I have a 1958 Airstream trailer that has suffered serious damage to the front roof panels.
I want to replace them myself have some questions about fabricating the panels, rivets, specific type of
aluminum to use- basically have no experience whatsoever with working aluminum. Have a lot
of experience with copper, silver, gold. I was wondering if any of your books would be of use to
me, or if you could direct me to where I might get advice about doing this repair. Thank you very
The Tin Man Respondeth:
Panels are .040", 2024T6, anodized. Replacements could be formed from 050" 3003, if skills are good. Corner
panels have serious shape, and would require real effort.