Jump to content
  • Welcome Guest To Mopar1973Man.Com

    We are a Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel Site. We are very friendly and helpful group of Dodge Cummins owners. We try to keep your truck running the best we can and provide information for diagnostics, repairs and even guide you on the best replacement parts to use.

     

    Registration is free. Registering on the site will provide access to many more things like...
     

    • Contribute to the Forum being able to ask questions and get support for your Dodge Ram Cummins.
    • Contribute to Article Database adding your ideas and suggestions.
    • Classified Ads posted by the members
    • Member Garage where you can display your vehicles and modifications.
    • Download Files, documents, and tunes for your truck.
    • 911 Support Network. We've got a group of members will to aid you if your truck breaks down on the road.

Recommended Posts

So, I'm not getting into specifics, but I goofed. I was backing into a shop parking lot and from the first angle, there was no way I could have seen it... I backed into a freakin light pole... :eek::whistle::whistle::whistle::mad: Now, this would not have been much of an issue, but I was backing into a parking spot off my passanger side mirror completely hiding the pole coming up on my driver side as I was turning into a spot... At the moment the pole was visible in my driver side, I was already into it. I caught the far corner of my bumper which pushed in and turned the fender under, cracked the tail light and really pissed me off. So, if you were going to buy a - Driver side back fender- New Bumper- New light assembly and potentiall a new tailgate (not sure if it's turn at all), where would you go for the parts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahh damn that sucks to dent up your ride like that... :rolleyes2:

Well the damage I got on mine include...

[*]Dent in the front bumper from killing deer

[*]Dent in the rear bumper from a huge round of wood falling out of the bed hitting the trailer tongue and rolling back against the bumper.

[*]Small dent the the driver side bed from some bone head rubbing his mirror down the side of my bed.

[*]The Grand Daddy of them all.... Pulling a tree over on my truck! :eek:

http://forum.mopar1973man.com/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=80

http://forum.mopar1973man.com/picture.php?albumid=3&pictureid=81

So my truck no virgin to the body shop either...:rolleyes2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You going to do the repair on the fender? That isn't going to just unbolt and bolt on. The old one will have to be cut off at the seams and welded back on. Can a good body shop fix the fender. You can try a wrecking yard and see if you can find something or put a note on Craigs list as well. Nothing is going to be cheap if your buying OEM. Sorry for the misfortune.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So this is going to involve welding??? crappy! I'm thinking I'm out 2500 or so on this one... I'll post a picture shortly just so you all can cry with me... The perfect body truck since 1999... Not even a scratcha and voila... Back into a freakin pole!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeap the bed side will have to cut off the spot welds and a new skin welded on. The bumper has to be replaced. Hard to tell if the tailgate is damaged. But it going to require so fund for sure... Or insurance if you got full coverage...(I do!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeap the bed side will have to cut off the spot welds and a new skin welded on. The bumper has to be replaced. Hard to tell if the tailgate is damaged. But it going to require so fund for sure... Or insurance if you got full coverage...(I do!)

$1000 deductible and got pinged for a speeding ticket a while back... Don't want them to be running my records just yet.... hmmm... If I can get this done for around $2500, I'll skip the insurance... If not, I don't have much of a choice....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ouch! Sorry, what a clean truck. Looks like that could be straightened out to me. The Dually fiberglass will have to be removed. Don't they cut the skin for the fiberglass wheel housing? Think they do. Just make sure to recoat the insides when the repair is done to keep that rust away. I'll have to look at what state your from. Is this a daily driver? Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm right outside of Philadelphia, PA. It's not a daily driver... More of my boy-toy....

Ouch! Sorry, what a clean truck. Looks like that could be straightened out to me. The Dually fiberglass will have to be removed. Don't they cut the skin for the fiberglass wheel housing? Think they do. Just make sure to recoat the insides when the repair is done to keep that rust away. I'll have to look at what state your from. Is this a daily driver? Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i had something similar happen. i work at night on telephone polls and was backing up to the next one. the tailgate was down(its my work bench) pow.bang.zam(sorry, i watched batman last night) i only jacked up the tailgate. but i had to beat it with a hammer for 2 hours to get it off. now i got a white truck and a blue tailgate. on a side note. their is a salvage yard here that has a bed and matching tailgate. i think i is white, but not sure. if i remember right he wanted 1000.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i had something similar happen. i work at night on telephone polls and was backing up to the next one. the tailgate was down(its my work bench) pow.bang.zam(sorry, i watched batman last night) i only jacked up the tailgate. but i had to beat it with a hammer for 2 hours to get it off. now i got a white truck and a blue tailgate. on a side note. their is a salvage yard here that has a bed and matching tailgate. i think i is white, but not sure. if i remember right he wanted 1000.

Please let me know the name / number of that yard... Rather than beating the truck senseless, it would be easier for me to buy a complete part and just replace the bed and tailgate all together... Paint? I got a guy who does that.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bummer. I managed to bust both of my tail lights backing into things that hid below gate level. One side put a 2" stratch in the fender which I did not fix. I bought the lenses off e-bay. That was all in one freakin week...Yup, it hurt. Russ

Edited by flagmanruss
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 28' elclosed trailer that I tow and I swear that the passenger side towing mirror is the worst that I have ever had to back up with on any truck. Even backing up just my truck in the dark is bad so I have a couple of lights that i'm going to mount on my trailer hitch and tie in to the backup lights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 28' elclosed trailer that I tow and I swear that the passenger side towing mirror is the worst that I have ever had to back up with on any truck. Even backing up just my truck in the dark is bad so I have a couple of lights that i'm going to mount on my trailer hitch and tie in to the backup lights.

Hey Dan you might want to look at my backup lights... http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/personal/2002/backup-lights/backup-lights.htm These things are sweet... I got them anlged enough to to light up beyond the trailer I tow. (flatbed) 100w Aircraft landing light... There hooked to the back up light with a relay and power off the +12V trailer lead and then I got a force ON switch in the cab so I have light while hitching or unhitching a trailer...:whistle:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are similar to the ones that I bought a while back at a trucking company parts supply warehouse. I also have a one million candle power KC hilite from the 70's for ppl that tailgate ;) I wanna know who counted all the candles and how you could light them all at the same time LOL!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



×