Advice on bashed in roof
Good Evening. I am thinking of buying a 2004 Chevy Express short former transit bus with not too many miles. It runs, looks good and the price is cheap. The worm in this apple? The roof is bashed in pretty good. Whatever hit it came in pretty straight for the top. I don't know if the driver ran into some kind of overhang or if a tree managed to fall on the top and totally miss all of the sides. The sides are in great shape right up to the roof line. The back top trim piece that holds the lights is a bit twisted and separated from the roof by a couple of inches, but that is all. I need to get up there with a ladder and take a closer look, but I am hoping that the damage is mostly the skin and not the frame. That being said, what do you think? I believe the roof is fiberglass. Metal tends to bend and from what little I can see from down below, this looks more like it shattered. I am not looking to restore it to pristine condition. The damage is mostly out of sight, I just want to seal it and insure that it is and stays waterproof. I've been looking online for a top view of this type of bus to see what else might have been damaged up there, but so far no luck. The damage is on the rear half of the roof. Good idea, bad idea? Jump in if it is dirt cheap or run like hell? Anything that you can add would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch.