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Old 07-01-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Any chance to find a piece of Bambi skin ?

I was literally 2 rivets away from finishing the exterior skin portion, of a frame off restoration of a 1963 Bambi. I had no glass in the front window. A wind storm brew in, a gust hit the front so hard, it popped the door open, and the door handle hit the side hard enough to make this dent.

Broke my heart

The lower panel is a flat sheet that simply wraps front-to-side. However the panel above, has a compound curve top-to-bottom, and front-to-back.

Any idea where I could get a replacement panel for a 1963 Bambi ?
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:00 PM   #2
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A friend of mine is a custom metal fabricator and uses an english wheel to fix that sort of stuff. There is a small shop that repairs Airstreams in town here and they take hail damaged and such panels to him to fix, have not seen the results but he is very particular and says they turn out good.
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