Don Post bucket

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    Don Post bucket

    Just picked one up off eBay for $44.00 shipped.

    Has some light damage on the front...looks as if it is cracked a little bit around the T visor and the visor itself has started to come unglued at the bottom. Looks to be an easy fix. I will snap some shots when it gets here. Woot!!! Just made my evening.

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    Re: Don Post bucket

    Ive been watching this on the bay , good price , i may be wrong but im sure it was painted by a member here a few years ago , i almost baught it back then ,
    Its a bit warpt but with a little work with a heat g or similar and some hot glue.
    you should be able to get it looking good

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    Re: Don Post bucket

    Update...
    Got it today while I was at work and it was home waiting for me. Warp is not bad at all; should take a slight tweak with a heat gun and be ok. Crack is minor and mostly on the T-visor. So if I cut out the T-visor and a little bondo will be good as new.

    Good sanding and a paint job, should be pretty dang good.
    Will try to post some pics after while.

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    Re: Don Post bucket

    Update: Pics as promised.
    You can see the crack...not a big deal when I cut out the T-visor. You can also see the slight warpage. Heat gun time. Only question I have is:
    should I heat gun and fix slight warp before or after I cut out the T-visor?






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    Re: Don Post bucket

    you will probably need to heat gun it both times
    you can even use hot water, if you dont own a heat gun , cant see the pics(computer probs) or a hair dryer

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    Re: Don Post bucket

    The top of the range finder is missing as well but that should be an easy fix. Not to sure I like the green that was used here...to dark.
    All in all not bad for $40 shipped.

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    I just received a Don Post from ebay today myself, glad I saw this thread. The stalk on the rangefinder is broken and the top is missing as well. It is warped as hell, so I just started heat gunning it and trying to reshape it. The front is a mess, but I have the back rounded out. I think I am going to cut out the visor and put a new one in. Mine was only $20 shipped, so it was a steal. This is my first Fett bucket, so it will be good to practice on it.

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    Re: Don Post bucket

    Good luck and good find!
    Did you just eye it up for the rear roundness or did you use something to help?
    I have not got a chance to do anything yet...dang snow and work keep getting in the way. I don't like the kill stripes on mine either; I just found some templates for it right here on TDH.

    I need to get to work on this. I guess I am not going for total screen accurate for my first Fett...as long as it looks close and looks good I will be happy. Perhaps #2 I will go for the screen accurate one.

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    Re: Don Post bucket

    I actually used one of my kids' bike helmets. I heated it up, and pushed it down on the bike helmet. It rounded out the back and flared out the sides. I'll snap some picks after it completely cools. I tried a basketball and soccer ball, but that didn't work. I just eyeballed the front parts. It's getting there.

    I agree with the first Fett, I'm in the same boat. The first shot will be close and look good, and go from there. I've only done a TK, so I'm still new at this.

    SNate said: View Post
    Good luck and good find!
    Did you just eye it up for the rear roundness or did you use something to help?
    I have not got a chance to do anything yet...dang snow and work keep getting in the way. I don't like the kill stripes on mine either; I just found some templates for it right here on TDH.

    I need to get to work on this. I guess I am not going for total screen accurate for my first Fett...as long as it looks close and looks good I will be happy. Perhaps #2 I will go for the screen accurate one.

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