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LCNuts

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I thought I'd start this thread to help document the rebuild of my FJ40 which I've decided to name "Marco". For those of you who don't, This past Sunday a Dodge Ram decided to take a left turn without yielding to on coming traffic. We hit fender to fender at about 35mph but luckily no one was hurt.

Before

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After

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LCNuts

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Here is a list of the damage I can see so far. I'm waiting on insurance to do their thing before I start taking it apart. I'm sure more damage will be revealed.

Fender (smashed)
Fender apron (smashed)
Kick vent panel (fixable?)
Runing board (smashed)
Leaf Spring (bent)
Bilstien Shock (snapped)
Turn signal (smashed)
Snorkel (smashed?)
Relay Rod (bent)
Rim (bent beyond repair)
Front bumper (bent but fixable)
Windshield (smashed)
Seat belts (both snapped)
Tub (small crease)
Bezel (inverted)

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Glad you are okay, but hate to see Marco smashed up.
you will get to know him much better over the coming months!
Good luck with the rebuild
 

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There is no re-build tag, but I modded the thread to a build.

Also, I didn't see the bezel on that repair list. 😁
Ha, I never took time to make sure mine was on the right way until now 🤦🏼. I just knew I wasn't that person. I feel kinda stupid but it was the PO that did it. I'll update the list. The land cruiser gods must have punished me for it
 

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Small update. Insurance adjuster came and gave me estimate of $3300. I feel like that's pretty low. I'm currently battling that to try to get as much money as I can. I did start tearing everything apart this afternoon. The silver lining I have found is the PS conversion kit I bought 2 months ago will be pretty easy to put on now.

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Carrniage

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GLTHFJ60

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Was good to meet you this past weekend. Now I can put a face to the build.

Watching intently.
 

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