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Toyota Body Shops in SoCal area?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by chatapuggy1, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    chatapuggy1

    chatapuggy1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My 09 DC got tapped by a guy at a light a couple of weeks ago. He had a Camry so his front end hit my tow hitch and it went through his plastic bumper cover.

    No dents in bumper at all, but look slightly bent or moved up as the nose of his car went underneath it and maybe nudged it a little. Looking at another Tacoma side by side, i can see no other damage, except the tow hitch looks very slightly jarred and not centered.

    Insurance was cool about it and said take it in, it wont be my fault. So I went to Caliber collision which is recommended by insurance for an estimate. I am pretty anal and I didnt like what I heard, the guy told me they take the bumper off and send it off to another shop to check it out, and they make sure there is no damage underneath. I asked about the tow hitch and he said it looked fine, but they could knock into place if it looked out of place? That didn't sound too cool.

    I called toyota dealers all over, but cannot find a body shop on site that uses actually Toyota employees working directly on toyotas. Anybody have any recommendations? I would drive all over to have it done the right way.
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    stmpjmpr

    stmpjmpr Well-Known Member

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    where in so ca are u?
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    chatapuggy1

    chatapuggy1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yorba Linda, but will go just about anywhere if I could trust the work!
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    San Diego Toyota is where I took my truck when it was rear-ended. It was on the insurance's approved body shop list.
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    -Nitro 4.56 gears - Arb Front and Rear lockers. -Rear Swing out bumper Curiosity of ( Dept .94) https://www.facebook.com/Dept94 -Tinted, -ProComp 6 inch lift with Icon Coil overs and Bilstein's 7100Resi -315/70/17 - 17x8 in Pro Comp Matte black rims 4.5 bs -East Coast Gear Supply Sliders -ALL Pro EXP LEaf pack -Camburg UCA's -CAB mount CHOP
    If you are near La county i would suggest C & L Body, do great work. :)
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    tacoteacher

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    Stock for now
    I can highly recommend a guy in Redlands. Pm if interested.
     
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