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    Default Replacing panels on trunks

    Can anyone give me an idea if it's easy and/or expensive to replace panels on trunks? Looks like a vinyl or metal trunk with wood on the inside, I'd be buying it used but I don't want to venture out to say hi to it until I'm aware of the cost.



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    Fairly easy, and fairly expensive. You can call any of the major trunk manufacturers to get the cost of new panels; the actual installation is generally not all that difficult.

    I've generally found it "worth it" if you just need to replace a (single) damaged panel, or swap one out to "update" the monogram. When you get into repaneling the whole thing, though, I'd say you're probably better off getting a new one.
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    If you order the panels and do it yourself, it's not too bad. Done at the company, you're in the $500 neighborhood for front, two sides and top with border only (no piping or monogramming). Plus shipping.
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    I did one YEARS ago to replace only the front monogram panel. Cost $150. Did it ourselves which was easy.

    If you need to do more than that front panel I'd just buy a new trunk



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    I priced it and found it was easier just to get a new trunk if you wanted to change all of the panels.



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    I had a bad experience . I ordered a new top and it came in the wrong size. They wouldn't take it back! My only option is to order the rest of the trunk (now for another $800) to give me a second trunk which I don't need.
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    Your local tack shops might have a relationship with a good local wood-worker who could give you the best price. I haven't done it, but I have seen a gorgeously re-paneled trunk at one of the shops.
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    I am currently in the process of doing this for my older Warners trunk. I am going through Kelly's tack shop. It came out to be about $300 (shipping included). I have not received the panels yet, but so far the customer service has been excellent. Including two calls to make sure that I meant to Warners and then from Pheonix West to see if there was a barn I was affiliated with so that could match my colors exactly.



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    Having done a trunk thinking it couldn't be all that difficult.... I wouldn't do it again! I'd get a nice zipper top cover for it!



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    Not wanting to hijack and all but is this about the trunks with the plastic panels, metal edges snd wood unside? I have a chance to pick up a big one but with a Standardbred logo on the front, for next nothing. Interesting...



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