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Old 05-24-2020, 04:59 PM   #1
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1987 31' Excella
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Question Roof panel damage repair

A PO removed the entire rear exterior endcap and ended up causing damage to the roof panels that run all the way down the trailer. I obviously want to avoid replacing the entire roof panels.

Any ideas out there on how to fix these bent up panels? I thought about cutting these sections out down to the nearest rib, which is about a 1 foot section, and putting in a new piece of aluminum. That way at least I can get these edges nice and flat and clean looking, and sealed well. Does anyone see any possible problems with that?

I do have the interior skins off, so I know I can just seal it really good from the inside, but I also want the exterior to look good.

any thoughts are much appreciated!

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