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Offline wolfter

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More vehicle repairs
« on: February 10, 2013, 03:55:40 PM »
Some of you all might remember that I had to rebuild my nephews car last year after he wrecked it.  My sister had recently purchased it for him and was upset that he was texting when he wrecked.

I got a call in the middle of the night to pick my sister up after she swerved to miss a deer.  I assumed it was minimal damage since it was in an area known for droves of deer.

Well, looks like I'm gonna be rebuilding another vehicle after she swerved right into a tree to avoid a deer.  Had she not had a couple of drinks, she would have hit the deer straight on instead of swerving.  She has recently purchased a small commuter car since she drives 80 miles round trip to work and dropped the full coverage on her truck.  Wrong time for that!!!!



« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 03:58:07 PM by wolfter »
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 05:08:51 PM »
 :o Yikes...

Do you really think you can repair that?  It looks totaled out to me, with major frame damage. Do you have access to frame straightening equipment? Would repair costs be more than the vehicle is worth ?

Good luck with that !  HHmmm,... I don't know !

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 05:31:31 PM »
i agree with ray.
it looks like it's gone. :(
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 05:40:31 PM »
It'll never be a show truck again, but I'll be able to make it functional.  Such a shame as she bought this truck new and always babied it.  We have all the equipment needed to straighten any frame damage. 

She knows it'll be at least a couple of months before I can do the repairs, but she'll go ahead and dismantle it.  I think she's lucky she was driving the big Ram instead of that little matchbox Chrysler she bought.
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 05:45:42 PM »
It'll never be a show truck again, but I'll be able to make it functional.  Such a shame as she bought this truck new and always babied it.  We have all the equipment needed to straighten any frame damage. 

She knows it'll be at least a couple of months before I can do the repairs, but she'll go ahead and dismantle it.  I think she's lucky she was driving the big Ram instead of that little matchbox Chrysler she bought.
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 11:07:10 PM »
I was thinking it looked gone.  If you can make that look good again, and run, then my hat will be off to you.  Post pics of the progress.  Glad no one was hurt. 

Offline wolfter

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 08:51:31 AM »
We're having it towed to her house today and will have a better look.  I was gonna provide the link for my nephew's car that we rebuilt but the pictures are missing?  We can find the front clip for under $500 and the rest of it will be labor. 

If nothing else, it can be used as a farm truck.   Which is funny since it has only hauled a few things in its life.  We all have trucks but only use a couple of the older ones for the purpose they were intended.

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 10:12:57 AM »
did it have a gun rack?
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 11:11:04 AM »
did it have a gun rack?

Gun racks are so 80's.  I'd never leave a gun displayed in my truck any longer.  Since I've had my truck forever, it still has a gun rack.  Even in highschool, most of us had shotguns properly hanging above our heads.  It'd probably get ya in trouble these days.
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Offline weasel

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 11:27:02 AM »

   OMG !   

                  I am so glad she is ALIVE !!!!!


      I have always been told to hit the deer !

    Thank GOD I had no response  time when I hit a Buck , my  "Cow Push Bar "
  saved it from going up the hood , But it did smash the side in before I ran it over !

    I really hope you can fix it , Mine goes into the shop as soon as Bob's
 truck is fixed  ;)

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 11:31:20 AM »
That Truck looks pretty totaled to me ??? might be better to just sell it off and part it out  :o

good thing nobody was hurt, that almost looks like a head-on-fatal to me  :(


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Offline wolfter

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 11:37:01 AM »
I'm thinking that since the airbags didn't deploy, that the crumple points did their jobs.  It'll be at the house in a couple of hours where I can do a more thorough analysis. 

Again, had she not had a couple of beers thinking it was safe to drive home since it was all back roads, this wouldn't have happened.  She hit a deer in the same exact spot last year and only did minimal damage as she didn't swerve and hit it square on.

And when she swerved, she went down a ravine and hit the tree square on instead
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 12:09:57 PM »
Sounds like she needs that drinking and driving talk.

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 08:48:24 PM »
Sounds like she needs that drinking and driving talk.

Naw, I think the Confederate flag came loose and got wrapped around her head.
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 03:52:17 AM »
Sounds like she needs that drinking and driving talk.

Naw, I think the Confederate flag came loose and got wrapped around her head.

I was wondering how she managed to not have to get bailed out of the local drunk tank. That's what would have happened in my neck of the woods. I guess you can get away with far more in them thar rolling pre-Appalachian hills of southern OH.

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 10:34:15 AM »
Naw, I think the Confederate flag came loose and got wrapped around her head.

Perhaps you need another history lesson as I've never seen a Confederate flag displayed here or in our parts of WVA.  We succeeded from Virginia for a reason. ;)


I was wondering how she managed to not have to get bailed out of the local drunk tank. That's what would have happened in my neck of the woods. I guess you can get away with far more in them thar rolling pre-Appalachian hills of southern OH.

That's OH as in OH DEER! ;D

I managed to pick her up before the police arrived.   :)  She's usually the responsible one amongst us and I didn't even have to lecture her.  She's already aware of the potential consequences of her actions. 
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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 06:11:32 PM »
Perhaps you need another history lesson as I've never seen a Confederate flag displayed here or in our parts of WVA.  We succeeded from Virginia for a reason. ;)

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 11:48:08 PM »
Perhaps you need another history lesson as I've never seen a Confederate flag displayed here or in our parts of WVA.  We succeeded from Virginia for a reason. ;)


I managed to pick her up before the police arrived.   :)  She's usually the responsible one amongst us and I didn't even have to lecture her.  She's already aware of the potential consequences of her actions.

Isn't that leaving the scene of an accident?

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Re: More vehicle repairs
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 08:58:07 AM »
Isn't that leaving the scene of an accident?

It's only considered an accident if there's property damage other than your own vehicle.  I made contact with the property owner that night and he gave us permission to retrieve the vehicle the next day.  The police only responded because someone else called and reported it thinking there might be injuries.  They only impounded it because they weren't able to make contact with her.

We took proof of insurance and licensing Monday and they released it. 
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