Originally Posted by dogmatix
Okay so this is our new AS 68 Sovereign
. Just brought her home this weekend. Could someone tell me what is going on with that L shaped section of aluminum? It appears to have been a patch? The rivets match that of the rest of the body but as you can see the aluminum in that section looks completely different from the rest. Is it some sort of differential oxidation process? Of course my ultimate question is how do we fix it?
Melissa and Brian
Someone changed a portionof the right rear quarter panel using a different material.
The quarter panel actually is 4 feet high, measured from the bottom molding that's at the floor line. Keep in mind that an inch or so is underneath the segment. The segment is the compound curved piece.
That odd section was spliced in.
You can likewise splice in the correct material. That will save you much time and money, and make the trailer look original again.
The splice is hidden by the top molding called beltline.
If you remove a portion of that molding, you will see how and where the splice was made.