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Old September 12th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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I dont think he can bring up medical claims cause he signed the waiver.

Either way, glad to hear you made it out ok, and that the truck is in rebuildable shape.
He only waived treatment by an ambulance. No big deal.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 05:20 PM
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God, that is such a mess.

I just bought my wife a Mercedes GLK 350. 2 days after we put plates on it, someone backed into it in a parking lot and must have floored it on impact. The damage was $4922 but insurance only wanted to cover $2200 of it. And... they tried to force me to accept a lot of bondo. No-f'ing-way I was agreeing to that! I finally got them to fix my car with new parts.

And now... I'm trying to get them to cover diminished value. I'm sure I'll be in court before this is over.

If anyone ever crashes into my Defender, I'm going to lose my shit.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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I wish this had happened to your Porsche - sucks that it happened to the D!

Also, do not post any photos of your truck just yet if you intend to do any of the below, since I'm not sure how much you are allowed to remove, but hell IT'S STILL YOUR CAR until the insurance company buys it, so you should be able to remove as much as you want while it's still yours, so GO FOR IT!!


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I should start taking out all my expensive Polk amps. The 0 guage wiring and double optima set up took forever to do. What a shame. Seat box is fine, my knees hit the plastic AC vents, thats what cut up my knees. I feel very lucky to have been in my D90, I think any other car I would of gotten jacked up even worse.
Also take the C pillar and cantrails - hell - as much as that cage as you possibly can! Your rear tire carrier, 3rd brake light bar, your soft top if it's still on there, rear step bumper, your stereo system or at least the subs and head unit/whatever else was high dollar from it, your bench seat, rear speaker enclosures if they're stock, etc.

What all are you actually ALLOWED to take off of your car when it's been totaled? With so little being offered as "stock" equipment back in 1994, including the rear portion of the cage, can a ton of it be removed since it was added after the factory?
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Old September 12th, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Why take all that stuff off? It is not like they can take the truck from you without your permission.

Just get a check and fix the thing. Find a friendly body shop who says they can fix it. If it costs you a few dollars in the end, it is worth it to save YOUR D90. I ended up buying MY D90 back after selling it. There is only one that is YOURS.

Honestly, the cost between a defender with damage and one without is not so much money and even less so when the damaged one still has a clean title. If the cage and bulkhead is not damaged, you could probably put it back on the road with a used frame for $2k in parts so just be happy with whatever check you get (of course try to get the most possible) and go from there.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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ah send it to the uk and have them add 2 more doors and a puma engine
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Old September 12th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Sorry to hear what happened.
It's galvanized chassis time.

Grab a couple of chicks willing to help while there
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Few pics. Like I said, hard to tell but both fenders show that the frame has been bent. That guy's toyota A pillar shows his car is totalled. Realistically I just need a new frame, new front fenders, mabye a new hood (I'll get a puma one) and radiator/support arb bumper and grill. Theres some dents and scratches on the tub from when the d spun out and hit the rear of his car (im assuming) but I thinkk a good body shop that knows how to work with aluminum can massage it out. Other than that everything ok, some firefighters were actually able to drive it to the gas station I was sitting down at. They said "shame, what a nice truck, lucky you didn't flip over".
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I'm willing to bet my ARB bumper is what fucked up his toyota that badly. I wonder if he was texting or if he was asleep.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Just be sure to "COMPARE" for insurance purposes all the vehicles at:
1. Copley
2. eBay

These will get the biggest bang....you basically may be able to get 75% of the value of some of these, which go upwards of $40K - that would put you in a VERY good shape....

Sorry to say! But at least you are alive.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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I checked the cage, it is ok, even the fiberglass hardtop survived, not even a crack. The exhaust Y pipe definately cracked, when the firefighters drove it, it sounded like a hot rod with an exhaust leak.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Glad you're ok man. Sucks about the 90.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Easy fix if the bulkhead is fine.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Easy fix if the bulkhead is fine.
From everything that I can see, the bulkhead is 100% ok. Only the fenders/sheetmetal and frame took the beating. So hopefully his ins company can expedite my check since I'd like to get this over with. I will do my research on what I believe my truck is worth. My lower back is pretty sore and my knees hurt and sting when I move my legs.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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My lower back is pretty sore and my knees hurt and sting when I move my legs.
It will be much worse tomorrow.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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If you are starting to get the aches and pains, you should at least go to the doctor and have it documented.
Glad you are OK, and have an excuse to put a nice new galvy frame in there.

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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I went to see my chiropractor this morning, I have an appointment with an orthopedist this week for examination and x-rays. Thanks for the condolences everyone, I am sad my D90 is injured, but he will come back with avengeance and even better with weapons mounting system inside this time. I finished biulding another Cali-legal AR-15 while laying down last nite at home and mounted an Aimpoint scope and 3x magnifier on it. I will use this as my dedicated D90 defense tool and mount it somewhere in the rear tub. After all this accident stuff is over with of course.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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I went to see my chiropractor this morning, I have an appointment with an orthopedist this week for examination and x-rays. Thanks for the condolences everyone, I am sad my D90 is injured, but he will come back with avengeance and even better with weapons mounting system inside this time. I finished biulding another Cali-legal AR-15 while laying down last nite at home and mounted an Aimpoint scope and 3x magnifier on it. I will use this as my dedicated D90 defense tool and mount it somewhere in the rear tub. After all this accident stuff is over with of course.
While you're at it, find a nice place to hide a pistol. I just wedge mine in the dash above the shifter.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Glad you are ok Neil!
Curious about the claim. I think there have been a few posts about the value of the 90s and what the insurance companies will settle out for. Maybe we can all benefit and know exactly what or how to insure our rigs. Good luck!
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Whew, glad youre alright. Start a build thread.
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