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Quick question about Title and cracked frame

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by PetalsandPines, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. PetalsandPines

    PetalsandPines Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Just a quickie here...no pissing matches please

    If a 2007 Chevy Truck frame is cracked right through on both sides and it is repaired is it now considered a "wreck" or "salvage" on the title...or does the insurance company have to claim it as totalled?
  2. pmorrissette

    pmorrissette Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    The insurance company would be the one to report it as salvage or write-off.

    If you repair it without filing a claim, I doubt they would report it since they did not have to settle a claim.

    That's pretty much how it works up here in Canada, I imagine it is similar in USA.
  3. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    its will not show on title, I would have it done and make sure the welds a correctly done.
    If it was me I would have the front end parts removed for the repair for better access. "they may have to do this anyways" it should be better then new and stronger
  4. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    The insurance company will only do a salvage title or repair title is they consider the vehicle a total loss. I doubt a frame swap even would total a new truck money wise.
  5. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Has nothing to do with your title. Just let GM fix it.
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    yep if insurance has nothing to do with the fix or money for it . then thay have no idea.

    this is 1 of the super huge flaws of places like carfax. if its NOT reported its NOT recorded for history. see it all the time.

    and dont forget in ny state inspection no welding/fish plating/ cutting within 6" of suspension mounting points last i know of. better dubble check this before you spend the cash on fixin that frame.
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    GM has offered to fix it free of charge. I am sure they (GM) are full aware of laws regarding this. Also I believe these frames leave the factory with welds within 6" of suspension. Either way the frame isnt broken all the way through (in two seperate pieces) so...
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  8. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Why would one file a claim to the insurance company anyway? Just weld it and keep running it.
  9. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,107

    I was hoping for a update also.
  10. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Post gone bye bye
  11. sixty4

    sixty4 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 73

    Question on this, If he has the truck repaired does Chevrolet report this to carfax? If they do and it shows up does this look real bad for him when he sells the truck? Would someone think WoW he beat the crap out of the truck he replaced the frame, what else is wrong with the truck. Something like that on a Carfax would make me run.
    Just a thought.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  12. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    1st off i would not take it to a GM dealer for repair, i would rather have a certified welder do the repair or just do it myself. GM themselves are not going to warranty the work either, they will claim it was damaged by abnormal driving conditions. Would it show up in the trucks history? Depends on how much typing the service writer does and how he/she writes it up.
  13. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    i think car fax is only insurance reports if i recall.

    and DONT trust car fax. it only works if the damage was reported. i know lots of vehicles in my area that were trashed and paid for by cash to fix at body shop. nice clean car fax every time.

    so dont waste your time with that car fax junk. :laughing:
  14. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I agree. I put my Vette on Ebay and it pulls an autocheck for all cars listed. I guess my Vette was involved in an accident while I owned it in January. Heres the porblem:
    1) I owned it on the crash date and I know it wasn't crashed. It was in storage.

    I called Autocheck and they said there was nothing they could or would do as they report information givin to them. I'd like to know where they get the info. Basically my car didnt sell on Ebay because everyone thought it was crashed. The ONLY question people would ask was how bad the "accident" was. They thought I was scamming them when I tried to explain.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  15. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I doubt they would have their tire tech or express lube guy do it :laughing:
  16. whitextreme

    whitextreme Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Where and how did the frame crack?
  17. cwby_ram

    cwby_ram Senior Member
    Messages: 907

    Just do a search for the OP's posts, you'll have plenty of entertaining reading about how, why, when. I don't think that's something we want to start again here.
  18. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    We are still waiting for an update on the repair. Is it too secret/confidential to post on Plowsite?
  19. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    He has not signed on since 2/22/11. Doubt we will here anything from him for a while....