Safari62, Your correct, the '65 has fiberlgass endcaps and has Zolatone interior. Stripping will add a different feel, personal preference.
I agree, I would not re-skin. I have about 45-50 hours into stripper my interior, and removing all my panels, but it cost about $100.
I am replacing my floor, so getting dirty wasn't an issue, plus my appliances had already been removed.
My panels did end up pretty good though, but if they were beat up I would replace.
Maybe just doing a couple would add the same feel, but be less work for someone.
Anywho, I used Kleen Strip Aircraft stripper for 2 layers, scraping with plastic bondo style scrapers.
Then I used Citristrip with Scrubbers, and then final step was dipping the scrubber into Mineral spirits and scrubbing off. A final wipe down with Spirits left it pretty good, and has a milled look.
I just pulled all panels last week, and even though I haven't re-installed yet, I think I would still keep what I could.
The biggest thing I think is if someone is doing a full re-do (as I am).
I think if someone is just looking to do some sprucing up, then by all means strip. Panel replacement would be some work for sure. I didn't really care, I was so concerned with getting the old insulation out.
ASIcons: What year/size are you installing wallpaper?
I wouldn't bother personally.
Thanks in advance!