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Well, this sucks that I have to ask this, but I am going to need a really really REALLY good body shop to do some work on my Tacoma. Considering, of course, that my insurance company doesn't total the vehicle. It was parked outside a friend/clients house last night, and he and I were out getting a bite to eat. When we got back, we found my Taco with the entire back end destroyed; receiver hitch so mangled that the hitch ball is digging into the pavement, tailgate smashed in, camper shell moved a foot out of place, just obliterated. I'm worrried that the frame is been bent up, since it is a Class III receiver hitch that bolts directly onto the frame, I'm afraid that it's gonna be done for and I'll be out a vehicle. BUT, if the insurance company doesn't total the car, it's gonna need some serious work and someone really good to do it. Anyone have any ideas? People they've worked with in the past or know of anyone that does [email protected] collision repair work? This one's a doozy. I'll try and post a pic, at least camera-phone style, later on today. On a 10-scale for damage, I'd say this one is about seven-point-gnarly.
 

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[email protected], Evan, I'm sorry to hear about that. That really sucks. I don't really know of anyone, but just wanted to respond to your thread.
I'll be watching this thread too! My Tacoma didn't suffer near as badly as yours, but I do have a bent passenger side pillar and a shattered windshield. A speeding fence post ran into me and I wasn't even moving at the time! :)
 

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Expert Collision - by 285 and santa fe - 303-781-3600. they just put my land cruiser back together and did an excellent job.
 

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Bummer dude,

I used to have a 2000 Tacoma until a woman side swiped me and bent the frame, the insurance company would not total it and had the frame bent back, of course it was not the same after and I had to get rid of it. Hopefully you will have better luck than me.
 

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Thanks for all the help, guys!

The claims adjuster for my insurance company came out and took a look today, and she seems to think the frame is bent but not unfixable, so she wants to get it into a shop to have them look at it on a frame rack. And, it turns out that Expert Collision is a preferred shop of Progressive, plus they're right down the road from me so I could even ride my bike over there if I had to, so I am having it towed there.

Stoked to hear that someone had a truck put back together there, hopefully I get my truck back and everything is good to go.
 
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