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Old 05-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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I have a 1970 GT and I'm wondering what's under the front plastic/fiberglass ceiling insert that houses the control panel, storage locker and speakers?

Bottom-line, if I remove it will there be exposed ribs and insolation or is there an interior skin under there that follow the lines of the trailer?

Thanks in advance- Sal
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #2
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I have a 1970 GT and I'm wondering what's under the front plastic/fiberglass ceiling insert that houses the control panel, storage locker and speakers?

Bottom-line, if I remove it will there be exposed ribs and insolation or is there an interior skin under there that follow the lines of the trailer?

Thanks in advance- Sal
All you will see is some insulation and some wires, and the backside of the exterior metal.

No ribs of any kind.

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There should be insulation, no ribs and the exterior skin.
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so...

Thanks for the quick replies. So, what would it take to replace it with an interior skin that followed the contours of the shell like the early trailers?

I assume the compound curves would be problematic (was hoping there was an interior skin hiding under there).

I'm contemplating a bit of a back date in styling.

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Thanks for the quick replies. So, what would it take to replace it with an interior skin that followed the contours of the shell like the early trailers?

I assume the compound curves would be problematic (was hoping there was an interior skin hiding under there).

I'm contemplating a bit of a back date in styling.

-Sal
Interior metal panels are available, but, they are not cheap.

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Thanks for the quick replies. So, what would it take to replace it with an interior skin that followed the contours of the shell like the early trailers?

I assume the compound curves would be problematic (was hoping there was an interior skin hiding under there).

I'm contemplating a bit of a back date in styling.

-Sal
Easiest way to fill the compound curves will be to make multiple segments. The older trailers had up to 13 segments on the outside. I suspect the best way to get to that point will be to do some serious math then cut card board patterns to try the fit. Then transfer it to whatever metal you plan to use. For spacers you could glue styrofoam blocks to the inside of the outside skin.

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Thanks for the quick replies. So, what would it take to replace it with an interior skin that followed the contours of the shell like the early trailers?

I assume the compound curves would be problematic (was hoping there was an interior skin hiding under there).

I'm contemplating a bit of a back date in styling.

-Sal
Auminum segments for the interior are available. They are used on some of the newer trailers.

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Thanks for the thoughtful responses everyone... looks like I have some thinking to do about how much work I want to make for myself up front.

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