16' enclosed needs skin

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by daveyo, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    Does anyone know how I can go about repairing the damage on my 16' enclosed trailers outer panels? Is there somewhere I can get the panels or do I need to have it repaired professionally? There are a few tears on the outside and it looks awful.

  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Where in Jersey are you? You could do it yourself, but it will take some time. In the winter i work with my father who owns a tractor trailer repair business. We do these panels frequently. On the tractor trailers you need to take the inside walls off, remove part/all of the scuff liner, depending on the damage, and just rivet on a new panel. I don't think the smaller enclosed trailers use rivets. They looked like a star shaped screw that gets screwed into the beams. Do you plan on replacing the whole panel? I got a quote from haulmark to replace a few of my pannels because someone spray painted them, and they were upwards of 400.00 from what i remember. It was insane. And thats just for the panel.
  3. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    wow thats brutal, I'm in South Jersey five miles outside Atlantic City. I do have those star shaped screws on the trailer. Theres the two panels in the front of the trailer and one on the side thats a small hole but I hate it. I do want to replace the whole panel at least on the front, so how can I go about repairing them, where do I get the panels?
  4. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    You could take it to a welding shop and have them MIG weld it.

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