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Rebuilding 2009 Chevy Silverado 3500HD after tornado.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by rusty_keg_3, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Heres how we found it the morning after the tornado...

    Im planning on a flatbed, and hopefully a hoist in the spring... Got a little work to do to the plow... Ordered grille, headlights, and fender... Still need to get a hood... Got all new glass installed last week...

    Were also gonna replace the cab lights... And other than that thats about it, gonna wait to replace the doors, and cab corners till the spring after the snows gone...

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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,268

    WOW, hope you guys have a good winter.
     
  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Heres what it looked like b4...

    <a href="http://s596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/2009%20Chevy%20Silverado%203500%20HD/?action=view&current=010600_154400.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/2009%20Chevy%20Silverado%203500%20HD/010600_154400.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/2009%20Chevy%20Silverado%203500%20HD/?action=view&current=070409_181200.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/2009%20Chevy%20Silverado%203500%20HD/070409_181200.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
     
  4. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Here it is up in at the auction company we bought it back from...

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  5. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Here is when it got delivered, and i pulled the bed off, then the plastic, and took 8 hrs!!! to get all that stupid tape off...

    <a href="http://s596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/2009%20Progress/?action=view&current=downsized_0829100900.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/2009%20Progress/downsized_0829100900.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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  6. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    WOW, i hope you bought it back for stupid cheap... thats ALOT of work you got ahead of yourself there!

    Guess you didnt get the new vehicle replacement on the insurnace?
     
  7. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Thanks man, me too!
     
  8. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Second that I hope you got that cheap! Wow it looks pretty rough
     
  9. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Yea, got a perdy good deal... Its only got 24,000 mi (thats kinda high tho) but it was ours, so we know what it could do... We did okay on the insurance... With some of it my bro got an 03 Silverado 3500 dually, 6.0, dump... Then bought the truck back, its gonna be mine tho... Im paying for some of the stuff now, and am going to pay him back ASAP...

    Heres the only pic i got of it now, cause im talking to my girlfriend... Ill try to post more some time...

    <a href="http://s596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/Mobile%20Uploads/?action=view&current=0814101417.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/rusty_keg_3/Mobile%20Uploads/0814101417.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
     
  10. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    What would u guys say is cheap? Just wondering... lol
     
  11. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    What auction did you get that off? If you don't me asking what they charged you to buy it back at that price? I guess boats are different because the insurance company gave me the option to buy boat back right from them instead of going through an auction
     
  12. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Ill try to get some with the new glass tomorrow, the fender we got is getting primed, paint and clear... So we can bolt it right up...
     
  13. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Copart... They wanted a ton to buy it right back so we let it go to auction and got it for 2,000 less than the insurance company wanted... Im not sure if im gonna put the price out yet, cause i dont really want people who think its alot giving me crap... lol
     
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    You must really like THAT truck.
     
  15. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    It seems to me anything around $5000 would have been good?
     
  16. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    They wanted a ton to buy it back and you got for only 2k less than a ton......ouch.
     
  17. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Welcome to plowsite! :waving: LOL
     
  18. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    I'd agree, the entire powertrain isnt worth too much more then that.... Just post the # now that you said everything you've said... Cause we're all under the assumption already...
     
  19. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I saw that truck on copart, but on a side note I hope that wasnt your house sitting next to the truck in the first pictures...

    Looks like you might do some of the work through a tech school?
     
  20. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    just post what you paid for it allready.