the panels that they are willing to share?

Is there any threads on this approach? I can't find them

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:25 PM   #18
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OK, maybe my way is the Redneck way of doing things but I think it will work, look fine and will last longer than you would think.

What's the best thing in the world to fix anything? DUCKTAPE!!!

I would suggest ducktaping the cracks, then go and get some auto "headliner" in a cream color fabric, auto headliner spray glue.

Within a couple of hours, it will look just like the endcaps in the newer Airstreams.

If anyone can give reason why this will not work I'd like to know, I'm thinking of doing it on a 1974 Overlander.

Enjoy
That is one way to do it. Didn't you put in an application lately? I can't seem to find it anywhere
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I also have the same problem and this is my next project! I really like the idea of using the aluminum (13) panel approach. Does anyone have the pattern for the panels that they are willing to share?

Is there any threads on this approach? I can't find them

Thanks
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That is some complicated math, but... Divide the end cap by 13 and the window frame by 13 and connect the dots. Terms of service do not allow me to link it, but someone in March 2008 might have photos on their blog of that...
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #20
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Yes, its stuff that should be treated with respect... I forgot the warnings...
Bought a couple of gallons a while back... its not easy to find now here in CA...
Someone said Paint Suppliers have it, but I have not tried to find it yet.

I have worked with MEK/ABS for years... which probably explains why I am brain damaged enough to own a vintage Airstream motorhome...
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:53 PM   #21
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Frank,

I'll take that answer as a "It might just work if done correctly under the right conditions while the Sun is inline with the Moon on the 29th of Feb. and only if it's done between the hours of 12:00-1:00pm PST".

I'm sure you've seen worst in your day in terms of repairs while asking, "How in the world did someone come up with this one, but it worked, maybe"

Oh one last thought, I got the idea from that show "Pimp My Ride" and you know they make real good chicken salad.

Enjoy,
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