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wow, I just posted a thread looking for that exact grill, and I just want the center part.

If you are still giving it away I will take just the center. I dont want the surround as I cant do anything with it.
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That really sucks, at least it does not look like TOO much damage.

At least it was not like me... I got my truck brand new, and around 1500 miles on it.. I put it at 55mph though a wooden farm fence, and jumped it over an embanked driveway... Wooden spikes though the hood, floor, windshield.. 3 months in a body shop. Never has been the same I dont think.
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That really sucks, at least it does not look like TOO much damage.

At least it was not like me... I got my truck brand new, and around 1500 miles on it.. I put it at 55mph though a wooden farm fence, and jumped it over an embanked driveway... Wooden spikes though the hood, floor, windshield.. 3 months in a body shop. Never has been the same I dont think.

OUCH! sounds like a Mythbusters episode gone wrong lol. Glad to hear you werent hurt or anything.

Yeah its not that bad. Im more pissed at myself for it happening in the first place. I try to take good care of my vehicles and for something as stupid as this to happen pisses me off. Oh well, its not too bad really and itll be fixed soon. At least i get to two tone it again. Ill do the tailgate this time too.
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That sucks! Glad you are ok, though.
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That sucks. I backed into a sign at my school a few weeks ago it was funny as hell, i knocked down the sign and not a scratch on my bumper.
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hate to see that happen, if they replace the grille center, i already have a nice warm grille shell for it to go into
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i let one of my friends drive my truck(a girl) and my friend was in front of us on his 1981 ltd250 and he pointed at some old car and stopped in the middle of the road and my firned driving my truck slamed right into the back of his bike, at 35mph things tend to crack, my grill is messed up and an ac support is cracked...accidents happen though glad your ok
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OUCH! sounds like a Mythbusters episode gone wrong lol. Glad to hear you werent hurt or anything.

Yeah its not that bad. Im more pissed at myself for it happening in the first place. I try to take good care of my vehicles and for something as stupid as this to happen pisses me off. Oh well, its not too bad really and itll be fixed soon. At least i get to two tone it again. Ill do the tailgate this time too.
Hey... it could be worse, your local ford stealership could break your truck until it no longer works and charge you a storange fee :)... true story.
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woot thx laz for the heads up this grill seems to be a hottttt item :) i cant wait for it to be in my hands :D sorry about the truck
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damn dude thats a bummer! glad its not too bad though

and at least you didnt have that lower grille on yet!
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damn dude thats a bummer! glad its not too bad though

and at least you didnt have that lower grille on yet!

I did lol.

Its now located somewhere on the 91 freeway probably smashed to bits. Doh!
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So you were the reason I was late to work yesterday... lol
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Good ol' 91 fwy.
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Ive been in this industry too long. The insurance just called me with the total for their estimate. I said it was gonna be around $3k in the first post, and the total was $2,937.

A supplement could bring that total higher but now i gotta talk to the insurance people to see if paying for it myself will keep it off my record so my rates dont go up. even if it goes up $100 a month, the three years itll be on the record will be $3,600 so it would be cheaper to pay it upfront. But if my rates are gonna go up regardless (they do know it happened after all) then ill just let them deal with it.
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you should probabley send me those forglights...
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They'll just reuse them unless they are broken. If they are broken, ill see whats up. They might still be useable, but a crack on the bracket or something will make it so that they are replaced anyway.

For all that have inquired, I decided i dont want to ship the grille so its most likely just gonna go to a local guy. Why? The last time i shipped a grille it was expensive, the guy wasnt happy, and i wound up losing $30 on the whole deal after all said and done. Being that this one is damaged, i dont want to take that chance, sorry.
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damn i wish someone would do that my truck.. so i could pay the damn thing off.. because i know to refinance the truck again (this is the 2nd time) so i can get my bank account back to zero. this sucks..
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damn i wish someone would do that my truck.. so i could pay the damn thing off.. because i know to refinance the truck again (this is the 2nd time) so i can get my bank account back to zero. this sucks..
Sorry but you have major money handling issues if you want to refinance a 93 pick up for the second time.
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Old 12-11-2009
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Sorry but you have major money handling issues if you want to refinance a 93 pick up for the second time.
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So driving alone the 91 this morning on the way to work, I got into a fender bender. Traffic came to a total stop like it seems to love to do in this part of town and I hit the truck in front of me. My fault, I'm gonna have to eat it and its just a matter of if i'm gonna self pay it or if ill let the insurance deal with it. Im guessing about $3K in work. Its not that bad.
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Haha got you beat. I backed into a stopped box truck. Yep backed into, trashing my tailgate and busting both taillights.

