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Old 09-11-2017, 05:03 PM
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Irma 1 Excursion 0 (but, repairable! - maybe NOT)

Sad day, Irma destroyed our tree canopy, luckily only a teeny tiny 4" roof edge got a ding on the house, the excursion didn't make out so well.
9 pm last this was when I decided to go to bed, heard the huge crash in front yard
Luckily, generator keeps our 2 regrigerators and window a/c unit running, along with TV and internet - once they restore service.

Dash is full of broken glass and a bit of water, rear dvd and overhead are hanging since nearly entire center section of roof is caved in. The tree hit on top of radiator hose, only broke the plastic barb which connects to degas bottle.

Hoping insurance can repair it, I'd like to think the roof can be pushed bsck out, don't need it perfect up on top.

Luckily, tree trimmers were out in force to save the day.
3 guys cut the tree off in pieces used ropes to swing the cut pieces to the ground safely.
Windshield, hood, driver side fender, and hood are the externally damaged parts.
I want to fix it and keep it.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:39 PM
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im glad its just the X that took the hit and not your home or could of been more costly and possibly humanly harm hope everything turns out well for you and the family and any plans for restoring the Xbright side is the damage isnt extreme few feet more back and it would of been totled
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:47 PM
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Yes, all true. We had intended to list our home last week, but then came Irma. New home in CO almost ready, then came Irma.
Lots to be thankful for.
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That should be easily fixable, if insurance deems it totaled you always have the option of buying it back from the insurance company. Good luck.
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Bummer! Hopefully it gets fixed for you, it's a nice truck worth fixing.
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Holy geez!

I'm certainly glad y'all are safe!

The truck looks very fixable, i'll be in touch on another topic
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I have a blue truck now.

Somebody had a fix for the broken barb on the radiator where the small hose to degas bottle connects??

Moved it out of the way
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Steven.....

Is that a Nissan in your driveway?
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Steven.....

Is that a Nissan in your driveway?
Stepson's gift from his dad, it's a 2005 SE Supercab, 2wd. Going to sell to other stepson in Nevada, to keep it in the family, plus he needs it bad.

wife's 2004 Explorer is out of view!
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I have a blue truck now.

Somebody had a fix for the broken barb on the radiator where the small hose to degas bottle connects??

Moved it out of the way
I recently replaced my radiator due to a fitting rubbing a hole in it. Is there something removable I can check on mine that you can use?

Got a pic of what you need?
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Irma 1 Excursion 0 ????


If it runs and drives irma lost as she is gone and the X is still here.
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Wow. Is that roller you have for sale yet?

I think the value of mine just went up again...the fleet is dwindling.

Glad you, your family and house are safe. I spent the weekend in Houston gutting houses for folks. You don't want their problems...
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That's depressing. I got hit with hail many years ago, big enough to break the windshield and it looked like someone beat it with a sledge hammer. Got my house and camper too. All said and done, $9-$10K Excursion, $6K camper, house I don't recall, but the roof alone was $16K and had siding, gutters and so on. I'll never forget how I felt, everything important to me (materially), was beat to hell. We had just bought the house too.

At any rate, the entire roof of the Ex was replaced and looked like new when done. I ended up totaling it 5 years ago, I had so much work in that thing, it's amazing how attached one can become to their truck. I have another Ex I like better than my first that I plan to keep, I still get a lot of compliments! I hope you get it straightened out!
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I recently replaced my radiator due to a fitting rubbing a hole in it. Is there something removable I can check on mine that you can use?

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The little plastic barb, next to the upper radiator hose. It's where the small hose to/from the Degas bottle attaches to the radiator. I recall a thread where somebody had a way to thread a fitting in (I think).

The barb is molded IN to the radiator - solution is a new radiator, but if I can repair it (vs. buy a new radiator), have a new windshield put in, I can drive to body shops for estimates on the roof and hood.
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The little plastic barb, next to the upper radiator hose. It's where the small hose to/from the Degas bottle attaches to the radiator. I recall a thread where somebody had a way to thread a fitting in (I think).

The barb is molded IN to the radiator - solution is a new radiator, but if I can repair it (vs. buy a new radiator), have a new windshield put in, I can drive to body shops for estimates on the roof and hood.
Okay, so what I have won't help

FYI. I recently bought a new NAPA radiator for under $200, I believe. Not free, but pretty simple to install.
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