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Posted - 07/29/2014 :  1:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As many of you, that frequent this site, will know I run a lot of Chevy B7 chassis. The newest one I have is an '02 which I think is the last year of production. I do what I can to keep the mechanical part functioning to factory specs which, on most occasions, is easier than keeping them looking good. There are a few inherent problems with this style chassis when it come to cosmetics. Number one on the list is the chipping on the paint along the seam down on the fender. The best fix for that is to take to a body shop & get modern paint on there (of course any in house body man worth his salt could do it as well )
Another problem I see that really sticks out is the deterioration of the paint on the grille. Of course the same remidy for this can be found at the local body shop as well. And still another problem with keeping the appearance fresh, no matter how small it seems, and my topic today, is the Chevy bow tie on the front. Now, I'm not a Chevy guy & maybe I should just let them look bad but darn it I don't like it when these units look bad. It doesn't look good for the reputation of the school and it doesn't do any good for moral. So, I have been trying to figure out a way to make the bow tie appear a little more fresh. I had a light turn on in my thick skull a couple of weeks ago when I was getting some letters made for the side of the bus down at the sign shop. As you can see from the pictures I used gold vinyl to just stick over the plastic. Problem solved! Now we'll see how long it lasts.



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Posted - 07/29/2014 :  2:41:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Winn10's Homepage  Reply with Quote
nice work on the bowtie
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Posted - 07/29/2014 :  5:26:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My chevy truck did the same thing. I am a chevy guy and find it appalling.

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