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Ouch. Yeh that is totaled. The hummer body kits are expensive!!! But awsome looking.
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Get those seats and center console before they take it to the junkyard!! Lots of people on here would kill for those. And I want your header panel.
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ouch, but make ur self a project and rebuild the truck, itd be fun and a learning experience.
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Eh... I'd start lookin' for a new truck... let insurance have that baby and start over.
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I don't want my already high insurance to get higher...

So its gonna be a project, asking around most autobody places would want to replace the cab which would be really expensive. So my plans are to get it running tommorow, I was gonna pull the plugs and turn the motor over to clear any oil out today, but -40 outside put an end to that idea, last thing I need is a bent crank... Then I'll leave it sit in the my garage for the next to months while I'm gone to college. Then in early March I'll strip the interior and try and repair what I can, before I go and get a cab from a wrecker. I'm also thinking out building a support brace to re-enforce my roof, the only thing is to make it fit under my head liner... Trial and error I guess.

I'll make a topic in the project section once I get started, to keep who ever is interested updated and get any questions I have answered.

Hopefully I get some good luck in march and manage to get thing straight as possible.

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that a man rebuild it and dont tell your insurance thats the only way you can make it not go any higher good luck with the rebuild
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sounds like to much work to do, just to get out of more expensive insurance, by the time you rebuild the truck and get it right it would of been the same as paying the higher insurance rates because it got totaled..
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I don't want my already high insurance to get higher...

So its gonna be a project, asking around most autobody places would want to replace the cab which would be really expensive. So my plans are to get it running tommorow, I was gonna pull the plugs and turn the motor over to clear any oil out today, but -40 outside put an end to that idea, last thing I need is a bent crank... Then I'll leave it sit in the my garage for the next to months while I'm gone to college. Then in early March I'll strip the interior and try and repair what I can, before I go and get a cab from a wrecker. I'm also thinking out building a support brace to re-enforce my roof, the only thing is to make it fit under my head liner... Trial and error I guess.

I'll make a topic in the project section once I get started, to keep who ever is interested updated and get any questions I have answered.

Hopefully I get some good luck in march and manage to get thing straight as possible.

exactly what i would have done!!! cant wait to see it when its all fixed!!!
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id take your insurance money and buy some stuff.. get a comalong and find a good sturdy tree a welder with a stick... and some other crazy stuff, and bondo... would be beautiful... of you could buy my cab :)
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An Idea I got today...

What is the oldest year my 07 front end (grille/headlights/fenders... ect) fit?

Cause If I can't fix my cab with out spanding mass amounts of money, I might as well get a 2000 or newer ranger and try and upgrade it with what ever is re-usable of my 07. And part out/ sell to wrecker the rest, Sorry my seats, console, ect will not be for sale.
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Ouch bro,sorry about the loss. Atleast you got away from that pretty unscathed.

It definetly looks like a write off with the roof damage how it is. The most structurally integral part of the vehicle's body has been severely compromised nd the only way to fix that is with a new cab.

You will probably be better to total it and get the payout. Seeing how it looks like a fairly new truck, I only assume it is beign financed or leased,so your insurance coverage should at minimum have collision/comprehensive. If you only have basicaly liability like I do, if I wreck my truck and it's totalled, I'm screwed with no vehicle and no money.

I think it's time to look for a new truck unfortunately.
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1998 or newer on the cab. There are differences on the sizes and shapes of the holes where the wiring passes thru and the location of your fuse box but you can make them work.
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An Idea I got today...

What is the oldest year my 07 front end (grille/headlights/fenders... ect) fit?

Cause If I can't fix my cab with out spanding mass amounts of money, I might as well get a 2000 or newer ranger and try and upgrade it with what ever is re-usable of my 07. And part out/ sell to wrecker the rest, Sorry my seats, console, ect will not be for sale.
I know you can go as far back as the type models. Not sure about going any older than that though. You could just swap the whole front clip out and dropin the new truck.
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you're going to spend more money repairing the truck than what you think you will save on your insurance.

I'm in the same boat as you. I am 23 in 2 weeks, and when I was 17 I was in a minor collision. I paid out of pocket to fix my car,and the other guy went through is insurance. I went from $208/mo for insurance up to $360/mo the next year. Then a year and a half later I got a speeding ticket for 124kmh in a 100 zone and my insurance went up to $489/mo. All this while I was in HIGH SCHOOL!

I've had a clean record since that speeding ticket and I currently pay $180/mo for my 2002 B4000. I still have to wait 2 years for my big drop. No matter how clean or bad your record is when you;re a male 16-25, insurance screws you.
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wvcat, you seem to deal with this kinda stuff a lot. Do you know if he would be able to use his interior on a '98? I'm talking swapping dashes and all. It would be sweet if he could buy a '98 and basically move his truck into it. Drive train, front end and all. Or just swap cabs over and drop the '98 cab on his '07 frame then put the '07 interior back in it.
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Yes he can but he will have to alter the holes for the wiring harnesses. As an example the newer trucks (04+ I think) have a fuse box under the kick panel on the passengers side but the older cabs don't so there is no hole for the wiring harness. On some trucks there are round holes under the seat for the frame harness and on some they are square. There are also differences on the harnesses themselves so he will be required to use the factory harnesses and swap them into the donor cab.
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So the biggest pain in the butt would be running all the wires? Not bad, I kind of got to thinking here he could by an older truck and basically still have a new truck.
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I'm surprised the parts vultures aren't here yet...
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Yeah the wiring is definately the hardest part, its not much fun pulling a dash or changing an engine compartment harness. The harness that goes around the back of the cab sucks too, you have to pull all the plastic panels.
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It's easier doing everything when the cab is gutted anyways. Plus,relocating wires and harnesses is no problem when you have a drill and some rubber grommets.

If he wants to spend the money and time to rebuild the truck, then all the power to him. However, if the truck is or was his only transportation, then I would look into getting the insurance money and get myself a new set of wheels as soon as possible.

Where I live you can't go anywhere without your own means of transportation,so you're very dependant on having a vehicle when you need it.
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Mike, where I live too there is no such thing as public transportation. I agree he needs to take the money and buy a new ride. This post just got me thinking about how hard it would be to buy a 200k plus mile ranger and then grab a '07 or '08 out wrecked out of a jy and pretty much just build yourself a almost new truck.
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