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Lil Guy 5 wide reskin

Postby SailingTD » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:09 pm

So I have a Little Guy 5 wide, 2005. There is a bubble under the skin right in the middle of the front curve. No leaks, so not sure what caused it. My decals are a bit faded. So....I thought about reskinning the whole thing (top and sides) in aluminum. Has anyone done that with a Little Guy 5 wide? Not sure what it would cost vs. reskin with a replacement sheet. I like the aluminum look, so any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: Lil Guy 5 wide reskin

Postby tony.latham » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:39 pm

So I have a Little Guy 5 wide, 2005. There is a bubble under the skin right in the middle of the front curve.


I thought the early Little Guy's were sheathed with aluminum? What does this have on it? (I know this isn't any help.)
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Re: Lil Guy 5 wide reskin

Postby SailingTD » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:49 pm

tony.latham wrote:
So I have a Little Guy 5 wide, 2005. There is a bubble under the skin right in the middle of the front curve.


I thought the early Little Guy's were sheathed with aluminum? What does this have on it? (I know this isn't any help.)
:thinking:

T


This isn't the Silver Shadow, but just the 5 Wide. Parts (rear curve) are fiberglass.
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Re: Lil Guy 5 wide reskin

Postby tony.latham » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Parts (rear curve) are fiberglass.


I haven't skinned a 5-wide for a few years with aluminum. I don't think the tariffs have helped.

Look at Vintage Technologies for the needed trim.

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