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Old 09-17-2002, 12:42 PM   #1
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replacement panel

Last summer while on my cross-country trip, one of the tires on my truck blew and shredded. I didn't notice until much later that apparently parts of the steel belting or something had knocked some dents into the curved front panel of the trailer, and had actually put a tear into this panel. I'd like to replace the panel. Will I have to have it fabricated? Or are such available ready-made? My rig is a31-ft '77 sovereign with international package.

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Old 09-18-2002, 10:27 AM   #2
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How about one of the salvage yards listed in the parts forums. A new piece of metal will not match, but it would not be that hard to replace. If they don't have the corner, they should be able to cut a piece large enough to make a new one. The curve is great enough that and the metal thin enough that it can be formed on the frame work. You will need to use the old one for a template as there will be a lot of curve on the top and bottom of the panel.

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Old 09-18-2002, 10:56 AM   #3
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Smile Gravel guards

This makes me real glad that I have the optional gravel guards. At the rally, last weekend, there was a nice '75 International that had a series of dents up the front corner from a blown tire on the truck. Not big dents, but big enough to spoil the appearance of the otherwise clean trailer.
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Old 09-18-2002, 03:34 PM   #4
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John's post brought another thought. Seal the tear and get rock guards. They should cover the damage and repair and prevent anything further.

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Old 09-18-2002, 06:45 PM   #5
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All the segments and quarter panels for the 1969 and up trailers are still available. However, today they are made with "dull" metal instead of the old "shiney" metal.
Only an expert can tell the difference in appearance.

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