Right now its fugly.

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  1. Bob Foster

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    But wait a month and then see it.

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    Is that time?

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    What machine you have in there?
     
  3. Bob Foster

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    Hydramaster CDS 4.8
     
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    How many miles on it? How much was it?
     
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    Its a Canadian truck and our prices are about 40% higher than the USA.
    Its a 2000 with only 13,000 miles on it but 4500 hours and well maintained. The engine compartment was power ventilated since new. It was owned by a university and rarely left the campus.
     
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    Judging by the pictures I see on my phone in tapatalk I thought you where in Australia because they are all upside down.
     
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    Weird. They're right side up on my screen.
     
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    Van's got bondo on it, the bumpers are laying on the ground and it's been well maintained? Must be a gem inside...does it have the salsa package? Let's see this beauty!
     
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    Trying turning your phone around...
     
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    ok, on my computer the pictures are right side up. I tried doing what you recommended @Kip Stoltzfus AKA $1KaDay but it didnt work. I had to stand on my head to see them correctly.
     
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    The only bondo in it is from the small repairs we are doing now. The truck has no major damage but suffers from bumps and scrapes from driving around the university campus. Remember this van is 14 years old. The bumpers were removed because I'm replacing the dented up painted ones with new chrome ones. No salsa package.

    I refuse to drive any vehicle that I own with a single dent or mark on it. I purchased a set of Michelins to be put on this set of GM alloys that are currently being polished. Wrap to match the big truck.

    Interior is getting LineX, stainless chem shelf, electric reel and a 100 gal Nowesco vertical water tank.

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    I HATE Bondo, and will only use fiberglass if I have to do smallish body repairs.
     
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    That's not me doing the body work. Its at retired bodyman's back yard. He's definitely old school. Check out the tin in his back garage.

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    More progress....

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    Looking good. I just bought an 03 Savana that has a little bit of body damage on the side door (barn style not a slider) and would like to get it fixed up.

    Sidney BC is absolutely gorgeous. Been up there quite a few times in my teenage days on my families boat on trips up to the San Juan Islands. Fun times.
     
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    That's great, Bob!
    I need to start on mine.
     
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    DS RQ2AfterW.jpg With the new to me just polished wheels installed last night.
     
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    Looking sharp!
     
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    My next van will be the same thing. Never gonna buy a like new or new van again. Going to go to the auto auction, get a van with some minor body issues and maybe 30-50k in miles, paint it, carpet the rear and put in a slide in.

    Great work, looks awesomeZ,
     
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