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I had posted last week about my accident and turns out the frame is bent. They say it can be fixed but not 100% back to normal. What do you guys think of that? After beeing repaired, I understand it wont be like before but will it feel like it was before? What I'm trying to ask is if it's worth getting it fixed or total the thing?
 

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Well, frame repair depends on the shop and who is doing the work. I know a lot of people are gonna come right out and say its junk now, trash it etc etc. But quality framework can be done, but as I said, it depends on who does it. IN your case, it doesn't sound like they are very confident in what they are doing.

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I think it's BS...please, allow me to elaborate.

I work for a snow plowing company during the winter, and 2 years ago one of our plow trucks had a little run in with a cement barrier. Well, when the plow is attached directly to the trucks frame, and you hit a cement barrier with the plow...well, you can image what happened!

The front passenger side frame (on the side of the K-member) completely buckled...you couldn't open the drivers or passengers door at all. When the tow truck driver got there, he just stared in awe.

Anyway, after about a month of searching, they were able to locate a frame shop capable of fixing the frame (it was a GM 3500 series rack bodied truck). The shop that fixed it said it would be 100% after, and it seems like its holding true. This was 2 winters ago, and the truck is used for landscaping during the summer and plowing during the winter. We even plowed with it last year & didn't have a single problem. The frame repair has held, and the truck is fine.

So, if they say it can be fixed, it should be fixed to 100%. Go find another frame shop & get a second opinion!
 

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Dodgeboi89 said:
I had posted last week about my accident and turns out the frame is bent. They say it can be fixed but not 100% back to normal. What do you guys think of that? After beeing repaired, I understand it wont be like before but will it feel like it was before? What I'm trying to ask is if it's worth getting it fixed or total the thing?

Who is they? The insurance company or the body shop?
 

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My cousin got on an accident and his Insurance paid off his truck because it was supposably totaled. The insurance gave him the option of keeping the wreck, so he kept the truck and fixed it for less than $600 at a local shop. Lucky him.

About the frame, if its bent on the rear of the truck it will probably wount affect your steering much. But if your frame is bent from the front, you might have a problem with the tire alignment.
 

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Dodgeboi89 said:
I had posted last week about my accident and turns out the frame is bent. They say it can be fixed but not 100% back to normal. What do you guys think of that? After beeing repaired, I understand it wont be like before but will it feel like it was before? What I'm trying to ask is if it's worth getting it fixed or total the thing?
Easiest to do, is get it in writing ;)
 

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If it was me, I'd try and get it totaled out. And if you really like your truck, see what it would be to buy it back and have it fixed yourself.
 

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Let me just say that in my prior life I was a frame specialist at a shop working with a Kansas Jack Magna Rack and I can tell you with out a doubt it can be straitened. In fact I would rather work on a real frame than the tin foil under most cars. The right guy can do this with no problem and you say it’s hit in the rear even easier.
 

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I guess it depends on what they are giving you for totaled. I have "gap insurance" on my loan. This is through the bank (for about 2-3 bucks a month). If I get in a wreck, and the insurance company says the truck is worth $x, but I owe more than $x, the bank covers the gap. If you don't have that kind of coverage on your loan, and the insurance company says they'll give you thousands less than you owe for totaled, I'd get it fixed.
If you break about even, I'd total it, buy the salvage title from the ins company (usually around $50), then part out the undamaged pieces. After you've parted out everything worth selling, take it over to a scrap yard, and you should make your $50 back that you gave the insurance co.
 
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