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Messed up my new truck!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by AdamChrap, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap Member
    Messages: 34

    I was backing up in a tight spot while plowing at 3am, Going about 1/2 mile per hr and crunch! I saw the pylon there and thought it was further away(Objects in mirror are closer then they appear!). I just cant believe how the bumper crushed at a speed that is almost nothing. It pushed it against the left rear quarter panel and that screwed up the whole bedside! Need a whole new bed and the vinyl graphics redone. $3900!! pics up tomorrow....
     
  2. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    ouch!!!! sorry to hear on that dude
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    objects in motion tend to stay in motion until there is an equal or greater opposite re-action. I wouldn't bother fixing it now, if you do you'll hit something else again this winter
     
  4. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap Member
    Messages: 34

    Way to gross for me to look at all winter, But I am thinking of replacing the bed with a nice heavy steal flatbed. We have always had problems with the beds on our trucks getting beat up and we normally don't fix them because just like you said it is just going to happen again and the insurance company doesn't like it much.
     
  5. Johnnay Boy91

    Johnnay Boy91 Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 40

    thats why i love the older trucks. that would not of happened. sorry to hear that man 3900... that was probably more than what u made plowing that night ouch.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Those yellow posts are attracted to nice trucks.
     
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Wow sorry to hear
     
  8. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    one day business will get smart and put some kinda cushioned barrier around light poles .. kinda like the barrier walls on interstate exit ramps .
     
  9. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Sorry to hear that. Its the top notch steel they use to build these way to expensive vehicles we drive.
     
  10. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I picked up a brand new take-off bed w/ bed liner, rr bumper, taillights and tailgate for my truck from E-bay $500. Took a while to find them, but I've got them ready to go on in the spring. I'm keeping the banged up old one on until then.
     
  11. ffplow

    ffplow Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    thats a good price, what year/model truck is it for?
     
  12. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Sorry to hear about that, but it happens to all of us. I have friends in Ohio that swear by Striker Bros. Parts in Batavia, they might have what you need.
     
  13. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Ouch man 3900 is a big chunk out of the pocket. I feel for ya tho, first storm on my new route i backed into a rock wall in one of my tight driveways. Busted out a tail light and scratched the side of the truck a bit. Minor compared to yours, but share the same pain.
     
  14. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    ahhh thats no good sorry to hear about that
     
  15. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    I say go with a Hillsboro alum. bed... it will rock the socks off that 2008 of yours

    I used them at my old job and beat the snot out of them... and they still looked great
     
  16. willofalltrades

    willofalltrades Member
    Messages: 97

    Steal?... in ohio?... go aluminum its worth it...

    Hillsboro beds theres a dealer by my house.
     
  17. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Definitely go aluminum, and oh btw nopics.gif

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  18. sechracer

    sechracer Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Now that is funny! Not the accident, sorry to hear about that.
     
  19. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    and people scoffed when we bought an f350 lariat to plow with. That reverse sensor and backup camera is awesome!!
     
  20. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap Member
    Messages: 34