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Trying to Enjoy the Day...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gavonder, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Aug 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    gavonder

    gavonder [OP] She's Kickass!

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    I was trying to take off work early and enjoy the nice temps. and sunny day, but this is what happened...

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    I was driving home, minding my own business, when this box truck passed me and CRACK - he hit a limb and it fell on my hood as we passed each other.

    $1351.00 for a new hood. I couldn't identify the truck, so I'm stuck with the cost. I've got a $500.00 deductible, so that will teach me not to take off early.

    GA
     
  2. Aug 19, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    Marioso

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    u should have kept driving after the truck...sorry about that...u think the dry ice technique would work on this?
     
  3. Aug 19, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    tacoskim

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    damn thats some shit... i would of atleast got the first 3 numbers of the license plate and the make of the truck.... maybe the dry ice technique will work?
     
  4. Aug 19, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    damn!!!!! hate to see that man!!! damn box trucks and limbs!!! sue the city.....tell them they should start cutting the damn branches down so trucks cant hit them and make them fall on the road!!!
     
  5. Aug 19, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    neontrail

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    MAN!! Im sorry this happened to you! That SUCKS!!! I would cry
     
  6. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Wow, that's a big :eek::eek::eek:!!! That thing couldda came on through the windshield, glad you are ok but it stinks you gotta fork out the deductible. Keep the hood, maybe some body wizard on craigslist will want the hood scoop?? Recoup some of that $$$
     
  7. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:13 PM
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    gavonder

    gavonder [OP] She's Kickass!

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    The truck was driving the opposite direction past me, so I wasn't really looking at it to identify it or get the license plate. It was past me before I realized what happened.

    Also, it scared the crap out of me, so I pulled over immediately to see what it did. At the time, I thought it just hit my windshield, but it hit the hood first and bounced up. The truck was long gone.

    I went to the police, but they said the town was not liable - it was considered an act of god or no fault.

    It certainly ruined my day.

    GA
     
  8. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:18 PM
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    yeah.....an act of god makes a truck knock a branch outta a tree!! im calling bs on that!!!
     
  9. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    silver07taco

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  10. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    man alive, glag your OK. It would of scared the *#@* out of me also. Act of God, I don't buy that, now maybe if you were driving on the salt flats, well then maybe.

    I am surprised the hood is no more$$, maybe I being old school, but I would of thought it would of cost more. Is that painted to match? if so I am going to look into a new hood. Like the scoop!!
     
  11. Aug 19, 2008 at 2:14 PM
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    poleman72

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    ?? What would dry ice do?
     
  12. Aug 19, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    gavonder

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    I'm not sure about dry ice. The dents are right at the curve or shape in the hood. I've never tried it, though, so I'm not sure.

    Plus, I don't think I could get the scrapes out.

    GA
     
  13. Aug 19, 2008 at 2:42 PM
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    Jester243

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    Just for curiositys sake, what was the diameter of the branch that hit you?

    -Dan
     
  14. Aug 19, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    After I pulled over, I did not walk back to it but I did see it in the rear view mirror, and people were driving around it. It looked like just a piece of a limb - mayby 5" in diameter.

    GA
     
  15. Aug 19, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    in that case the hood held up pretty well to that kind of impact. :D

    -Dan
     
  16. Aug 19, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    Take it to a paintless dent remover. You will be amazed what they can get out. Let a guy who can detail great get ahold to it with a buffer, and I'll bet you won't be able to tell it ever happened. As long as the scratches aren't that deep. I had a Porsche that had a large door ding in the back quarter panel right in the curve. Paintless dent guy took it out in about 10 minutes and looked like new. I would have never believed it.

    Good luck, sorry you have to mess with it.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2008 at 11:38 PM
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    MikeS.

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    That sucks, had the same type thing happen with a rental car.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2008 at 11:51 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Ouch atleast its getting fixed man.
     
  19. Aug 20, 2008 at 11:22 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    that sucks, sorry to hear that. i keep finding mystery dents and scratches on my truck. its starting to get really old
     
  20. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    Seriously, you can get that hood (OEM) and get it painted for the price of your deductable.

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