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Camino LS6

The Curse finally gets me

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Last night the Silverado had a fight with a stump - the Silverado won, but there has been "collateral damage".

I'll try to post a pic or two tomorrow.

One fender is toast and I'm going to need a grille understructure and likely, a turn signal assembly.

Flying stumps pack a serious punch. :rolleyes:

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flying stump > truck

Sorry dude, hopefully you get it fixed soon.

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Could be worse, you could have tried to do the same with a Tundra.

Your grill would be fine but the truck would have ripped in two pieces.

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Could be worse, you could have tried to do the same with a Tundra.

Your grill would be fine but the truck would have ripped in two pieces.

Or if it was a Tacoma, the frame would have ripped in half withe the stump remaining in the ground.

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Post some pics when you can, Camino. Ack, it's not even a surprise anymore when someone posts about vehicle damage. Sigh.
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argh! well i guess you could say your truck got stump f-cked

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Sorry to hear, Camino. There's too much of this sh*t going around.

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I'm going to try to do some pics in the next few hours.

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Pics:

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Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet.

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Could be worse, if that was a Tundra it probably would have punched a hole through the firewall. :P

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Wow, I was like, "What is he complaining about?!

Then I scrolled right...

Good luck!

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I say go to a busy store with NO security cameras on the parking lot, then park your truck there and shop for like an hour and go to your truck act surprised and make sure there's plastic pieces on the ground and remove the tape. call police file report for hit and run then have insurance company fix it.

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I say go to a busy store with NO security cameras on the parking lot, then park your truck there and shop for like an hour and go to your truck act surprised and make sure there's plastic pieces on the ground and remove the tape. call police file report for hit and run then have insurance company fix it.

:lol:

Well, it is covered (less the deductible), but I am considering not fixing it.

We'll see.

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Ouch! Why not fix it?

Well, it is a work truck, and as such has lots of little bumps and bruises. Also, I can't be without it even for a day at this point.

Still undecided though.

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I think I would still do it anyways...it could start rusting there....

Plus, you still want it to look somewhat nice....

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I think I would still do it anyways...it could start rusting there....

Plus, you still want it to look somewhat nice....

You are probably right, though rust doesn't really matter since the fender is junk at this point.

I guess I'm just more concerned with other things at the moment. And, I can't take the time to get the repair done until later.

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Time to trade up for a new Sliverado? :smilewide:

Not a chance.

I intend to put a silly number of miles on this one.

I purchased it to be a ten-year truck at least.

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Not a chance.

I intend to put a silly number of miles on this one.

I purchased it to be a ten-year truck at least.

Ah, well than fix it. :P

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Ouch! That was a good sucker punch to the side of your Silverado. I hope you can get it fixed soon.

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Ouch! That was a good sucker punch to the side of your Silverado. I hope you can get it fixed soon.

It was quite the experience from the driver's seat.

That freakin' stump was moving!

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Eeegads! Camino, that looks worse than what I had envisioned last night when I saw your post originally. My goodness mercy me. And, to think it looks worse in person? Aye.

Heh...when I caused this dent in front passenger side fender of my then parents' '81 MC SC (now mine)...

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/Cor...1_02r8_jpg.html

...I was shocked when I got out and looked at it ... I could've sworn a barely touched the telephone poll with the car!

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Put a claim in to your insurance. Tell them you don't know where you want it fixed. Let them send someone out to write the estimate and pay you. Buy a fender and have it painted (and any other parts you need). If I remember correctly, you can get the grille trim piece separately, is that the only part of the grille that's broken? You can fix it yourself when you have the time, and save the money for the labor on the insurance check. The insurance owes you for the damage, whether you have it fixed or not, they don't care. One complication though is if you are still paying the truck off, if so, they may need to issue the check to you and your bank.
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