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Does anyone know of a GOOD body shop for vehicle repair?

Discussion in 'The West' started by Full Trucker, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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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 kick-@ss 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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  2. tomacdaddy

    tomacdaddy Monkey

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    Where are you in CO??
     
  3. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Go to a Toyota dealership. Make sure they have an ON-SITE body shop.
     
  4. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Denver proper. The truck is at Zuni and Exposition now, which is a few blocks south of Alameda near Santa Fe.

    You think so? I have always been under the impression that you always get ripped off from the dealer, but I guess you might be on to something since it's frame stuff we're talking about.
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    The hitch is touching the ground? Total-time, baby. Sorry to hear about your Taco. :(
     
  6. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    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. Someone from MTBR suggested Experts Collision, said that they just put a Land Cruiser back together for them and did a great job... 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 else had a truck put back together there, and hopefully I get my truck back and everything is good to go. We'll see when they get it up on the rack tomorrow.
     
  7. COmtbiker12

    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    Man Evan that sucks. :(

    If you need a cheap car to take care of you for now I have an old blazer you could use/buy. ;) :)
     
  8. Bikerpunk241

    Bikerpunk241 Monkey

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    Hey E! Sucks about the truck. When I plowed a deer back in October, I took my truck to Pearl Auto Body, and they did an awesome job. I was looking at the possibility of having to total as well. Good luck!

    :thumb:
     
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    Kinger Chimp

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    I am looking for a body shop to trade some body work for new bike parts. Anyone know of a body shop run by a mountain biker in Denver?
     
  10. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    There is a realy good one on Shermin and federal as well as S.Brodway and tufts.
     
  11. Ascentrek

    Ascentrek Monkey

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    I had taco work done by a company in Marshdale (between Evergreen and Conifer), they did pretty good work. Its way out there, but if you're interested, I can look up the name of them.

    I'm sure the place your insurance co. suggestion should be good. My only suggestion is to remain and stay anal about the work. look at every detail.

    I had a Saab done a year or so ago. They got the wheel color off, the paint was inconsistant, so it stayed in the shop forever, but eventually they got it right.