Originally Posted by 2vets
Starting to gut my tradewind despite snowy weather and I was wondering about the fiberglass endcaps. Any worries or concerns working with 50 year old fiberglass? I would imagine that the rivet holes would be enlarged from movement and also very brittle. When did Airstream switch from interior metal endcaps to aluminum? Do you reinforce them with anything (like fiberglass cloth) before putting them back? Sorry for all the questions (I clearly had too much coffee today!
The original fiberglass headliners (end caps) are very thick and really do not age.
Fiberglass exposed to UV, ages.
Clean them up, reinstall them, and have a cool one.
Worry about maybe, water leaks, caused by bad gaskets, etc.