Restoration of Scott and Kathy's 1955 Flying Cloud Whale Tail - Our California Vintage Airstream.
Airstream Restoration by Colin Hyde Trailer Restoration

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Big Dent - Big New Plans

When we bought our Airstream, the beautiful whale tail was dented - two of the end cap panels were dented.  Sadly deeply dented. And while not likely, I was truly wanting our dents to be removed, to be another vintage Airstream success story.

Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations has been successful removing dents, with deeper dents improved by 90% or more, so my decision was easy to make to save the panels.  The street-side end panels were removed.

Using their very best effort, and finessing the aluminum back into shape, the panels were attached with clecos back to our Airstream whale tale.  The panels are were dented, creased, and stretched.  The English wheel was not successful in removing the dent and the polished panels would be forever scarred.

So we made another easy decision that new panels will need to be fabricated and installed.

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