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Old 07-15-2011, 04:37 PM
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Hey everybody,

As you can see in my avatar my truck is now wrecked. Its on me right now. What do I do???
Here are the details of the truck (besides what's in my signature): 115,000 miles and runs great. Truck spent most of its life in Iowa so there are some things rusted but most is surface. It is an Automatic. Paint and such on remaining body peices is good for a 10 year old truck. Would be easily repaired but the front of the frame is shot and body shop guy tells me "get a new frame and switch evrything over or part it out."

My options:
1. keep the truck find a frame and pay to get it all switched and redo all the bodywork up front.
2. Sell the truck as is to someone looking for a project or parts truck. (Wouldn't know what to ask for it...suggestions would be great)
3. Part the ENTIRE truck out and sell piece by piece. (Again wouldn't know what to charge for a lot of the parts.)

I'm thinking option 2 or 3 sound best at this point. But option 1 could happen if someone in the phoenix area could do the switch cheaply for me.

Please help and give some insight here please. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:38 PM
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if you were closer i would try to buy it all off of you trying to find one to build for the old lady.....
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:45 PM
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part it out. if the parts are good, youll make some money from people here on FRF.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:50 PM
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specs on your head unit??
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:54 PM
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Just fix it!! Its paid for already right??
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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specs on your head unit??
Head unit will stay with me. That thing is amazing, sorrry.

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Just fix it!! Its paid for already right??
Yeah it is paid for. Just don't know what the overall cost to fix would be. Do you think it would be worth it??
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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yeah it would be worth it.... if nothing else do it a stage at a time....
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:09 PM
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Yeah it is paid for. Just don't know what the overall cost to fix would be. Do you think it would be worth it??
Hard to say without knowing the cost to fix it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:17 PM
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Sorry to hear about the wreck dude!

on a side note---

If you do part it out, I may be interested in the radio bezel, and the floor console if its a stick shift.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:31 PM
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Also to help out... the list so far of what I know would need replaced. I know some of this stuff isn't mandatory and I know junkyards and forums have cheap parts. And sorry if the names of some of this stuff is wrong. Anyways....

Frame
New radiator support
Bend both fender supports back in to place.
Grill support (header panel)
Grill
Radiator
Tow hook cross bar
Windshield
Passenger headlight and corner lamp
Passenger fog light
Passenger fender
Driver fender
Hood (could reuse old one, it just has a gnarly corner)
Hood hinges
Bumper and bumper valence
Plastic skid plate under radiator
Passenger side bumper bracket
Other minor things...(I.e. horns and such..)

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Sorry to hear about the wreck dude!

on a side note---

If you do part it out, I may be interested in the radio bezel, and the floor console if its a stick shift.
Its an auto but if Ido part it you'll be number one in line for the bezel.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:33 PM
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Its an auto but if Ido part it you'll be number one in line for the bezel.
alright, thanks dude
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:27 PM
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fix it. ive seen alot worse brought back to life.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:36 PM
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i would sell it & buy another one with the cash you would be saving by not fixing it
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:06 PM
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buy another man by the time you pay for all the fixing it's gonna cost you llike half of what a new ranger would be you might as well part it out put a nice down on a new ranger and start building a new ranger.

if you do decide to redo jack the bitch up and give her a v8 and some 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton axles your pretty much starting from scratch as it is lol
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:40 PM
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hey if your wiper arms are in good shape still and you part out the truck then let me know
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