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Offline Jedrattle

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2009, 07:27:54 PM »
Wow!   :cussing: That sounds insane. And they wonder why we hate insurance companies so much.

One thing to be careful about is posting too much info about this whole thing. They will use it against you if they get a chance. They are really tricky about stuff like that.

Let me know if you want this whole topic to get hidden for a while.

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 This is soo true it's not even funny!! Good luck Kurt!!
way too many and not enough $$$

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2009, 10:55:35 PM »
So, they have come back up to within $100 dollars of their original estimate.

I think the maximum you can get from small claims is 5k. That might be your best bet. That's what I should have done when my Silverado got dumped off the lift during an oil change. The lawyer I talked to said I'd have a better shot at getting the money stating that they sold me a one ton vehicle with a light duty lift kit rather than the actual negligence... Regardless, I was flustered and didn't go through with it because I didn't know what to do or how to go about it. Truthfully, I doubt it would be worth their time to fight it if you actually did it. I wouldn't be surprised if they play hard ball until you do sue them, just to make sure you won't disappear.

Seriously... Good luck Kurt. I wouldn't mind knowing who your (previous  :BangHead:) insurance provider was after this is all said and done. It doesn't sound like they are very interested in carrying your policay for another 14+ years. It doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2009, 04:24:51 PM »
Wow!   :cussing: That sounds insane. And they wonder why we hate insurance companies so much.

One thing to be careful about is posting too much info about this whole thing. They will use it against you if they get a chance. They are really tricky about stuff like that.

Let me know if you want this whole topic to get hidden for a while.

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I not worried.
Actually, the company itself has been semi nice. It's just the "special vehicle" clown they hired that bothers me and caused all the problems.
I hired a appraiser. He's pricey, but seems very much on the ball. I had a heck of a time finding one... they ALL work for insurance companies and didn't want to talk to me!
What's wrong with that picture? 
When he figures out what my truck was worth the day before the accident, he has to let their appraiser know. Then they have to come to a conclusion. If they can agree.
Funny, I haven't heard from their appraiser. Yet mine wanted to know everything about my truck.

In the mean time... time passes.
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2009, 04:26:02 PM »
So, they have come back up to within $100 dollars of their original estimate.

I think the maximum you can get from small claims is 5k
. That might be your best bet. That's what I should have done when my Silverado got dumped off the lift during an oil change. The lawyer I talked to said I'd have a better shot at getting the money stating that they sold me a one ton vehicle with a light duty lift kit rather than the actual negligence... Regardless, I was flustered and didn't go through with it because I didn't know what to do or how to go about it. Truthfully, I doubt it would be worth their time to fight it if you actually did it. I wouldn't be surprised if they play hard ball until you do sue them, just to make sure you won't disappear.

Seriously... Good luck Kurt. I wouldn't mind knowing who your (previous  :BangHead:) insurance provider was after this is all said and done. It doesn't sound like they are very interested in carrying your policay for another 14+ years. It doesn't make sense to me.

John
It's $7500 now.

One lawyer I talked to said insurance companies will spend $10,000 to save $2,000.
What's wrong with that picture?

Yes. They will lose my home owners policy and a total of 4 vehicles.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2009, 06:29:10 PM by KurtfromLaQuinta »
500 c.i. Indy Aluminum  heads, Hughes 2832 Cam, Six-Pack, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear ( 4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker,disc brakes). Dana 44 front (the weak link) (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Gear Vendors OD.

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2009, 08:42:14 PM »
I have a NP208 t-case if you need it.

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2009, 06:26:03 PM »
I have a NP208 t-case if you need it.
I appreciate the offer.
I didn't damage any running gear except for the engine mounts and a valve cover.
I hope.
I'm running a 205. And I think you could throw those off freeway overpasses and get hit by 5 semi's and they would be fine.
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2010, 04:23:29 AM »
Any good news? I hope you are making headway!

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2010, 12:38:52 AM »
Any good news? I hope you are making headway!

John
Well I got $14,000 so far from the insurance company.
It's been a major battle so far with them.
I didn't settle yet with them. I'm contesting their settlement.
I let you know how that ends up. ::)

I gave my body guy the go ahead because I need to get my truck back on the road.
He had one of his guys weld up useless holes on the truck from Hesperia.
And he cut the front fenders back.
Of course, I've totally disassembled my truck and the beast from Hesperia.
I hauled the shell from the beast to a sandblaster, picked it up, brought it back to the shop, built a stand for the cab, installed the door latches and hinges.  Repaired the four rear bed mounts. For some reason they were chewed on hard. Took my core support off my truck, all the stuff attached to it and the fender wells, unbolted all the stuff from my frame. Removed the back window. Brought the sandblasted core support  home and welded up all the frivolous holes in it. Took it back to the shop. And I clean bolts and nuts every day.
Sounds like I'm doing all the work huh?
Well I'm thankful he's letting me do all this. If I paid myself, this  project would definitely be in the red.
My work has been sporadic lately, so I've been doing all this to fill in.

