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Old 05-18-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Houston Car Wars, New TV needed

Well yestrday on my way to work I was a victim of Houston Traffic. I was hit from behind while stopped in a line of cars. After I was hit from behind I was also pushed into the car in front of me. Dr says I have the classic case of whiplash, headache and stiff neck. Body shop says it may be totaled since it is a 2000 model with over 135K miles. Of course I just bought 4 new tires about 2 months ago. The guy who hit me is fully insured. I hope this all works out good considereing if they total my truck there is no way the pay out I get will be enough to repalce the truck. If theey repair it it may never drive teh same. Also my receiver took a pretty good bashing, will it still be safe to tow with?

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Man, big time bummer. Hope you recover fully from your neck injuries.

Make sure a hitch replacement is included with any estimate if the truck is repaired.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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WOW, what a bummer!! Lay underneath the back area, and look at the frame. If that got bent, then they probably will not repair it. If it did noy, and you are handy with tools, you can get another bed from a junkyard vor craigslist, and replace that yourself. There is only like 8 bolts that hold the bed onto the frame. Can't see the front- is that very bad? Man, sorry for your truck, and I hope you get feeling better. Randy
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #4
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frame rail?

I am not completely sure but this may be the frame rail coming through the front bumper/air damn.

Thank you all for the concern,
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Ow...dang Dan. I know the Houston traffic well. Sorry man. Well, maybe you'll get an updated, better truck out of the deal. We're hoping for you.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Ed, I was on FM 249 and traffic was stopped as usual, I was just setting there with my foot on the brake and BAM! You know Houston traffic at 7:15 AM is killer with the rush hour. I am going to insist on a new receiver either way the insurance decides if it is totaled or repairable. I think being over 11 years old and 135K miles they will hand me a check. In the mean time I am in a rental provided from the liable party's insurance and it is a 2011 Silverado 4 Door, very nice, but no receiver hitch on it
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The bed is much closer to the Cab than before the accident. It actually struck the cab and damaged it below the rear window.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #8
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Looking for a F250 or a 1500HD/2500, gasoline, 4 door, autmatic, Big V8, 2 wheel drive. The retail on my truck according to Kelly Blue Book is a little over 7K and the trade/private party is from 4500-5500. that is without the receiver and snug top bed cover, they will also have to pay me for.
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I had a GMC 1500HD,CC, 4x4, w/6.0L and miss it. That truck could get up and go!!!

Hope you find something soon.
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The bed is much closer to the Cab than before the accident. It actually struck the cab and damaged it below the rear window.
That's one reason Ford redesigned the F150. Many times, even a minor accident will cause many thousands more in repairs because of the way the bed will smack the cab (and vice-versa) in an otherwise minor accident.
It's barely possible the bed shifted on the frame, but more likely the frame got tweaked in between the front of the bed and rear of the cab.
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