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NHWK05 09-24-2009 02:55 PM

My poor baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So today i decided to go visit my girl friend at work for lunch since i ahve been working nights all week. I am getting off exit 15W off I93N in NH heading in to Concord NH via RT 393 W.

As i am coming around the off ramp there is construction on 393 and the RH lane is closed for a shot bit. as i merge in to traffic an 18 wheeler in th LH lane decides hes going to change lanes and his pass front corner of his truck clips the drivers rear corner of my WK.

I pulled over, the trucker pulls over and a state trooper was on construction duty saw the whole thing.

It is the truckers fault and i have all the information needed. Though the statey tried to say i was speeding in the construction zone and it could have been avoided if i was going slower. I was going 30mph. had i been going any slower the truck would have most likely taken out the entire drivers side of my jeep and maybe me.

But its still his fault and ive filed my claim and had my own persoanl estimate done.

So that brings me to the next thing. I have state farm insurance. The body shop is a great shop that i trust. but with SF insurance they have to give a repair estimate and tryt o repair before replacing anything. So that means remove the dent as best as possible and bondo and put on a used tail light. If the metal wont work well then they will price it for a rear 1/4 replacment. My good friend does all the body work so he is going to try and help me out but he said he thinks that it can be fixed vs replaced w/o any more then a very thin coat of bondo. my personal estimate to repair everything is about $1800.

So i spoke to my g/fs mother who works for SF who said once the drivers insurance sends someone to look at it, if i am not happy with his estimate i can fight it and fight for a new 1/4 and new tail light (even though i am gonna shoot to get WH export tails)
Afterall its a 2005 that i still owe $16 grand on, i am not putting bondo and used parts on it. **** that noise.

So we will see what happens in the next few days, if the drivers insurance trys to screw me i have plenty of pull to get them to give me what i want and get me a nice rental. State farm told me i have nothing to worry about if they try to give me shit.

here are the pics.

Oh and yesterday i remove the X bars from my roof rack for ease of snow removal this winter and for a cleaner look but i am keeping the side rails in case i want to put them back on and use the roof rack.

robpp 09-24-2009 02:59 PM

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Doesnt look too bad, main thing is you are OK.

Good Luck getting it fixed correctly.

NHWK05 09-24-2009 03:00 PM

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It will get fixed correctly. I dont care how long i have to drag this out to get it done right.

Btw, i am sending you a pm now.

Matt 09-24-2009 03:04 PM

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WOW, tough break Kyle, sorry to hear that. I thought you had export tails at first, lol, then I realized the regular ones were broken, haha.

Hope all works out in your favor man, keep us updated!

NHWK05 09-24-2009 03:05 PM

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I am hoping to have export tails by the time this ordeal is over.

B.P.O.D 09-24-2009 03:27 PM

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that sucks kyle but you came out unhurt and you should be happy! could have been a lot worst!

make sure you get a new bumper too:)

robpp 09-24-2009 03:29 PM

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if it was the right rear............

NHWK05 09-24-2009 03:32 PM

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LOL, yea i am very happy it was not worse.

The bumper cover is fine though, its 90% scuffs and they will blend the paint around the corner and re clear the whole thing. I think the lift gate is going to get blended and re cleared as well.

Gonna have to buy more 4x4 and 5.7 badges from J4Js to make a new 4.7L emblem. LOL

B.P.O.D 09-24-2009 03:33 PM

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was the impact hard? if so maybe you should have the chassis looked at as well.

NHWK05 09-24-2009 03:34 PM

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Not too hard, But i deff felt it good. It jerked the jeep to the right a bit kinda like i ran over a big curb or something.

What chassis? LOL

HEMIBeast 09-24-2009 03:42 PM

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Glad your ok. Sorry about the Jeep.

Dylans3960ccs 09-24-2009 03:56 PM

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OH, that look like it hurt!

at least this didn't happen at oh say 70mph :eek: lord knows what would have happned then!

good thing your ok :)

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