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Driver's door damaged.....

Some goofy girl backed into my Ranger while it was parked in the street. The insurance co said they'd take care of it and it shouldn't cost me any money. I think I need a whole new door.

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yea shes laid in pretty good
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wow that sucks. i woulda been a bit livid
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prob not a door, just a skin in my opinion. all depends if it bent anything inside the door.
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Well the window still rolls up and down with no problem, but the bottom of the door is bent. I don't know if we could just put on a new skin or not. We'll see what the body shop and insurance adjuster says.

At first I was livid, then depressed as I was planning on keeping this truck in great shape for a long time. I hope they can fix it so it looks nice again.
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Whatever shop you take it to they better offer a long warranty on the work.

Personally take it to the dealer. If they mess it up I have issue with yelling at them.
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Junkyard door?
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We'll see what the insurance adjuster has to say.....


I'm just glad nobody got hurt. I was standing right there when it happened, and jumped out of the way. If I would have been two feet over I could have gotten pinned and had a leg broken.
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Was she at least cute? lol
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Women cannot drive lol.

You get her number? I think she owes you dinner.
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Was she at least cute? lol

She was okay, but not my type. She was driving her boyfriend's car and was upset because she thought he was going to tear her a new one. A tree fell on her car last week and totaled it. She was definitely having a bad week.
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Women cannot drive lol.

You get her number? I think she owes you dinner.


Dinner ?? No thanks, just fix my truck !!!!!!!!
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Well the body shop says I need a new door shell because of some damaged bracing. A used door isn't available so he will get one from Ford. They'l exchange the mirror and interior trim. They'll have to also paint the front fender as it has a nick in it from the accident. 3-4 days to order the door shell, and another 3-5 days in the shop. Total estimate is $1,514.00.
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Ouch, luckily it didn't hurt the fender though
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The side impact bar is what kept your window working. Had it been a T bone it would keep the other cars grill out of your arm. Its a good thing to replace the whole door. I think hes just lazy and doesn't want to to drive to get a door.
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She definitely did a number on the door. At least it took the brunt of the damage.
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The side impact bar is what kept your window working. Had it been a T bone it would keep the other cars grill out of your arm. Its a good thing to replace the whole door. I think hes just lazy and doesn't want to to drive to get a door.
No, he called around to see if he could find a door, with no luck. That's okay, I'd rather have a new door than one from a rusted out old junker.
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She definitely did a number on the door. At least it took the brunt of the damage.

Apparently there's some sort of problem about whether or not the girl or her boyfriend have insurance....they gave us the name of their insurance co, but the company records say no. My insurance co is looking into it right now...So I may get stuck paying a $500 deductible if it gets charged to my account.

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id then go after the girl for the deductible
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id then go after the girl for the deductible
My insurance company says they'll go after her for the deductible and any expenses they also incur, which would be the total of the repair, $ 1,514. If she doesn't have insurance it'll come out of her pocket, or possibly the boyfriend's pocket, as he is ultimatly responsible for having insurance and allowing her to drive his car.

Either way I should get my $500 back.
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yea i dont even understand why people drive without insurance/expired insurance(just as bad) ive seen people come into work with expired insurance(need current for PA state inspection) and dont even relieze it!
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The insurance company is going after them. They tried calling them and the phone number they gave on the police report was disconnected. If it turns out they don't have insurance, my insurance co will report them to the Ohio BMV, and have they licenses suspended.

In the meantime my insurance company will put the claim under my name and I'll have to put up the $500 deductible. The body shop is ordering the parts today and the truck goes in the shop Tuesday.
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how long are they telling you its gonna take
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how long are they telling you its gonna take
They said drop it off Tuesday pick it up sometime on Friday. They said they can have the parts delivered to them on Tuesday.
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is it a dealer doing it?
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