Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

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Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby rebar » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:52 am

I found a narrow track enclosed (pretty rare) , but its rough and has a hole in the front corner skin where it's a curved radius piece which transitions to the side wall.

https://quadcities.craigslist.org/tro/d ... 32391.html

Is there a company which sells these parts?

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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:19 am

Can't you call the trailer manufacturer?
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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby McDave » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:08 pm

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11550 Harter Drive
Middlebury, IN 46540


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http://www.cargoexpress.com/cargo-expre ... -locations

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I suspect you would be able to find "Polished Aluminium" in strips that wide locally but you may have to radius it or the metal supply house may do it.
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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby aggie79 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:54 pm

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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby hankaye » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:07 pm

rebar, Howdy;

Think you found the answer with either of the 2 posts above this one.
Probably cost more to have one made in a sheetmetal shop locally.

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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby rebar » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:17 pm

Thanks Guys..

After posting this, I started searching "cargo express" which is Look and Pace also. I haven't found one good review about any of them. Screwed skins loosening up. I saw a Pace V nose fall apart on FB etc. On the other hand, it's the narrow track.
Iv seen one narrow track trailer come and go on CL in the year Iv been looking.. This is the second, but I should have paid the asking price for the first because it was a Kiefer Built with no damage.
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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby McDave » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:23 am

Hey rebar,
Yeah, I have a Pace 6x12, and the build quality was NOT great. But since I basically tore it down to bare bones to start my conversion, I had the "opportunity" to fix it all. I'm pretty sure that your average campers aren't a whole lot better in terms of build quality but you just don't see what lies beneath, until it's too late. Having said all that, I love my trailer now. Still some things to work out like door seals etc., but I dig it. If I ever need to build another one I will definitely upgrade to all aluminium, screwless, and brand new, but I already owned this one and used it as a work trailer for years. I really didn't know what my destination would be when I started this journey.

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@ aggie79,
Thanks for the link. Some good stuff in there.
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Re: Damaged radius skin? Replacement available?

Postby rebar » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:02 am

Hey McDave. I'm OK with fixing stuff to if the price reflects it.

The sad part about the Pace on FB falling apart was that Pace told the owner he compromised the integrity of the trailer by removing the interior plywood! And to re-level the trailer before reinstalling.. haha what a joke. I don't think I want a trailer designed to rely on the strength of the interior plywood. lol, poor guy..

But I'm still talking to the owner.. I will buy it if I can for 2000 or less.. Knowing it might need a skin off overhaul.
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