That still sucks man
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I backed into my own truck the other day at work with a 3500.. I didnt realize the lady had a 1.5 foot hitch sticking out of the rear so i bent my bumper.
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thats sucks man...last night i went down the side of my bed with a friggen sign...so pissed...i guess it gives me a good reason for fiberglass bedsides
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That really sucks, at least it does not look like TOO much damage.

At least it was not like me... I got my truck brand new, and around 1500 miles on it.. I put it at 55mph though a wooden farm fence, and jumped it over an embanked driveway... Wooden spikes though the hood, floor, windshield.. 3 months in a body shop. Never has been the same I dont think.
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That sucks. I backed into a sign at my school a few weeks ago it was funny as hell, i knocked down the sign and not a scratch on my bumper.
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i let one of my friends drive my truck(a girl) and my friend was in front of us on his 1981 ltd250 and he pointed at some old car and stopped in the middle of the road and my firned driving my truck slamed right into the back of his bike, at 35mph things tend to crack, my grill is messed up and an ac support is cracked...accidents happen though glad your ok


It sucks that all of you can't watch where your going. Now I'm scared to drive anywhere. The only accident I have been in where I was at fault was when I fell asleep beind the wheel in my Escort and sideswiped a guardrail at 15mph, the other 2 I was cut off.
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It sucks that all of you can't watch where your going. Now I'm scared to drive anywhere. The only accident I have been in where I was at fault was when I fell asleep beind the wheel in my Escort and sideswiped a guardrail at 15mph, the other 2 I was cut off.


It sucks that you can't stay awake while driving. Now I'm scared to drive anywhere.
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It sucks that you can't stay awake while driving. Now I'm scared to drive anywhere.
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UPDATE -

Truck is still at the shop. They have all the parts (STX grille is like $268 list price BTW) and they are stalled because they are waiting for a supplement. If you dont know what that is, it just means when they took the car apart, there was other damage underneath it all. The adjuster didnt have them take the car apart when he did the original estimate, which is stupid, but maybe he had alot to do and thought it was faster to just get a preliminary estimate together. Well, now that they got it apart, there was more damage (which i expected) and now they gotta wait so the adjuster can come back out and look at it so they can fix it and get paid for it.

Some pics, basically the extra damage was the trans cooler (dont know why he didnt write that on there... it was obvious) and the crossmember where the bumper bolts has a slight tweak on the end. The frame is fine, and the radiator support is fine. Told you it was a pretty mild hit.

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The trans cooler got pinched when the bumper twisted back. that sucks.
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If you think about it, an insurance adjuster WOULDN"T have the shop take the damaged parts off... otherwise, the insurance company would be paying for possibly an useless step if they decide to total the vehicle.

Every automotive insurance claim is like this... the adjuster will (to their best ability) determine the closest dollar amount it will take to fix the damage. Based on that initial dollar amount, they will determine if they want to total the vehicle or not.

Once they decide to fix the vehicle, I THINK they are obligated to fix it all the way no matter what the end cost is (unless it proves to be structurally unsafe to have the vehicle on the road).

The suppliment just means that you'll have more nice new parts. :-)
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If you think about it, an insurance adjuster WOULDN"T have the shop take the damaged parts off... otherwise, the insurance company would be paying for possibly an useless step if they decide to total the vehicle.

Every automotive insurance claim is like this... the adjuster will (to their best ability) determine the closest dollar amount it will take to fix the damage. Based on that initial dollar amount, they will determine if they want to total the vehicle or not.

Once they decide to fix the vehicle, I THINK they are obligated to fix it all the way no matter what the end cost is (unless it proves to be structurally unsafe to have the vehicle on the road).

The suppliment just means that you'll have more nice new parts. :-)
I actually used to work at the shop my truck is at, and if we had something we suspected was a total, they would leave it together or we would write a preliminary estimate ourselves to see how close we were to the threshold. Usually the adjuster would come by, then give us the authorization to tear down the vehicle at least part way while he was there, or he would give us notice to have it town down before he arrived. For my truck, simply removing the front bumper and grille would have given him all the access he needed to see what needed to be fixed.

I do understand what you are saying though, If this was a 2001 Corolla or something and it had a similar hit, I probably would have waited too. The frame ends and core supports on those almost always get tweaked with a front impact of almost any speed. That would be close to a hitting the total loss threshold. i dont know what that car would book at, but lets say $5K. at that point a $3500 or $4000 hit is dangerously close to taking it out.

And yes, Im glad to have nice new parts :D. Not that there was anything wrong with what was on there, but still. new and shiny is always good lol
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