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  • #47028
    Tinbender
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    I’ve had an Automotive paint store for 15 years now, before that I was a bodyman for 28 years. This winter some lady slid in some gravel and hit our Subaru while my wife was driving it, and fled the scene. It has an aftermarket fiberglass front bumper cover that became a 10 piece bumper cover. Now that I have a zillion other projects finished it’s time to turn my attention to this one. In the picture of the front you can see where the side was ripped clean off, and to the left about 6″ of the top and middle pieces were broke off as well. The back picture shows some of the 20 or so cracks running completely through as well as my “form” on the bottom where a 4×12″ piece must still be on the ground somewhere. I took some cardboard, sprayed it with contact cement, and wrapped it with plastic for a mold to make this piece. I hope to have the glass work finished today so I can begin to repair the outside with USC Pro-Glas fiberglass repair paste. More to follow.

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    since when has the  suburu tractor come with a bumper? hahhahhahahahah

  • #47032
    Tinbender
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    Since Costco started selling Subaru Pressure Washers :yes:  But really, I think this qualifies as a “Do it yourself ” Project, and not for the faint of heart. :good:

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    Another small project while waiting for parts. I’ve got new aftermarket European style glass headlamps and parking lamps, new rear springs since the old ones are sacked from 250,000 miles of thinking I have a Subaru Truck, and now waiting on a new fender. Perfect time to score some points with the better half. We’ve had this HF style wagon for almost 30 years and I could have replaced it with a new one for $50 bucks, but what fun would that be ? :wacko:  Painting the outside and axle mounting hardware was easy, sandblasting the rusted, pitted inside of the tub and etching, priming and tintable bedlining that part took awhile, then blasting the old wood sides with walnut shells and giving them 2 coats of Redwood stain and 4 coats of automotive clear finished off the job. Now on the days she’s up to it she can garden in style :good:

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    Bob Rooks
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    Very nice job, and I might add that it’s actually better than new. I have a HF farm trailer I might do that to (if I ever get the time).

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

  • #47110

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    the only trouble with it is ,it is to pretty to use!

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    Tinbender
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    the only trouble with it is ,it is to pretty to use!

     

    Don’t worry, it’s not going to get used much. My wife has MS, I just wanted to do something to cheer her up. It may get some flowers  and a hand shovel to plant them every now and then, on days she feels up to it. It’s too hot for her to try to do anything when it’s in the 90’s like now, but when it gets back in the 60-70 range I hope it will get some use. She’s really happy with what I did for her, and that’s all that counts :good:

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    any time some joy can be found under hard times it is a good thing to do

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