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Old 09-13-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Roof dents and front endcap dents

Hi, I have pics of the damage. I just want to get all types of advice before I start. This is a '61 Safari that I am just days away from bringing home. On the Safari forum someone says it looks like a tree limb fell on it. What are your suggestions after looking at pics. Thank you.....Click image for larger version

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Old 09-13-2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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I believe that is a 24' Trade Wind, not a 22' Safari. I can't comment on how successful you might be in lessening the dents because I have no experience in that type of repair. Doubtful you could make them completely go away, but they don't look as bad as some I've seen.
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It looks more like a fire. It's repairable but expensive. If it's a diy job it's still a couple thousand but still repairable. You also need to consider that this will be a complete restore. The floor and frame most likely have issues too. This could easily be 10k to 20k job. And that's doing it all yourself.
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I believe that is a 24' Trade Wind, not a 22' Safari. I can't comment on how successful you might be in lessening the dents because I have no experience in that type of repair. Doubtful you could make them completely go away, but they don't look as bad as some I've seen.


Yes, I researched and I am in agreement that this is a 1961 24 ft. Tradewind.... thanks for pointing that out to me....
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