Help Needed for Crashed Cruiser

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by DadsOldCruiser, Sep 28, 2018.

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    If you can try and get perpendicular shots of the door to fender gaps on both sides as well as hood gaps.
     
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    Bring a tape measure too.
     
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    Insurance appraiser felt the frame was not damaged. The front passenger door opens just fine, but the driver door only opens part-way, as the panel got pushed backwards a bit. The vehicle still starts and runs, and was driven several miles home after the accident. No warning lights came on, and it does not appear to be leaking any fluid. There is a scraping noise when making a left turn; something rubs against the tire.
     
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    Just a heads up. Insurance appraisers rarely know anything about vehicles. The insurance companies seem to want them clueless to write low ball estimates in the hope that the owner takes the check and then doesn't go through with repair. Actual repair costs and supplements can easily double or triple the initial estimate. I did collision and restoration for years before switching to the mechanical side of things.
     
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    Maybe @OTRAMM can write up a realistic appraisal???
     
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    I was always the lackey in the back doing the actual repairs. I never wrote estimates. I just had to call for lots of supplements for glaring issues that were missed.
     
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    The insurance company doesn’t know this...
     
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    I went and took a look at Christina's 80 this morning. In my opinion it was a $5500 truck before it was wrecked. The DS frame rail is bent in, the radiator has a leak and the fan pushed in and cracked the fan. There's what I'd call typical DC area rust but not as bad as I've seen. The sunroof has been leaking. The axles are not locked. I'd say if someone needed the running gear from this lowish miles (180k) cruiser it'd be a good pick up.

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    The seats are in pretty good shape. I thought the CE's had two tone like the 40th but I guess not.

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    Many thanks for Patrick for coming out to see my poor old truck. I'll give it a couple of days on the for sale thread to see if anyone wants to buy it for parts, and if there is no interest, I'll let USAA haul it away.
     
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    that super sucks. Sorry to hear of it's demise.
     
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    Yeah, looks like it is dunzo. Sorry to see these pictures
     
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