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Old January 1st, 2016, 10:43 PM
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He stated above he has a $25k agreed value policy.
I missed that. Well good call and great news. But hopefully it is fixable since I'm sure he is attached to it like most of us are!
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 05:59 AM
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Very sorry to hear and glad you are ok. Once the dust settles, I'd be interested in what insurance company you have the agreed value with, and your perspective on how they handle your case.
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 07:49 AM
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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 08:18 AM
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I'm glad you were not seriously hurt.

The way agreed value worked for me is I got a check net of the amount I agreed the vehicle was worth as is.

The ass end of my 72 911S passed me while I was doing 110. Ironically I took out a speed limit sign with my rear quarter.

In my case the Porsche was all original with a 2 year old high quality glass out respray.

I took the wrecked vehicle to the highest end shop in the DC area and paid for an estimate to restore every possible component with genuine parts. The estimate was through the roof, which I used to buy back the Porsche for pennies.

When I talk to insurance agents and lawyers I let them do all the talking. Most of them like to hear themselves talk.

Figure out how the whole scam plays and work it to your advantage if possible. Good Luck.
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 09:15 AM
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Glad you're ok! That truck is so nice it would be a shame not to fix.
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Glad no one was seriously hurt. Be sure to have your neck and back checked out. You may not have problems now, but could done the road...wiplash is a b!tch...
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:14 AM
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:16 AM
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:47 AM
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Yes, I'm attracted to it. I've spent stupid money repairing and replacing parts. I owned it for about 4 years and got it to where it's reliable. I hope it can be fixed. Frame horns are bent. I can't tell how the rest of the frame is. As you can see from the pictures the front end took the hit. Radiator, bumper, both wings, grill, head lights. Head lights surrounds, fan shroud, maybe ac condenser, hood, basically everything up front.
As stated I have a $25,000 agreed value. Do you think it can be fixed for under that?

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Old January 2nd, 2016, 11:51 AM
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Oh , yes the front grill held up very well. It just bent a little where it was mounted. The badges will be saved.

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Old January 2nd, 2016, 01:12 PM
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My Callaway just had an accident......told the adjuster not to include mine on collision.....I keep the truck...no muss...no fuss....
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Old January 2nd, 2016, 02:08 PM
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Damn sorry about your Defender, glad you are OK. Those wheels on that sedan are awesome.
Hope it all works out, reminds me that I need to get an agreed upon policy stat.
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Old January 14th, 2016, 09:24 PM
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Update,

Looks like my insurance company is going to take care of business. Truck is at Safari. Stephen and his crew are going to fix it. Damage including frame , bulkhead , both doors, firewall and everything up front. It's been said before but I gotta tell you that I'm glad Safari is fixing it. Good people.
The other car is totaled and one light pole has been put back up.
I'm lucky to be alive. As was said above , if I had hit my brakes 1/4 second later it could have been a lot worst.
I am impressed with how the Rover held up in the crash.
Thanks for all the kind words and I'll post some pictures as they become available .

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Old January 14th, 2016, 09:32 PM
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Wow glad you were abke to get everything taken care of. Keep some photos coming of the rebuild, maybe you can swing a few upgrades . Say no the the lumpy puma hood!
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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:48 AM
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Wow glad you were abke to get everything taken care of. Keep some photos coming of the rebuild, maybe you can swing a few upgrades . Say no the the lumpy puma hood!
Oh man, I kinda like the puma hood. What don't you like about it?
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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:52 AM
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Oh man, I kinda like the puma hood. What don't you like about it?
Put your money towards a stout front bumper instead .....was that just a stock bumper on there?
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Old January 15th, 2016, 12:03 PM
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Put your money towards a stout front bumper instead .....was that just a stock bumper on there?
Yea, I'm thinking ARB bumper.
I had a MOD bumper on the truck at the time of the crash. Looked like this; the green one.

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Old January 15th, 2016, 12:09 PM
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This is what happens at 50mph with an ARB... Only problem is that the frame becomes the weak point. The bumper is actually fairly straight with a couple dents
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Old January 19th, 2016, 04:41 PM
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This is what happens at 50mph with an ARB... Only problem is that the frame becomes the weak point. The bumper is actually fairly straight with a couple dents
Come on brewie. That is NOT a 50mph collision. No way. Maybe with a marshmallow.

That truck would be a pancake in a 50mph collision.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 05:05 PM
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