It's his turn now.
He's going to hang all the metal on my frame and perform surgery until it fits just right.
Take it all off and paint all of it separately.
Hang it all back on. Install the windsheild (after I install the dashboard) and back window.
Then I'll tow it back to my house and do the final goodies.

Here's some pictures of the "progress" so far...

The sandblasted cab with my "trick" greaseable hinges waiting for doors.


My old bent body without the fenders and core support. And all the do dads on the engine.


A pile of fairly fresh and straight body parts.


A pile of spent and bent body parts.




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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2010, 03:24:50 AM »
Are you gonna paint the Beast the same color?
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2010, 04:04:16 PM »
Are you gonna paint the Beast the same color?
My body guy asked me the other day what color red I wanted.
I told him I always wanted Porsche India Red.
He said my original red was a Audi Laser Red.
So it will be India Red soon!

Here's what I did today...

My truck stripped naked!





Dig the chopped top man...


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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2010, 03:46:07 AM »
If you have any interest in boxing any part of that frame, now is the time!

I like India Red! http://www.pbase.com/slidevalve911rsr/image/55103791

Thanks for the updates.
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2010, 05:20:20 AM »
Everything is so incredible clean. Don't know how you can keep everything as nice as it is on the pictures. But you don't have to battle with rust from roadsalt as we over here. Everything turns out brown in no time.
The Gear Vendor OD is a nice thing, did you have to move that divorced TC rearwards when you put that on. At least you don't have any issues with driveshaft angles in front. But how are the rear end , looks quite short the rear driveshaft, any issues with angles there?
Even your junkpile looking good in my eyes when used to look at rust when throw anything away.
Nice colour too and good luck with your "battle". /Sten
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2010, 04:16:42 PM »
Everything is so incredible clean. Don't know how you can keep everything as nice as it is on the pictures. But you don't have to battle with rust from roadsalt as we over here. Everything turns out brown in no time.
The Gear Vendor OD is a nice thing, did you have to move that divorced TC rearwards when you put that on. At least you don't have any issues with driveshaft angles in front. But how are the rear end , looks quite short the rear driveshaft, any issues with angles there?
Even your junkpile looking good in my eyes when used to look at rust when throw anything away.
Nice colour too and good luck with your "battle". /Sten
Yep.
I moved the transfer case back 12.5 ". That was one of the biggest engineering feats I did on my truck.
The rear angle hasn't been a problem with the CV joint in place.
I'll take a better picture of that set up the next time I go to the body shop.
The 1350 Spicer U-Joints help with strength.

Rust isn't much of an issue here in the desert.
I found staying out of the mud (there's not much of that stuff around here) and  running in the dunes is the answer to keep rust off.  ;D
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 04:23:56 PM by KurtfromLaQuinta »
500 c.i. Indy Aluminum  heads, Hughes 2832 Cam, Six-Pack, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear ( 4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker,disc brakes). Dana 44 front (the weak link) (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Gear Vendors OD.

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2010, 08:36:46 PM »
Thanks for the naked truck pictures. She's hot!  :evil6:

It really is amazing how clean it is. I guess the beauty of your truck was more than skin deep.

Keep us posted on the progess.

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2010, 04:20:16 PM »
Mr. Sten!
Here's some shots of my rear driveshaft with the C/V joint..


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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2010, 01:18:36 PM »
Very clear and clean pics. As they say; one pic says more than 1000 words. Very nice  built and yes I can see why you is in need of an CV in the rear shaft. The angle looks quite close of what I have on my RC and I do need one too. You does have an very nice truck and I'm a bit envious  (nooo... a lot  :laughing7:  :laughing7:  :laughing7: ) And tnx for the pics Kurt.
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2010, 06:29:26 PM »
WOW! Dude that's awesome! Don't stop the rebuild! Looking good!

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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2010, 10:43:11 AM »
WOW! Dude that's awesome! Don't stop the rebuild! Looking good!
There's no stopping it.
I need it back together!
They primered the hood, fenders and doors last monday.
Should be ready for paint quickly.
Then I'm bringing it back to my house to finish putting it back together.
Here's some updated pictures.



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« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2010, 10:55:31 AM »
Lookin' good!
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Re: Need Parts to Fix My Sick Truck
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2010, 05:09:23 PM »
Are you back on the road again?

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