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Rear bumper dent

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kdwashman, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. kdwashman

    kdwashman Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 13

    Had a little mishap plowing last week. Brother using my truck backed up into a bollard pole plowing my business. Damage amounts to 1900.00. This is an 06 1500HD chevy. Options are to fix at body shop, 500 deductible. Just let it go. or buy bumper and fix myself. Question for you guys, have any of you ever just bought an aftermarket bumper and put it on your plow truck, these things usually cost around 500.00. I think this would make more sense, because i usually keep trucks until they are ready for junk yard, but i dont want to drive around with beat up truck. Any opinions on better replacement rear bumpers for chevy trucks.
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    $1900 for a bumper? Call the wreckers or find an aftermarket company that makes original equipment bumpers.
  3. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i have found that the aftermarket bumpers chrome do last last as long, that is why they are cheaper, but it you save $$$$ then it might be worth it
  4. dm5.9

    dm5.9 Member
    Messages: 59

    I did this with my dodge, Found a stock replacement bumper on ebay for under 100 and swapped it out, Its only like 4 bolts per bracket to swap
  5. kdwashman

    kdwashman Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 13


    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    If you need all the plastic pieces they add up in a hurry, not sure who the crack head was that quoted you $1900? It's 8 bolts. My advice is to leave it until spring as long as the tailgate clears, you never know what can happen you might bump something or someone might bump you
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Don't run it threw your insurance,save if for the big stuff.
  8. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371


    Although you can say it was parked on the road and somebody else hit it. Most insurance companies will wave the deductible for parked vehicles.
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Yeah nothing like committing insurance fraud for a few hundred bucks right? Pure genius.
  10. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Jeez, you should be able to google a good quality new aftermarket bumper for less than the deductible...
    A good quality chrome step and tow factory replacement was $250 del for my 2000 Yukon XL...
  11. Lugnut

    Lugnut Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Check the junkyards and turn the wrenches yourself
  12. Lugnut

    Lugnut Senior Member
    Messages: 250

  13. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Put an after market bumper on Chevy bumpers are absolutely worthless. Check out Buckstop bumpers, I'm on my second stock bumper (& that is tweaked) had I seen these before I put it on I would of used one of these.
  14. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    You can try car-part.com as well. They have about everything oem you could ever want.
  15. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    $1900?! I would go aftermarket. Maybe its a sign? haha
  16. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    The local chevy dealer quoted me $2100 for a new front bumper for our 08 3500 dump. Was told I had to buy all 3 pieces. Called a few junk yards found the passanger side piece for $75. Pretty expensive plastic if you ask me.
  17. GA73

    GA73 Member
    Messages: 90

    the insurance just put a aftermarket rear bumper on my 04 2500 hd was $700 and change it was the most expensive part of my ooops
  18. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    I'd go with an aftermarket bumper. Last winter I backed into a snowbank while plowing and tweaked my stock bumper (didn't take much). I put on a Buckstop Bumper for alot less money and this one won't dent no matter what I back into, not that I have since. Steel, powdercoated, backup light ports built in, and factory fit - what more could you want in a rear bumper.



    new bumper 500.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  19. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Thats a nice looking bumper...Thumbs Up
  20. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Wow that looks good. Want to share price?