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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AeroCooper, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    Picked up my new 2010 Pyrite Access Cab 4x4 on April 16th. My first new car in over 20 years.
    Since then, a tree has fallen on it, a rock flew up and chipped the windshield, the door got dented in a crowded parking lot even though I parked way at the end, and today on the way home, a wild turkey flew out of the bushes and dented my 'A' Pillar. That's gonna cost me my $500 deductible for sure. And it also scratched the brand new in-channel rain guards that I just put on.
    I know, it could have been a lot worse, but I'm about ready to just drive it into a tree and be done with it.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    jackwithcorona

    jackwithcorona Well-Known Member

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    Think of it like this: its a truck... you can keep it mint but a few scratches don't look that bad. The a pillar sucks tho
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    BCTacoma2010

    BCTacoma2010 Michigan Member

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles. It happens to the best of us sometimes.
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    didja atleast keep the turkey?
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    You could just put a spotlight in the pillar, police style :p
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    Nope, that's one hurtin' bird though. I did feel bad for the little fucker. It was still able to make a semi graceful landing in the ditch, so maybe it will be ok. It sounded like a baseball bat whacking my truck though, so its gonna have a hell of a hangover I think. Seriously, hopefully it doesn't suffer though...if I had a gun I gladly would have shot it, followed closely by the Taco. :devil:

    At least I found out that the V6 can peel some pretty good rubber when you tromp on it when you're pissed. :burnrubber:
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Yours is as bad a target as mine (see the other accident thread). I have decided that there are certainly worse things that can happen to me than some truck damage. But it does suck when it's brand new, for sure.
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Dang, sorry to hear about the misshapps!!!:eek:
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    1980

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    Those birds can do some amazing damage. I've never hit a turkey but my brother had a turkey vulture come through the windshield once. Thirty years later he still honks at every bird in the road.
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    A few years ago, a guy in NH hit one on his motorcycle, which threw him off and killed him.
    Like I said, it could have been a lot worse...still sucks though.
     
  11. May 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    Check into paintless dent removal. May be a cheap option for the ding.
     
  12. May 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    That sucker must have hit your truck hard!
     
  13. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    TacoTown

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    No way! A tree landed on my Pyrite Taco as well!!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Brunes

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    You might get the heat/can of air technique to work on that one- Doesn't look like paint damage...and the worst that happens is you have to get it professionally done anyways....
     
  15. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    Had a new 2002 S-10 My son and his buddy shot a potato with his potato gun and put a hard crease dent in my fender. No he didn't mean to do it just being a kid..:infantry::infantry:
     
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