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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 532
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    12 Sep 2018 09:31 AM
    Van is here, through customs, compliance and the whole lot.. went to pick it up yesterday.

    2” dent in the door, paint off down to bare metal, engineer had a mishap.

    Fck.


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  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 299
    Cairns FNQ
    Stage 1 Poster Ken in Cairns
    12 Sep 2018 09:35 AM
    O crap mate, is he paying for the repair ?
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 532
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    12 Sep 2018 09:48 AM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 12 Sep 2018 09:35 AMedited: 12 Sep 2018 09:35 AM
    O crap mate, is he paying for the repair ?
    He’s going to have to.. problem is I’m not sure he realises it may get really expensive, all custom colours and the graphics go over the door.
    Not to mention if they start dismantling things it’s going to get messy, you know how old stuff is, like onions, peel away one problem, there’s another 
  • mickle Posts: 1939
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    12 Sep 2018 11:17 AM
    Looks like its been Graffitied also.
  • friday Posts: 95
    Stock Poster friday
    12 Sep 2018 12:40 PM
    sweet looking van there . yanks made nice vehicles in days long gone
  • fatbat Posts: 2769
    Forum Legend fatbat
    12 Sep 2018 03:56 PM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 12 Sep 2018 09:35 AMedited: 12 Sep 2018 09:35 AM
    O crap mate, is he paying for the repair ?
    Quoting Mr.Mow on 12 Sep 2018 09:48 AM
    He’s going to have to.. problem is I’m not sure he realises it may get really expensive, all custom colours and the graphics go over the door.
    Not to mention if they start dismantling things it’s going to get messy, you know how old stuff is, like onions, peel away one problem, there’s another 
    That’s what insurance is for if it becomes costly.  Preferably his insurance 
  • rodders Posts: 5782
    Victoria
    Forum Legend rodders
    12 Sep 2018 09:03 PM

    Oh shit that's annoying.

    You might be able to get away with painting just the light blue by masking up the graphic.

    Try calling the Touch Up Guys. https://touchupguys.com.au/


  • brucefxdl Posts: 1000
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    12 Sep 2018 09:53 PM
    thats a bugger mm,hope it gets repaired to how it was and done properly.cheers
  • noctm Posts: 383
    WA
    Stage 1 Poster noctm
    27 Sep 2018 12:22 PM
    It's incredibly frustrating when your shit gets damaged through no fault of your own... Hope it's a painless process getting it sorted out mate. 
  • GATTACA Posts: 21
    Stock Poster GATTACA
    01 Jan 2019 09:29 AM
    I hope you didn't pay much for that crappy orange-peel paint!
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 532
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    01 Jan 2019 12:18 PM
    Quoting GATTACA on 01 Jan 2019 09:29 AM
    I hope you didn't pay much for that crappy orange-peel paint!
    Nah was already painted when it came to me, I’d love to get the thing repainted but the couple of guys I’ve spoken to have suggested $15k+
  • steelo Posts: 2271
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    01 Jan 2019 12:51 PM
    Geeze gattaca. You’re a hard marker. 
  • liberator Posts: 182
    Stock Poster liberator
    03 Jan 2019 08:34 AM
    Looks like that door has a bit of bog in it that didn't adhere to the metal so good, tough being the engineer, yes, he did knock the door, but he knocked a door that is covered in bog just waiting to pop off at the slightest tap,
  • toadfish Posts: 3
    Stock Poster toadfish
    16 Feb 2019 01:57 PM
    Typical no respect anymore. Sure he wasn't a Harley mechanic? I just got my bike back chipped paint scratches all over it and bodged up big time with some clown mechanic treating it like shithouse paper. I had a mate a similar thing happened to with a car in the early 90s and he politely asked the painter what car he drove and was he proud of it? The painter said the HQ in the yard and my mate asked how's the paint on it? The proud painter said I will show you. And my mate said it was perfect untill he modified it with a hammer from the boot of his car!!  You scratch my shit! I scratch yours
  • Baloffski Posts: 1587
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    16 Feb 2019 02:10 PM
    Ya know, heard many of those stories.. Was an apprentice spray painter for Claridge Hole in SA long time ago. Even undercoated by self a Rolls Royce Silver tingo... and drove it... Anyway, head dude said to me you can do better than this, or end up like me with arthritis in the hands from water rub.. 3 months and I bailed, same as many other apprenticeships in the 70's ... Anyway fuck  I wished I had kept spraying. Is an art, and very satisfying, to see good art work...
    And rodders, what's with the inference to "touchup guys".. Am a little hesitant to ask more.....
  • toadfish Posts: 3
    Stock Poster toadfish
    16 Feb 2019 02:59 PM
    Over 20 year's I worked for General Motors Holden building car's and still own an 11 second Monaro and bog stock HZ ute that was my uncle's car. When I first got a Harley an old bloke that was a very old patch member said to me NEVER leave a motorcycle unattended at a mechanic I thought he was bullshitting me but his wise word's should have been listened to. I had a brand new Yamaha WR400 in 1999 that was never touched by anyone but me and I made the mistake of taking it to one of Yamahas largest seller's in Adelaide in 2009 for cam chain adjustment the head mechanic told me the bike needed to stay overnight and the bike was never the same wouldn't idle and run like shit in the end (3 years later!) I took it to a Yamaha dealer 350km away who I knew as a kid. The mechanic looked over the bike and asked "when was the engine changed?" I said it's never been changed and had only ever been out of my sight when Yamaha Pitmans had it over night. He then informed me the engine was from another bike and some prick had stolen the original. 
  • Baloffski Posts: 1587
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    16 Feb 2019 03:11 PM
    Fuck toady. That is amazing story, although not unheard of. strange though.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11143
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    17 Feb 2019 09:22 AM
    Quoting toadfish on 16 Feb 2019 02:59 PM
    Over 20 year's I worked for General Motors Holden building car's and still own an 11 second Monaro and bog stock HZ ute that was my uncle's car. When I first got a Harley an old bloke that was a very old patch member said to me NEVER leave a motorcycle unattended at a mechanic I thought he was bullshitting me but his wise word's should have been listened to. I had a brand new Yamaha WR400 in 1999 that was never touched by anyone but me and I made the mistake of taking it to one of Yamahas largest seller's in Adelaide in 2009 for cam chain adjustment the head mechanic told me the bike needed to stay overnight and the bike was never the same wouldn't idle and run like shit in the end (3 years later!) I took it to a Yamaha dealer 350km away who I knew as a kid. The mechanic looked over the bike and asked "when was the engine changed?" I said it's never been changed and had only ever been out of my sight when Yamaha Pitmans had it over night. He then informed me the engine was from another bike and some prick had stolen the original. 
    So what did you do?
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