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Old 06-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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What's under there?

Hello all,

We recently purchased a 1965 Sovreign. Haven't started the restoration yet, but just gaining an understanding of what we want to do.

I have been wondering what will be under the interior end caps both front and rear. The front is fiberglass and the rear bath area is gloss fiberglass or plastic. I am hoping to find an inner aluminum skin that can be polished.

Thank you for your responses in advance. I have been reading in these forums a lot. There is much information to be mined from this site.

Good day,
Dan
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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Sorry....the caps are just that. The next thing you get to is the outer skin. I have seen a fiberglass cap replaced with segments like a 13 panel earlier model.....but that is a job.
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Thanks for your response, even though it is not the answer that I wanted to hear. I guess that is the way things are.

So there are those who have replaced the fiberglass caps with the thirteen aluminum panels. Does any one know if blueprints are available as to the dimensions of these panels? I have access to CNC laser and plasma cutting equipment, so the cutting of these panels would not be a huge challenge. Are these panels rolled into shape before installing or do they just conform to the ribs?

I know this sounds like a big job, but I don't particularly care for the fiberglass look either. Thanks again for your help and responses in advance.

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They are simple flat panels. Lets search the Forums...or ask.
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