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Auto body question
« on: December 21, 2017, 11:29:31 AM »
Well last Saturday my truck tried to park itself in my parents garage by sliding down their driveway.  I have a buddy that has all the stuff to fix the damage, but what I am wondering is what my insurance company is going to value the damage at.  I am meeting with my insurance company's approved body shop tomorrow to assess the cost.  Anyone with experience with this have an opinion want to make sure I don't get low balled? 


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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 11:31:28 AM »
That's creased pretty good, I bet it needs a bedside. Cha ching.
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 11:31:58 AM »
I was gonna guess $2k
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 11:53:35 AM »
2+, closer to 4k

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 12:15:02 PM »
Dang, to bad its two tone. White take off beds start at about $1200. Easy to swap.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 12:53:23 PM »
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 01:37:07 PM »
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 01:45:32 PM »
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 03:02:40 PM »
Just get some buffing compound itíll buff right out.  :chuckle:
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 03:42:04 PM »
Take it a local body shop and get a qoute, probably get an idea of cost that way.  You aren't under any obligation to have the body shop do the work just because they provide a quote.
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 04:44:50 PM »
Ya I'm thinking you are going to need a new skin on that side.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 05:05:48 PM »
Take it a local body shop and get a qoute, probably get an idea of cost that way.  You aren't under any obligation to have the body shop do the work just because they provide a quote.

I like this route he's taking....not wasting people's time by having them write estimates knowing he won't have them do the work. His insurance company probably has an adjuster that will come look at it and write a sheet on it that they will work off of anyway.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2017, 05:56:24 PM »
Take it a local body shop and get a qoute, probably get an idea of cost that way.  You aren't under any obligation to have the body shop do the work just because they provide a quote.

I like this route he's taking....not wasting people's time by having them write estimates knowing he won't have them do the work. His insurance company probably has an adjuster that will come look at it and write a sheet on it that they will work off of anyway.
I have called a handful of shops around here and only one said they would look at it without getting the job.  And about 3/4 of them only do insurance claims when I was asking about painting my truck after the body work is done, so they essentially didnít want my business.  Which is why I am asking the fine people of hunt wa for opinions.  I have been able to get so much good information on other things reading posts I figured the has to be someone here who will have some valuable insight. 


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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 07:57:54 PM »
I think the problem with them painting after the body work is done somewhere else is theyíre unsure of the quality of the work done before they get to it. If they have to put their name on the paint, they want to make sure everything leading up to that point is done right. No offense intended.
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2017, 08:23:07 PM »
I think the problem with them painting after the body work is done somewhere else is theyíre unsure of the quality of the work done before they get to it. If they have to put their name on the paint, they want to make sure everything leading up to that point is done right. No offense intended.
The reason I love this site.  That didnít cross my mind, but can totally understand.  I would have thought that is something that the paint people could tell by looking at, and if it sucked they would say that it need fixed. 


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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2017, 09:20:22 PM »
Maybe be patient, do lots of calling around and find one at a wrecking yard with the same paint scheme and get the whole bed? Or get a whole bed and paint to match, I'd do that before doing a skin but that's me.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2017, 09:54:28 PM »
Get the insurance money and put a flat bed on it. :tup:
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 05:50:29 AM »
Maybe be patient, do lots of calling around and find one at a wrecking yard with the same paint scheme and get the whole bed? Or get a whole bed and paint to match, I'd do that before doing a skin but that's me.

Wouldn't be surprised if this was a cheaper way to go.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 12:25:45 PM »
$3238.65 from what I can see in the photos. Thatís replacing the bedside and everything that goes with it.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2017, 01:11:07 PM »
I vote for a steel flat bed... love taps like that look worse on the offender... and will make you smile.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2017, 01:36:50 PM »
You're meeting the appraiser at the body shop. That's good news. The shop estimator along with the ins. co. appraiser will write an estimate for the known/visible damage. Most approved body shops with ins. carriers will give you a written guarantee on their work. Any supplements they handle directly with the carrier. If you don't like the shop take the estimate to the shop of your choice and ask them if they can do the repairs for the estimate. If not, what is missing from the estimate?  If you have a lienholder you pretty much have to get it fixed to protect the lienholders interest. If you have the title you can take the money less your deductible and hit the casinos and double it or pay your buddy to repair it and have Maaco paint it.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2017, 01:39:08 PM »
You're meeting the appraiser at the body shop. That's good news. The shop estimator along with the ins. co. appraiser will write an estimate for the known/visible damage. Most approved body shops with ins. carriers will give you a written guarantee on their work. Any supplements they handle directly with the carrier. If you don't like the shop take the estimate to the shop of your choice and ask them if they can do the repairs for the estimate. If not, what is missing from the estimate?  If you have a lienholder you pretty much have to get it fixed to protect the lienholders interest. If you have the title you can take the money less your deductible and hit the casinos and double it or pay your buddy to repair it and have Maaco paint it.

My guess is he wants to get the insurance check, do as much of the work himself as he can, pay someone to paint it and pocket the balance.
The Maaco idea is the best way to go if I'm accurate in my guess.
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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2017, 02:02:33 PM »
Well meet with the adjustor and they were of the opinion that the bedside could be repaired (which is what my buddy that is going to be fixing the body said).  My buddy also got me in touch with a retired paint guy who supplements his retirement with some side jobs.  The whole truck needs painted due to some rust begging on top of the cab and the fenders (and because I hate the two tone paint it currently has, going to paint the whole thing white) which was in the budget of next year.  Since I have no plans to ever get rid of this truck, I don't feel that a Urethane paint job will be sufficient, and am willing to pay more for the better paint.  I was hopping for a little more money from the insurance to ease the pain of buying paint for the whole truck.  Thanks again for all of your feed back, and thanks Sigmanu262 for your time.  Let me know if you have ever in the Spokane area, I would love to buy you a beer or a coke if you don't drink.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2017, 04:03:03 PM »
From some one who did this for a living for many years I would throw on a bed side. If your buddy has the equipment it wont take but a few hours. Spot welds along the inside upper lip, some down the front and a few along the tail gate opening. There will be a few over the wheel well as well. By the looks of it, you are looking at several hr's to get the metal close enough to get to the bondo stage. From the looks of it, there will be a lot of mud laid. Then there will be all of the blocking and sanding to get to the primer stage, fixing pin holes etc.. Then to primer. More sanding and finishing work. Any ripples or wavyness? Then there's the sealer coat. And finally some paint. How many layers of crap.
Throw on a bed side and you deal with the weld zones. There are panel bond adhesives that are used now where you only need to use a few structural welds here and there.

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Re: Auto body question
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2017, 04:21:38 PM »
Well meet with the adjustor and they were of the opinion that the bedside could be repaired (which is what my buddy that is going to be fixing the body said).  My buddy also got me in touch with a retired paint guy who supplements his retirement with some side jobs.  The whole truck needs painted due to some rust begging on top of the cab and the fenders (and because I hate the two tone paint it currently has, going to paint the whole thing white) which was in the budget of next year.  Since I have no plans to ever get rid of this truck, I don't feel that a Urethane paint job will be sufficient, and am willing to pay more for the better paint.  I was hopping for a little more money from the insurance to ease the pain of buying paint for the whole truck.  Thanks again for all of your feed back, and thanks Sigmanu262 for your time.  Let me know if you have ever in the Spokane area, I would love to buy you a beer or a coke if you don't drink.

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