GUTTED.... wrecked by a mindless idiot, INS SETTLED

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We will talk colours on our hours drive to the wedding Steve


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SAMBA VAN MAN wrote:Or you could change the colour! Then get the bus wrapped on the lower half in pink with graphics. Then if you ever sold it would have the other colour underneath.
Sorry to hear about the further complications (stick it out is my gut reaction) but this is a genius idea! No idea how expensive it is, but that way you could plan into your bookings a colour change honouring existing pink bookings and planning date to 'Reveal' the new colour by taking future bookings stating the bus is being refurbished and will be ivory (for example).

From a not that girly girl point of view I wouldn't go for pink.
For a wedding, white, ivory or even black, pastel blues/greens.
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When someone drove into my husbands car, they tried to get him to pay for the courtesy car that was part of HIS insurance policy. They said he'd had it too long, when he had it for 3 weeks whilst the garage fixed his and he'd used my car for two weeks before that! Anyway, we refused to pay for it and they threatened court, to which we said OK. They backed out and paid all fees the day before court.

If you've got strong evidence, like we did, do not settle and say you'll see them in court. They tend to be put off by the fact they'll have to pay the fees if they lose.
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Looks like Change is in the air,but still be interested in your views.
Initial contact with future bookings is promising and all understand the unfortunate circumstance, that's a relief.

Thanks everyone for your posts, there's Been some great points of view and advice which will help us make the right decision.

HOT NEWS.............................

Found the man to bring the bus back to its former glory....... Or even better!!!!

Andy, can't thank you enough for fitting us in. Spikes Vintage Restorations,
Or spike the paint to everyone on here.

Can't wait to get the bus down to Essex soon.

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Spikes the man


You won't go wrong there Steve


Andy only knows perfection and only delivers perfection !


Great choice of skilled workmanship to put ya bus back to how it should be



See ya soon


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:cheers: All booked in at Spikes,
Will be taking it down to Essex in a couple of weeks and hopefully all done before Xmas.
That'll be a nice prezzie to unwrap.
Spoke to Spike today and he's already on the case with ordering the new panels.

No news from the third party ins yet after telling them what to do with there 50/50 claim offer.

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Chosen or settled on a colour?
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ShutterbugUK wrote:Chosen or settled on a colour?

We're pretty sure we'll change the colour, but what too?

We think the upper is silver white or something very close, so need to find a lower colour that looks right with it and suitable for weddings.

The 13w engine fire project we are doing at the moment will be the same upper and harvest moon beige lower, so do we go the same or something like lotus white.

Anyone know if there is a website where we can photoshop colours on a bus to play around with different options, that would be real helpful in getting an idea of the final look.

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Snapy

This might help:-

http://www.busselecta.com/
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8 8US wrote:Snapy

This might help:-

http://www.busselecta.com/
Good man, thanks for the quick reply
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Sorry this has happened Man

Hope you get her wright soon!!
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Or pearl white! It's a creamie white rather than a bright white. :wink:
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Sadly I had an accident on my bike coming over a hump backed bridge where a muppet was performing a 3 point turn the other side. My police report said, came over hill , saw car, swore, woke up on road. The police found it was his fault and offered a fine or re-education but the insurance after 3 years of fighting and turning down offers the most I got it up to 80/20. Their insurance eventually made a part 34 offer( I think it was a while back) which meant that unless I won significantly more than they were offering in court I would be responsible for costs from the day of the offer so I settled. I do hope you get it sorted but unfortunately life isn't fair.
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snapy wrote:
8 8US wrote:Snapy

This might help:-

http://www.busselecta.com/
Good man, thanks for the quick reply
Snappy
If you have an Apple product in the house, try 'Bus Generator' from the App Store which has better graphics and an endless colour palette to play with.

This is what someone knocked up for Markp 8)

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Paul66spliy wrote:Sorry this has happened Man

Hope you get her wright soon!!

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