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Someone hit my '59 today: Update Feb 04 2010. Pics last post.

 
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:41 PM
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Someone hit my '59 today: Update Feb 04 2010. Pics last post.

Right outside my house while parked some guy nailed the rear corner of the bed. He gave me his insurance and everything and I called it in so started that ball rolling but not sure how this is gonna turn out. Any one care to share their experience on this?

pics here, the first pic is what the guy who hit me was driving

Damages May 5th 2009 pictures by Hellbilly1932 - Photobucket
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:47 PM
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THAT SUX! BAD! take the SOB for everything he's worth!!
 
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Hopefully it all turns out ok. Only problem you might run into is that it's an old truck and they might want to total it or something. Hopefully they will just pay for a body shop to do the work and it'll be easy.
 
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i would see if you can choose your own body shop, lots of insurance places let you.
i had a ranger once that was hit, (driver side door) and the insurance company sent it to some jack offs that screwed it up, didnt even replace the door, just mudded the hole thing, (my magnet trey i keep screws in on my tool box wouldnt even stick to it!!!)

or do it yourself and pocket sum $ lol (did i say that)
 
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That really bites and is one thing that I will make sure, is that the truck is adequately insured with collector insurance so that the thing will be repaired properly.

I sincerely hope it all works out for you......
 
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Sorry about your luck, that's really a nice old truck you have
 
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Good luck with getting it fixed, like stated above some times the insurance will look at it as an old vehicle and only offer salvage for it. Having it only in flat black might make it worse, they might look at it as a fixer upper, not a totally restored vehicle. If it was all shiny it might make it easier to pursue the restored vehicle angle.

Things like this is the reason I've collected replacement parts for all of my trucks. My wife thinks I nuts but where are you going to find decent sheet metal for a 50+ year of vehicle.

A couple of weeks after I got my '49 F-2 on the road I took it to the store and when I came out I saw a kid standing around it looking it over. I didn't think much about it because old trucks tend to attract attention. As I got closer the kid's mother nervously walked up to me and informed me she just hit my truck. I almost had a fit until I saw the damage. I built a big heavy steel back bumper and all that was done to the truck was couple of scratches to the rear bumper. Her fairly new Ford truck was another story. I had a mult-color paint scheme with fiberglass ground effects which were ripped off from just behind the front wheel to almost the front of the rear wheel. She gave me her name and insurance which I ended up loosing. I didn't really care, I went back into the stock and bought a can of semi-gloss black paint, went home and touched the bumper up in about five minutes. I figured she got enough trouble when she got home.

Good luck with your truck, stick with it and get it fixed.
 
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What insurance co is he with? Did you file a police report?
 
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state farm

he had state farm, the same as i do. No police report just called it in to insurance company.
 
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If he has the same insurance company as you you might have a pretty good chance of being taken care of. I was in one accident with another person with the same insurance as me and it went pretty smoothly.

I would have called the police as long as it was on a public road. Here we have to report it if it's on a public road and there is more than, I think, $2000 damage. What damage doesn't cost $2000?. If it happens in a private parking lot the cops will tell you that you're on your own.
 
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:16 AM
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Unless you have collector car/ truck insurance with a dollar amount set, you are going to be in for a fight.

The insurancy adjusters most of the time don't know--or don't have anything to base an old truck value on--- so it is up to you!

Take the truck to a custom/hot rod bodyshop, not the bodyshop on the corner(unless they do custom work) get a written estimate for the repairs that you can give to the adjuster.

You have the right to have your truck repaired to pre wreck condition or take a $ settlement.
 
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:25 AM
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I have a line on a parts truck in El Cajon if you end up needing a bed or worse(filters won't let me see photobucket). PM me and good luck Rich.
 
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WOW... at least you didnt catch a rice racer in the back of your bed like I did.
some guy hit me with his motorcycle while I was on the freeway he landed in the back of the truck.
nearly tore his leg off with the side rail of the bed. the insurance co. tried to say it was my fault....I had to fight with them intill they settled on 50/50 his fault.
 
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Take it to a Body Shop that Specializes in Classic Vehicles & you'll get the Best service in the world w/o giving the Insurance Co. a way to get around repairing the Olde Girl. That's what I did anyway, worked like a charm.

That's easily fixable, mate, it sucks, but it's is rather easily fixable.
 
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:51 PM
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Brockwood: How did a guy hitting you become 1/2 your fault?
Hellbilly: I know a couple of body shops in El Cajon that do good work on old stuff.
 

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