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Old 10-25-2015, 01:25 AM   #15
Name: Jim
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Originally Posted by Kai in Seattle View Post
To: piperjim, scampg in Colorado...
Oh, boy, one of those moments when the more you investigate, the more you're both sorry and glad you looked.

I see it's been did this work out for you? What did you do, and how is it holding up?

Kai in Seattle (complete 1973 Amerigo rebuild underway) October 22, 2015

I hate to admit that I have all my supplies ready to approach the repair, but haven't done it yet. But, here's where I am on this repair......

I went to a local sheet metal shop and asked for their help. The owner, luckily, owns an RV so he understands the problem. He suggested I buy a sheet of poster board at the office supply store and go home and cut out three pieces to cover over the damaged area....2 vertical and 1 horizontal (they're all more/less triangular), to close up and seal this area. I did as instructed, found it pretty easy to figure out how large to make this stainless steel patch. He formed the sheets so they all fit together with a good overlapping seam of sheet metal to seal up tightly, using rivets and Liquid Nails adhesive. He suggested I install the sheet metal, one sheet at a time rather than put them together first then try to install them. That makes sense and I will follow the advice.

Thanks for asking. Once I get it finished I'll post some pics.

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Old 10-25-2015, 08:29 AM   #16
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Thanks for the update...sounds very interesting, please do send photos!
It's so good to find people out there who can help.

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