Like many others, I too damaged my Tacoma due to snow. I just got back from my snowboard trip in Utah. Broken finger, busted back, strained shoulder and damaged truck later finally home. Truck injuries and bodily injuries are unrelated.
As for the truck, I was heading south on I-15 in the left(fast) lane with a decent flurry. I came up to the Ford Taurus who was in the left lane going SLOW and no one in the right. I gave him a chance to go to the right lane but he refused. So I went to the right to pass him. As I was passing we headed up a left hand turning incline. When the automatic transmission on my truck downshifted I lost traction in the rear. The rear drifted to the shoulder and I reacted by countersteering so I wouldn't hit the Taurus. As soon as traction was regained in the rear it shot straight across to the Taurus who was on the left of me thus creating an "accident".
It looks like just the left bedside is bent and tail light is broken. I want to try and fix it myself to stay under my $500 deductible.
1. Where can I purchase a used/new bedside?
2. Any tips on how to pull/pound out the dent?