First post here - I'm embarking on a restoration of a 1977 Sovereign
that someone else had started and gave up on. Looking it over I can see that they put the skin back on hastily and it doesn't fit well (bubbles in one corner) and is a bit crooked (how??). They also didn't put on the side wrap first, which I think is something that makes sense so that water run off doesn't run into the side wrap.
The existing side wraps that they took off are fairly corroded but I can use them as a template at least. My plan is to make new side wraps, disconnect the shell and adjust it, then put the side wraps under the shell. I'm planning on leaving the belly pan off for now in case I need to get to something under the trailer - or if I want to run wiring under the floor. I figure I can fit it up under the side wrap later.
I've seen some pictures of other restos though where it looks like the side wrap is on the outside of the shell. Why would that be?
Also, I've seen some mention of trempro and wondering how and where that should be used when putting the shell back together?
This is my first airstream reno and not having taken it apart leaves me at a bit of a disadvantage as I don't know how it went to begin with!!