Long time since I have posted here, although I am reading so many of the threads lately trying to develop an idea of where and how to proceed with work on the '65 Tradewind. Last month, I was compelled to take her on the road from NYC to Indianaoplis, and the '64 Ford towed her there and back with no problems (w/the tow vehicle.)
It was a good trip, and I was faced with a few issues that, had I not taken the Bean, those issues might not have made themselves evident. The loss of the rear cover-plate (not the thin guage belly-pan) because the black-tank had given way from it's supports has me looking at replacements of both (tank is shot beyond repair.)
Some of the thin-guaged belly-pan will need to be removed because it is corroded, aside from the fact that I noticed some of the steel structure it is covering could use some rust-arresting maintenance. Has anyone ever used fiberglass sheeting (see here for details http://www.thomasregister.com/olc/02834000/high.htm
) as a replacement for the belly-skin? I have read where some out there are less concerned with the cosmetics of the belly (out of sight-out of mind?) and it seems as if this could be a decent replacement (available in 5x10') Has anyone ever gone this route?
Best regards to all...