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Old 12-19-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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Crease Removal

Looking at what is listed as a 1967 International in 24 foot size. It has what looks like to deep creases in the right rear quarterpanel. The is a less deep crease or scratch running the middle three fourths of the right side.

Interior needs some cleanup and reattaching some things taken out to repair and never replaced. Typical on many of these restorations the owner finds out he is not capable of doing. Not worried too
much on these.

From previous reading it seems that the only way to really fix the panels is repacement. Probably expensive and hard to match the rest of the trailer without a lot of cleaning and polishing. These are my biggest concerns. Maybe some dents in the top left of the rear. Haven't seen it in person, just photographs. Trying to determine if the six hour round trip drive is worth it.

Picture of the side in question attached. Opinions much appreciated.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
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One guy's opinion...

You could replace all those panels - or be creative with a patch (on both sides) that carries the feel of this:


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Old 12-19-2016, 09:21 PM   #3
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That is at least a $$$$$$ job to replace those panels or you could just chaulk them up as battle scars. Cost could easily exceed the value of the trailer.
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One guy's opinion...

You could replace all those panels - or be creative with a patch (on both sides) that carries the feel of this:

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I would rather have a pristine 1957 Chevy rather than a ratty Airstream.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:25 PM   #5
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Picture from a different angle

An angle from the front.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:35 PM   #6
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I would rather have a pristine 1957 Chevy rather than a ratty Airstream.

Sorry - I thought you wanted opinions? That was my honest opinion. The crease evoked a sweeping '50's fin to my eye.

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Before I slink off to the dark - check out this thread - quite a few non-ratty, impressive, artistic approaches to my eye - your mileage may vary:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...hes-68104.html

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:58 PM   #7
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Yes, as a possible example of what you might mean, here is a picture of someone who dealt with skin imperfections by tooling a whale (and some other nautical creatures) onto the side of his Airstream. This was taken at a rally two years ago in Gunnison, Coloroado. I think he did a pretty good job. I'm sorry I don't recall his name or story.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:49 AM   #8
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Leave the crease and call it patina.
Its part of its history!
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:00 AM   #9
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Just a guess for the aluminum repair:
- if you did it: $1500-$2000.00 in materials
- if you had it done: $5000.00

Remember, ... this is only a half a$$ guess......................
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Sorry - I thought you wanted opinions? That was my honest opinion. The crease evoked a sweeping '50's fin to my eye.

Note to self.... 😳

Before I slink off to the dark - check out this thread - quite a few non-ratty, impressive, artistic approaches to my eye - your mileage may vary:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...hes-68104.html

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No, I appreciated your comment and was quite serious in preferring a pristine 57 Chevy to a ratty 70's Airstream. I'm old enough to remember when the 55 to 57 Chevy hot rods were still commonly seem at the drive diners and movies.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:16 AM   #11
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Just a guess for the aluminum repair:
- if you did it: $1500-$2000.00 in materials
- if you had it done: $5000.00

Remember, ... this is only a half a$$ guess......................
He wants $9,500 for it and listed it wrong. It is a 26' Overlander Twin and the interior is original and well worn. Probably quite similar to old car restoration. After spending $60,000 you have a car worth $45,000. And you could have went out and bought one for $45,000 and saved a lot of time and work.
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:45 PM   #12
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I would also pass due to the need to replace everything in the trailer too. You could try and get by with keeping the old, but in your words the trailer is worn on the inside.

You would need to look at the frame and floor to tell how big a job it would be.

For that money you should be looking for something a lot newer, unless you want the vintage look.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:06 PM   #13
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Post 5 looks a bit hammered

Your picture in post 5 is a bit telling. It looks more extensive than just a crease. Not really patina. If it's what you are looking to buy, go see it and haggle. If it's just a flip, maybe not worth your time. Must admit, there are a lot of folks who seem drawn to renovate an older trailer. It's kind of a rite of passage. Can't see it, but ownership, through sweat equity, has a lot of pride built into the value. Good Luck with your decision. Pat
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No, I appreciated your comment and was quite serious in preferring a pristine 57 Chevy to a ratty 70's Airstream. I'm old enough to remember when the 55 to 57 Chevy hot rods were still commonly seem at the drive diners and movies.

My bad then...sorry for misunderstanding what you meant.

Beauty being in the eye of the beholder, I think even with the crease, it's still a beauty (but I don't believe I'd pay the asking price).

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price is too high...especially if the interior and what lurks beneath is not so great..
You might be getting into deep stuff.

At 6-7,000 its a possibility
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