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  1. TommyD's Avatar
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    Jul 15, 2011, 7:35 PM - What would you pay for this bucket? #1

    Hi folks

    I've got a buddy who found a DP '97 and is looking to sell it. He says it spent some time warping in his car and it's not in the best shape. But I do think it can be salvaged. Just wondering what you all think it might be worth. The guy is a friend so I don't want to rip him off. Just want to give him what it might be worth.

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    True enough, this buy'ce has seen better days.

    Thanks all
  2. RafalFett's Avatar
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    Jul 16, 2011, 1:35 AM - Re: What would you pay for this bucket? #2

    For me it seems that the helmet can't be salvaged. It's too warped and the excessive heat deformed the helmet beyond repair. I won't need it even if it were free of charge.

    But this is just my opinion...
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    Jul 16, 2011, 3:47 AM - Re: What would you pay for this bucket? #3

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    For me it seems that the helmet can't be salvaged. It's too warped and the excessive heat deformed the helmet beyond repair. I won't need it even if it were free of charge.

    But this is just my opinion...
    I was kind of afraid of that.

    Do you think it could be warmed up a bit and formed back into shape?
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    Jul 16, 2011, 4:18 AM - Re: What would you pay for this bucket? #4

    It is possible to do some reshaping, but from the images you posted I don't think there's much to do: it's twisted, bended and altered by pression and heat. Maybe the pros here will tell you more.
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    Jul 16, 2011, 9:28 AM - Re: What would you pay for this bucket? #5

    PASS.
    For the amount of work your going to have to put into it, your better off saving some cash and getting a helmet off Asok buying a Sgt. Fang helmet or GMH.

    but it really depends on what you building, a Halloween costume or a accurate movie replica.
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    Jul 16, 2011, 10:13 AM - Re: What would you pay for this bucket? #6

    The helmet is fully salvageable... for a kids toy. Dip in in boiling water, it will reshape easily, then shock it in cold water so it sets. It's made out of vinyl.

    That being said, I wouldnt take it for free either. No club accepts it, it's a teribble shape and sculpt, even when not deformed, it's tiny, has a mushroom headed dome etc. Fix it up, give it to your kids to play with a getter a proper helmet.
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    Jul 17, 2011, 2:53 PM - Re: What would you pay for this bucket? #7

    Fair enough. Thanks for the advice!

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