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Hey all, have a couple Q's

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I was rear-ended the other day and now my rear bumper points down at a 45 degree angle. From what I can tell, the only thing that needs replacing are the bumper mounts. I am curious if anyone might know what I could be seeing cost wise. I'll prolly just hit a salvage yard to get them super cheap.

Also, I bought my truck from carmax last year, how do I remove their sticker from the tailgate?

One last q, where can I find a nerf bar/light bar for my sportbed? I have seen them for reg. beds, but not sport. I'd like to find one in black.

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Sorry to heard about your truck but it looks like you got of lucky. Pull the bumper and look to see what got damaged it may not be all that bad might even be able to straighten out the mounts. If not hit the used auto parts yard and get a straight set shouldn't be to difficult to find.
For the sticker get a hair dryer and heat it up should get the glue soft enough to peel it off, then a little soap and water to touch it up or some polishing compound (not rubbing).
Nerf bars go on the front of the truck so it is the same cab as all the rest. If your talking for the bed then you mean a headache bar you might have to get that made or check the classified.

Good luck!

Get a hitch, for the next time someone rearends you it will save the bumper!
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Just use a power washer to take off the stickers. It worked for me.
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I had my bumper mounts bent at a 45 before too, from pulling a stock trailer down a rough road and through a field. I put a 20 ton jack (its what I had handy) under the trailer ball and jacked it up. The wife daughter and I got in the back of the pickup and jumped up and down. Odd way to fix it, but it worked perfect. As for the carmax sticker, a hair dryer to warm it up so you can peel it off, then some adhesive remover, alcohol, or wd40 for the adhesive.
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Ah, thanks for the tips!

Well, now if things couldn't get worse for my truck, they did. Some idiot last night came thru the neighborhood and busted out the driver side window of my truck and a neighbors car. Nothing stolen thankfully, but it is snowing with a possibility of getting 10" today.

Yeah me....
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Dude, what is wrong with people? Good luck with your windows. Sorry to hear about it.

They were just jelous of your custom rear bumper.

Dude! That car hit you and went bug-eyed.

Glad you are ok though.

I think I just peeled my stickers right off.
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Sorry to see, bumper mounts shouldn't be more than $20 a piece at an average salvage yard I'd think. As for the sticker, either heating it and pealing with a plastic knife, or an eraser wheel on a drill would be your two best and least damaging options.

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Just use a power washer to take off the stickers. It worked for me.
Do NOT do this, you're just asking for paint chips.
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Just a quick update about the window. Apparently there were 3 18 years running around last night with BB guns shooting out windows. They were caught and are now in jail. But ya, their little escapade is costing me about $200 to get the window replaced. Fun fun...
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seems to be common. my son has had this happen twice, with his superduty. but they through bricks. hes in Wichita also.
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use goo gone or some other mineral spirit.
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i found the brackets new for 15 a piece online so not that bad
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i found the brackets new for 15 a piece online so not that bad
Where did you find them?
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Man, this blows. I got an estimate today for the truck. Repairs will cost a little over $800. The downside is, I am being forced to have the repairs made by the lien holder. Insurance cut me a check, but the lien holder has to sign it as well and won't endorse it until repairs have been made. Sheesh, I thought I was gonna walk off with some money in my pocket.

EDIT> Estimate include a whole new rear bumper. It won't be OEM either. The new bumper will more than likely be all chrome.
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Ball hitch FTW!, but the sticker should just peel off if you work at it, but if your having trouble, heat that sucker up. then wax and grease remover, or something along those lines to get the residue off.
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$800? What all damage was done?
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$800? What all damage was done?
Not much really. The bumper brackets are bent down, a small ding with a tiny amount of paint, and a nick on one of the rear quarter panels.

They are replacing the whole bumper assy which will cost $500 plus prep and paint. I wanted to replace the brackets myself; but, since the lien holder is involved, nothing I can do to put some extra cash in my pocket.

Oh well, as long as it gets fixed.
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Watch out for aftermarket bumpers. I put a new set on my wifes pathfinder (chrome) and they showed rust in 6 months. By one year they look absolutely like crap.
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Yeah, spoke with my insurance agent again about the bumper. Supposed to be the exact same bumper I have already. I sure hope it don't rust out though!

Also, has anyone had problems getting a door window replaced? I had mince changed at Safelite. Dang thing rocks in its channel and doesn't seal proper w/o my help. They ordered a new window. Hope they get it right this time.
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Yeah, spoke with my insurance agent again about the bumper. Supposed to be the exact same bumper I have already. I sure hope it don't rust out though!

Also, has anyone had problems getting a door window replaced? I had mince changed at Safelite. Dang thing rocks in its channel and doesn't seal proper w/o my help. They ordered a new window. Hope they get it right this time.
Sounds like the channels need adjusting I be knocking on their door and complaining!
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i got rearended just like that once. Hit-and-run. I just took the bumper off and was able to pound the brackets back. Looked good as new after that. The bumper itself really wasnt damaged.
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Sounds like the channels need adjusting I be knocking on their door and complaining!
I did take it back to the shop. The guy there said there wasn't anything he could adjust. Claimed it was a badly made window. I took the door apart my self and the window is riveted onto the channel. We shall see here in a couple days.
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Well, here she is in all her new found glory....

Just got my baby back today! She sure looks good! have a look!



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good as new!
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did you get the window problem solved?
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did you get the window problem solved?
Not yet. However, I do have another appointment scheduled with Safelite tomorrow. Hoepfully, it'll be fixed then.
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