It's a 2003 base truck.
The truck has under 60k miles and I think it's worth repairing.
It was stopped at a light, hit from the rear on the driver's side, and pushed into the vehicle in front of it, again damaging the driver's side.
Looking under the truck at the frame, I can't see any damage on the frame.
The truck can't be driven due to the front bumper and driver's side fender interfering with the tire. Also, the driver's side of the radiator was pushed back into the fan (not badly though), the radiator appears to be intact.
Are there any experts out there who could give me some advice on a do-it-yourself repair whereby I pull out the damaged parts using either a come-along or pulling out the damaged areas using a chain or tow rope attached to another truck?
It may be best to take off the front bumper (if I can), attach the bumper mount to a chain (attached to a tree), and push the truck back by hand to 'pull out the damaged area. or maybe use a come along? What i don't want to do is pull it out too much and really bugger it up so it would cost even more to fix it.
Once i get it drivable, I can get it across the border to Mexico to a guy who will help me make basic repairs for about 1/5 the cost in the US. I live 5 minutes from the border. I have a Mexican buddy who has already done this with his Taco that was wrecked. He bought the used parts and had the guy install them, do some bodywork, and painting for under $300. and it looks pretty damn good. in the US, it would have been something like $1200 for the labor alone (if not more).
Any advice or better ideas would be greatly appreciated.
If I'm posting in the wrong forum or if there is a better site on the web for my question, please let me know.
I'm out of a job right now, so I have more time than money. Thanks in advance for your help. Toyotas are great.