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Old 03-01-2004, 02:55 PM
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What a crappy day!!!

Some guy at dinnertime decides to turn in front of me. I cram on the brakes and slide because the roads are wet and it's raining. Well we bumped. Not too bad but bad enough that my grilles is busted, turn signal busted, corner lights, and the bumper is twisted and shoved sideways somewhat. Accidents happen. Well the SOB gets out of his car and tries to blame me for coming around the corner too fast. I had just pulled away from a red light and probably didn't make is 50 feet when it happened. He tried to accuse me!!!!!! The cop got the stories and ended up citing him because he told the cop he didn't even see me or where I came from. He was in a turn lane and I was in a thru lane. I had to report it to my insurance just in case his don't come thru but it should. What ticks me is not the fact that the truck got dinged but the fact is that he is was trying to blame me for something that was clearly his fault. The other thing is that I don't know what color of purple is on my truck. It was custom painted and clear coated so the paint will have to match or else the whole front will have to be reshot. The scallops on the truck are done so there is no edge lines that you can feel so finding someone that can do the same will be tough. What looks like relatively small damage can add up. And I'm not the type to try and take someone but an attitude can sure go south when the one at fault tries to point fingers.


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Old 03-01-2004, 03:49 PM
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what color code purple?

some paint supply places can read your paint andgive yoiu your code? I was told to take my 53 chevy to a paint supply place and have them read the paint and give me the codes so the repair guy can get the right paint mixed up to fix my fender. Sounds like they have a tool to read the color right off the body, I never heard of that but will try and se what they do to get the right code for me. As for the jurk, at least the cop beleaved YOU over him! You don't think he was trying to lie to get out of trouble do you? NA, me neither!!


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Old 03-01-2004, 03:53 PM
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I say stick it to him for being a jerk, make the truck look as good as it did before the wreck. Why settle for less than before? Dan
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Old 03-01-2004, 04:55 PM
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Kev, don't sweat it bud

You've got karma on your side.

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

What's gonna happen when 3 months later, he gets into an accident that ISN'T his fault and tries to explain it to the same officer? What goes around. . . .



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Old 03-01-2004, 05:18 PM
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Glad that you are ok Kevin. Yes they have a meter or whatever they call it to read your paint color. Most good shops have it. My friend that painted the mustang said that he can match or make any color. I'm sure everything will work out for you

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Old 03-01-2004, 05:26 PM
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Don't be surprised if the paint doesn't match a hundred percent if it's matched with a machine.

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Old 03-01-2004, 06:07 PM
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Wow, what a bummer, Chuck had the same thing happen to him last spring, except it was a COP that hit him and then the COP blamed him when it was the COPS fault for running a red with no siren or flashers. On top of it all, the cops in our fair city are insured by the city, which is in turn self-insured, so in order to get our deductible back we'd have to sue the city. What a kick in the teeth huh? Guess who had to swallow the blame?
Get everything you can from this guy, cuz you can be sure that he's pulled that more than once and maybe got away with it too!
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:07 PM
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Sorry to hear about your ruff day Kev. A girl I know told me that over the weekend she bumped this black lady at a red light, there was no damage to either car, but the woman called the police and refused to move her car into the near by gas station parking lot. Since she had blocked traffic in one lane a real accident ended up happening when a guy wasn't paying attention rear ended someone else. After the real accident go taken car of the officer was getting the story from my friend and the woman she bumped. The woman told the officer that her neck was hurting from the impact the cop told her "don't even try any of that crap." It's amazing how many people will either try to blame you or sue you. Good luck with getting the color to match, if it doesn't match tell the insurance company you won't take the truck back until it does.

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Old 03-01-2004, 11:49 PM
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sounds like the a-hole that ran into my brother when he was driving my moms car..

Hes trying to turn it on my bro.. saying my bro hit him..

But my partents are fixing their car.. paying the deductable.. and if the guy doesnt fes up or his insurance.. then i think were gonna go to court..

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Old 03-02-2004, 12:47 AM
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Thats what happens when people don't appreciate things. He was probably pissed that he had to delay his plans for a beer run.
I have a really bad temper when it comes to 'road rage' so I probably would've smacked him in the mouth before the cops got there.
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:04 AM
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Kevin!! ya should of smacked him with your robotic arm, right between the eyes,,, oooops!! I didn't see ya, jerk;;;
most GOOD paint supply houses should have a spectrograph, for reading the paint code, but be sure they read it in the sunlite, on a brite day, any clouds or overcast skys will affect the color density,, most good painters can play with color combo's and get real close, but who wants to just be close"" it wasn't close when the jerk hit you, good luck;;;;; Bill
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:31 PM
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nice.. so now your color is also hard to match.. but look at it this way.. at least your get a new paint job.. and hopefully your color can be matched..

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Old 03-03-2004, 01:22 AM
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I went and got some estimates yesterday. One place that I know is reputable wasn't quite sure about matching the paint. Another place that does quite a few cars was sure he could match it but gave me an uneasy feeling about the paint lines....Also found the fender was buckled slightly. What surprised me was the price to fix it. I figured around a grand but the estimate was $2285. WHOA!!!!! Man they majke good money. The thing was they only added an extra few hundred for the paint.

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Old 03-03-2004, 06:16 AM
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Here's a different approach...


Its ALWAYS cheaper to go aftermarket than it is OEM. I would at least put a cowl hood and a billet grille in it. Since they are gonna have to repaint it anyways.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:58 PM
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what Weimer sed. screw stock.
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