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  1. 1948

    1948 Read Only Funster

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    Backed van into drive forgot bike mounted on van back wall , Bike handle pushed right through aluminum skin Any advise from anyone out there?? Can aluminum skin be repaired. Think I will need some professional attention but be grateful if anyone can fill me in with background knowledge so I can source the right people to reapir it. THanks
     
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    You sure do. My advice is go private, it's too serious to wait for the NHS.
     
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    could poprivet a patch . or try to pull it out carefully and arange some kind of graphic or a sticker. a nice gb plate or something .
     
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    here is the damage

    here is damage please keep repair suggestions coming
     

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    looks like it'll be body filler and a lot of work with wet 'n' dry paper to me.

    the little 'flap' could be pulled out by screwing a self tapper in and gently pulling it out then fill and sand and paint.

    then get rid of the bike rack and buy an A frame :thumb::Laughing:
     
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    quite simple , pop down to your friendly motorhome dealer , get a small grill that matches the others , screw on over the hole

    I promise not to come and look to see what is underneath
     
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    Do bikes fit on a frame :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi I would seal it before fitting a grill to keep the damp out :Smile:
     
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    I take that i will have to fix the grill (is this just a plastic cover ???) woth screws and need to drill more holes in the back wall Not sure if i want to do that.

    By the way FITTING A FRAME to carry bike???? A bit overkill I think
     
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    Stick it on :thumb: I like vwalans idea get a bit of ali plate cut to GB sticker size and stick :Rofl1: other than that fill with fiberfil then smooth filler then paint :thumb:
    terry
     
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    Brilliant - but fill the hole first.
     
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