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I made a huge mistake today (help finding parts)

Pete1028

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Hey Everyone,

Never been in this situation before but today I really messed up and hit a big cement pole while in a parking lot today. My truck was in pretty good condition before this and i'm trying to figure out the best way to go about this so I can get it back to looking good again. Any advice is appreciated, I honestly don't have much of a clue where to start. I've attached a picture of the damage.

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First call your insurance if you have comprehensive and then a Body shop
 

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I do have comprehensive, is this something worth making a claim for? I think I actually found a suburban door in a junk yard that would fit for $500. How troublesome do you think it would be to swap the guts from my current door to that door?
 

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HArd for me to say not knowing your skills, tools and shop space, time etc.
 

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If you are not confident in your skills in this regard ( I would not be), then take the door you found to a body shop and have them do the work.

I would personally leave the insurance out of a situation like this since you already found the door.

I found getting them involved with older vehicles can cause more problems than they solve.

If you can afford to pay, then that's what I would do.

But, that's just me.

Best of luck with your repairs.
 
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