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Old 02-21-2007
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Well...my Insurance Company gave me the news...

I haven't had a full posting about it, but I sent my truck back into a bodyshop to have repairs made by a previous bodyshop cleaned up. While repairing the other issues, they found framedamage that I, nor my insurance company was aware of. The insurance company went after the shop in TX, and the excuse for the frame damage/half-**** repair was that the tech who did the work was fired shortly thereafter, and that the vehicle was never inspected after work was performed on it.

Anyways, to make a long story short, they are going to install a brand new frame on my truck, no BS. I will be getting a rental car paid for by the outfit in TX, but in terms of my insurance rates I'm going to be having a little talk about that.

Let this be a lesson to anyone who tries to drive long distances...if you fall asleep behind the wheel (as I did) it can make for a lot of frustration.
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Well I'm glad you got mostly everything taken care of. Good luck bro!
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glad they are taking care of it....i can't believe they are replacing a fram rail....i didn't even know you could by each frame rail seperate.......watch how they attach the crossmembers to the new rail....be careful they dont use low grade rivits or bolts.....

seems like it would be less expensive to just total the truck....i dunno....if it were mine i would want it totaled instead of a new frame rail put in.....

make the other shop pay for a TRUCK as a rental instead of a stupid car.....since you would have your truck if they did the repairs properly.....
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glad everything is working out for you. I think if it was me I would push to have it totaled. my mom was rear ended really hard in her explorer and they replaced the frame it was never the same after, good thing it was a lease.
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glad they are taking care of it....i can't believe they are replacing a fram rail....i didn't even know you could by each frame rail seperate.......watch how they attach the crossmembers to the new rail....be careful they dont use low grade rivits or bolts.....

seems like it would be less expensive to just total the truck....i dunno....if it were mine i would want it totaled instead of a new frame rail put in.....

make the other shop pay for a TRUCK as a rental instead of a stupid car.....since you would have your truck if they did the repairs properly.....
Not a rail, an entire frame. I realize it might mean the truck "won't be the same," but I have a lot of confidence in the repair shop my truck is in. They are for one of the largest Ford dealerships in the South and any work I've had them perform in the past has been top notch.
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wow....i bet that will be a job!
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What dealership? Capital Ford? Crossroads Ford? Wakefield Ford?
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We do that kind of stuff and it's not that hard. Good luck and make sure your ins. company inspects it before you get it back this time.
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What dealership? Capital Ford? Crossroads Ford? Wakefield Ford?
Crossroads...Haddock of Crossroads does all their repair work. I have received nothing but top notch repairs from them.
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wow...thats gonna cost sum bucks!
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you know, i read somewhere, that if you are very sleepy from driving, that you should remove your left shoe and left sock. supposedly the cold left foot and warm right foot confuses your brain and prevents you from dozing off. dunno if it actually works, but worth a shot!
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you know, i read somewhere, that if you are very sleepy from driving, that you should remove your left shoe and left sock. supposedly the cold left foot and warm right foot confuses your brain and prevents you from dozing off. dunno if it actually works, but worth a shot!
what if they're both warm? lol
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I know from experience that when you are tired you pull over and take a nap. Screw that remove shoe crap.
Highway hypnosis and the need for sleep causes a lot of accidents.
I do 19 hours a day riding motorcycles cross country. When I get tired I stop. I have slept leaning against the building of a gas staion and at picnic tables next to the stations more than once.
When you get sleepy your body is telling you something so listen to it.

Nothing worse then someone that doesn't do their job and then their employer doesn't check their work. Of course it's really tough for companies to get rid of the deadwood now a days with all the lawsuits.
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def next time take the nap glad to see your truck was just a lil banged up, next time u might not be so lucky. Good luck with the repairs man!
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