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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:56 pm    Post subject: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

So...... my Brother is headed East and just had the misfortune of meeting an antelope on the highway.

Damage is fixable but one headlight, grille, bumper and related parts are worse for wear.

He plans on only doing day driving and at their son's house have parts and a repair shop waiting.

My question is, what is the availability of 2003 Eurovan front end body parts today?
Will we be shopping used?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

Search eBay and you'll see that lots of parts are available there
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

I had good success with Busdepot.com for miscellaneous front end body pieces. Although mine was 1995...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

Thanks for your suggestions.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

We have been expanding our selection of Eurovan metal (and in fact Eurovan parts in general). We have a fair amount on the site already and more on the way. We also have a shipment leaving Europe in about 3 weeks if there is something you need that isn't on our site yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

Thank you so much for expanding options Ron!! You're already the first website I look at, knowing that you are committing to the t4 platform is just wonderful to read.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

Well I've got to say, BusDepot stepped up to the plate and hit a home run!

Not only did they have the headlights, the lower grille and the lower grille surround in stock but Tim went the extra mile and made sure they were ready for us to pick up in about an hour!

Their new facility is lovely as are the staff who seem to be thrilled with the new place.
Today they had a beautiful Burmese Mountain dog pup in the office who came over and warily said hello to us.

My local Colours paint supply store here in Temple Pa. mixed up the Artic White L902 and put it in a spray can within about 15 minutes.
I've never done this before (always used a proper paint gun) but for this small panel it performed remarkably well.
Letting the paint cure over night in a warm place and will reassemble tomorrow.

All in all a top 10 experience!

Thank you all.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Body parts availability? Reply with quote

A visit with Brother Dave in Pennsylvania and ready to return to Oregon whole!

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