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Damage first time out this year !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Eyesell, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Hope this dosen't happen to anyone else, be careful backing up !!

    Tailgate & Bumper Overview 1.jpg
  2. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Here's another of just how messed up the bumper is

    Downview of Bumper.jpg
  3. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    another after I took the bumper off, guess I was lucky my BOSS spreader was off being repaired or something like that :cry:

    Fortunately it didn't hit the brackets that hold the hitch for the spreader.

    Mangled Bumper.jpg
  4. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Last one with it naked LOL, probably won't get fixed till spring, can't be without truck.

    Second thought was to just get dealer to order new bumper, tailgate and parts before hand and then take it in for one day vs. leaving it while they get parts, just a thought.

    Overview with no bumper.jpg
  5. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    oh dude....that sucks the biggie.... Hope you can fix for cheap.
  6. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    OUCH...guess those reverse sensors didn't do too well...was it a lightpole?
  7. watchamakalit

    watchamakalit Member
    Messages: 65

    you should be able to have the dealer order parts and when they get them they will want your truck for a couple of hours to make sure the paint matches. THen they will need it to install. Most deallers will work with you on stuff like that. Might be worth giving them a call.
  8. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    Yeah, big one, had sensors off :cry: :dizzy: little snow in morning, cleaned them and never have problems again, just forgot to turn them back on, what a "friggin idiot"
  9. PipeGuy

    PipeGuy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Second thought? Dude, what will an unprotected rear end collision cost to repair?
  10. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    ouch that sucks :nono:
  11. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Eyesell these are my thought too, you need to get a bumper back on that truck ASAP. You could be sitting at a red light like I was last winter and get rear ended.:yow!:

    Regards Mike
  12. All_Clear

    All_Clear Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    I'd agree, could be looking at alot or some really expensive damage if someone/thing were to hit the back now. Almost be better to have the bent one back on rather then nothing. Sorry to hear about your truck.


  13. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Fit it, fix it now..... Your insurance won't cover a new bed or frame damage because you didn't fix your bumper. Thats why they call it a bumper... It takes the bumps. It is suppose to fold up, it did its job. A taigate and bumper are easily replaced items... Probably $700 DIY and your good to go. Order the parts, bring them down with the truck to match the paint, then they can paint them.... just pick them up and put them on yourself. Take you 1 hour of your time total.
  14. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Ouch, bet you had a few off color words....:realmad: :realmad: You need to get that new bumper asap. Here in Illinois, you will get stopped and ticketed for not having a bumper; I don't know about Michigan...
  15. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I am truly sorry for your accident. Nice truck, though. I really hope it gets fixed soon and with VERY minimal cost to you. I can feel your pain.

    One other thing....I don't know why I didn't think of this myself, but you are a GENIUS having those reverse sensors on your truck. I've seen them before and never once gave thought to them for snowplowing. That is just plain and simple...pure genius.

    I'm going to look into getting them myself. It would probably be worth it if it keeps me out of just 1 rearend accident.

    But again...I feel for you!!:(
  16. All_Clear

    All_Clear Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    On a lighter note those back up lights didn't break, you did a great job at mounting those.

    I know here in Indiana they will pull you over and either ticket or written warning (had an old 77 dodge that the bumper rusted off) Cop gave me a written. I'd say it's pretty well nation wide, some may not enforce it as much as others.
  17. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    damn that sucks. Nothing is going your way. First your spreader and then this. Ouch
  18. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Beat me too it! Same thought that I had as soon as I saw the first pic! Feel for ya though, I did the same type of thing to my 03 F-250 (no sensors though) when I first got it in Dec of 02, it only had 500 miles.
  19. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 216

    Dang, I really feel for ya,, really nice truck, just alittle customized. Be smart and get a bumper on asap, bumpers are alot less expensive then medical bills. Hope that all works out for you.:cool:
  20. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Ya I'd get that fixed too.

    As soon as a cop sees that, he'd prolly pull you over for Defective Equipment.