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Old 09-19-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Where can I get aluminum siding.......

Thought I would ask if anyone knows where I can get aluminum siding like this. The trailer is 1977 Spartan.

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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Boy!

That's a beauty

The siding might be a custom order thing, though...
There's a website dedicated to old Spartans- you might try looking for answers there:
Spartan Aircraft Trailercoaches

Hope this helps-

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I have no clue where you can buy matching sheet metal. But I can't resist commenting on your trailer.

That is an absolutely GORGEOUS specimen.
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Thanks for the complements on the Trailer, she is a beauty, no doubt.

It doesn't have any real bad damage to the shell, just a couple of small dings and that is why I am looking for siding. We want to get her back in shape....so to speak.
The interior is in very good condition. The ceiling has a couple of stains from a previous water leak, but nothing that would be alarming. We plan on removing the walls and put in a new birch ceiling and then re skin the walls with mahogany that has a cherry wood stain.....and on and on

Basically, the entire inside will be getting a huge make over. We are going to video the entire episode in case we can help some others that may be considering a full makeover of their rigs.

I did find some aluminum siding and thought I would share this link with you folks in case there is anyone looking for this stuff.
Interstate RV Metal & Supply

Here are some pics of the inside and one more of the outside.









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Thanks for the Pics!
About the siding-
It's a hellacious job to remove it here and there-
If you're only talking about dings and dents, you might try just having them "pulled".
Aluminum is so malleable...
"Ding Doctor" might be able to do it- they'd just need to take care not to stretch the aluminum.
Just a thought!
Side note:
Except that my paneling is a different type, the interior of your trailer is exactly like the interior of a trailer I own that I can't find any info about.
The Title identifies it as a 1952 "Angel"-???

I wonder if it's a predecessor of yours...

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Thanks for the Pics!
About the siding-
It's a hellacious job to remove it here and there-
If you're only talking about dings and dents, you might try just having them "pulled".
Aluminum is so malleable...
"Ding Doctor" might be able to do it- they'd just need to take care not to stretch the aluminum.
Just a thought!
Side note:
Except that my paneling is a different type, the interior of your trailer is exactly like the interior of a trailer I own that I can't find any info about.
The Title identifies it as a 1952 "Angel"-???

I wonder if it's a predecessor of yours...

Francesca
I had thought about contacting some place like that before, but never went any further. I may see what they have to say.
There is one spot that has about a 11/2" hole where something went through the side, so I will be replacing that one and possibly the others if nothing can be done to remove the few small dents that we do have.

About your trailer, I have never heard of an Angel trailer before so I would not know much about her.
Do you have any pics?

Thanks for your input about the dents
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About your trailer, I have never heard of an Angel trailer before so I would not know much about her.
Do you have any pics?
Hi!

I haven't taken any pics, but I think I will...
It's been here (unoccupied) for years and as you can well imagine, it's a mess.
It's really striking how similar yours is to mine...
(Except mine has the older plain birch paneling.)
Mine does have a foldup table built into the base cabinets visible in your third picture, though.
Is there a pocket door in yours' kitchen wall that closes off the back of the trailer?
By the way, my Title also says the trailer's a "32 ft."
Sure be interesting if it says the same thing on yours!

Thanks!

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