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John & Tara's 1982 Eagle Model 10

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Glad to see you making some progress John!
Crappy deal about the water damage but it is what it is.
Hopefully we will both get enough done to make the outing next month, although they may make us park on the back row. :lol:

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Boy, you are on fire with the redo! The bus is looking great John. Can't wait to see it at PC. Had you an air seat last week but it was gray. Waiting on a brown one.
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Be on the lookout for what happens to this baby in the next couple of days...

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Damn John, You are repainting yours and I still haven't washed mine, hope I will get to see the results this week end. :oops:

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Here it is...

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Wow John. What a fun looking bus.

I assume that is a wrap. Tell us more about the design and process.

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I was all over the place with what we wanted it to look like. Decided that cost compared to paint we would go with wrap. It extended the flexibility of design over paint as well. I spent many evenings researching design ideas on the web. We wanted something that was definitely different, kind of went with what we do for a living, & limited the ease of noticing imperfections. You still need to prep just as you would for a paint job but i didn't have to prime & paint the new siding prior to install. Took good pictures of the bus & sent to the designer. Within a week we were looking at a photoshopped picture of what it might look like. Made some modifications to that & had a section printed up to check final product. It was perfect. At first the computer enerated version was a lot brighter almost kind of flourescent. Usually a wrap is installed in panels top to bottom like a billboard. In this instance they were able to print longways thereby avoiding the seams that might show up. At any rate wecouldn't be happier. Cost comparison you can figure $10 a sq ft of area to be wrapped. In most cases the cost would be 25-33% of a custom paint job. Taken care of properly like storing inside & or covering it can go up to 7 yrs before changing. That might be 4 wrap jobs to 1 paint job.
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Re: John & Tara's 1982 Eagle Model 10
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:06 am


John, thanks for all the details. What a creative, great looking bus you have created!

I have heard about the life of wrap being something like 7 years. I think that is quite conservative with today's great materials.

We had our service truck wrapped 2008. I had built a topper for the service bed and then had the whole truck wrapped. When we closed the business, I dismantled the topper and kept the rear door (good metal parts for some project :D ). That door has never been indoors and still looks great.

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Darn, I miss that truck :cry:

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Chutem,chutem Lizzy!!!!!!!! :lol:

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Very nice John

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