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Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:47 pm

funny how those 3 1/2' yellow parking poles know right where the bus's blind spot is74 bus "playmate" - Page 6 2401174 bus "playmate" - Page 6 23910
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Post by jerryg66 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:59 am

Oh man that sucks!
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:36 am

Wow, that one got you good! Sorry to see that, maybe you can bang it out some.

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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:45 am

fluxcap wrote:Wow, that one got you good! Sorry to see that, maybe you can bang it out some.
Well its the first for me but not the first for the bus it actually ripped the previous repair as the bumper dug all the way through to the battery tray, funny thing is I never saw what I hit I actually got out about to appologize to someone because I assumed it was a car, but know one was there and thats the first I saw the pole Embarassed
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:21 am

I got my first one out of the way long time ago in my old 77. Was leaving the dentist and they had a retaining wall along the sidewalk. The bottom three layers of the wall stuck out a lot further than the top three layers. Unfortunately, all I saw out my back window was the upper layers which ended a good two feet before the lower layers. Thought I had plenty of room......CRUNCH!

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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:48 am

time to find a crome rear bumper now
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:51 am

fluxcap wrote:I got my first one out of the way long time ago in my old 77. Was leaving the dentist and they had a retaining wall along the sidewalk. The bottom three layers of the wall stuck out a lot further than the top three layers. Unfortunately, all I saw out my back window was the upper layers which ended a good two feet before the lower layers. Thought I had plenty of room......CRUNCH!
thats sucks and funny thing is I just got out of my mouth telling my wife about the huge blind spots on the bus the bug it seems like I can see all the way around it...comparatively


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Post by zabo on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:59 am

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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:03 am

DOODLE BUGG wrote:time to find a crome rear bumper now
I have been hunting a rear bumper with no success but the bumper is the least of my worries the bumper is actually imbedded in the quarter panel, I wonder if the early bay rear bumper that comes around the quarter panel more will fit/cover the damage?


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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:10 am

zabo wrote:74 bus "playmate" - Page 6 J12095
No doubt! I do have some beautiful mirrors and they work great except to see a pole that is a foot lower than the window and about two feet to the middle from where the mirror can see, and the OG back up camera was not working that day
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Post by zabo on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:21 am

^ circle blind spot mirror Smile
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:24 am

zabo wrote:^ circle blind spot mirror Smile
yeah I have the same one but where I hit the pole was in the middle 3/4 of the rear bumper....
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Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:11 pm

I am struggling with what to do with the damage done to the rear quater panel, and the crappy paint job on this bus, I am not a body man nor can I afford to have the right person fix it, so I am thinking about doing the faux patina, until I can afford to do the paint and body right, all the panels are very wavy and even though the photos look good, all those have seen it up close will agree the body work was not done well. Please let me know what yall think and what would be the best method to take care of my problems.

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Post by jerryg66 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:43 am

Leave it.
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Post by zabo on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:51 am

leave it- your bus is so shiny sunny and whites hard to get a realistic faux patina
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Post by callahan on Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:00 am

yeah leave it for sure just beat out the corner and do some spray bomb blending the bumper will hide it
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:22 am

zabo wrote:leave it- your bus is so shiny sunny and whites hard to get a realistic faux patina
well I was gonna just do the red
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:24 am

callahan wrote:yeah leave it for sure just beat out the corner and do some spray bomb blending the bumper will hide it
I guess I need some better pictures the bumper has actually cut the metal and has exposed the insides, its pretty bad
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:08 pm

I think it's pretty much a requirement for bays to have some damage on the battery tray. Just do your best to patch it and blend in the paint.
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Post by sploval53 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:58 pm

Beat it out and glass the back side then use filler. Not the right way but it will be solid and pretty easy to do and fix later
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:03 pm

peregrine67 wrote:I think it's pretty much a requirement for bays to have some damage on the battery tray. Just do your best to patch it and blend in the paint.
yeah I guess your right I guess if nothing else I have a new covnversation piece
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Post by zabo on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:06 pm

LB Bedwell wrote:
zabo wrote:leave it- your bus is so shiny sunny and whites hard to get a realistic faux patina
well I was gonna just do the red

Yea you'd have to do the white too- or it would look weird. like it was wearing a belly shirt
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:08 pm

zabo wrote:
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zabo wrote:leave it- your bus is so shiny sunny and whites hard to get a realistic faux patina
well I was gonna just do the red

Yea you'd have to do the white too- or it would look weird. like it was wearing a belly shirt
man thats a bad thought running through my head now pale
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Post by Muffler Bearing on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:56 pm

If you need some help beatin it out I have an extra hand to lend.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:04 pm

everybody likes a little help but know one likes a smart helper!
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