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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:50 pm

You could've saw from the previous posts that I saw this coming. It doesn't make it any more acceptable. I insure with a low risk insurer and my rates reflect it. I carry pl/pd on the truck, or my rep assured me they would have gone after the other party, et al.
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:47 pm

I did a bit of study on the shop DVD-ROM for the replacement of the fender. It doesn't look too complicated. It looks like I will need the lighting assembly, the chrome surround for it, the internal support bracket that extends from the radiator panel and the fender. I think it will be hardest to find the fender as they only made this trim for 2 years.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:04 am

I hope it works out right for you, 75.

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:00 pm

The insurance adjustor was just here. They sent him here with all the particulars on the other parties' vehicle. I told him about my conversation with my insurance rep I had 15 minutes after he called to set up the appointment yesterday. He now can't figure out why they had him come here, though he took pictures of my damage that extends to the rear quarter of the extended cab and marring from his vehicle on my tire rim. He says he will give an estimate of damages to me and the claims witch.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:09 pm

Do you have another vehicle or are you afoot?

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:04 pm

My '94 Mustang GT.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:59 pm

Got it. It is good to have a spare sometimes.

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:04 pm

Such a spare.:-)
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:57 pm

I started ordering the replacement parts last weekend and the turn signal housing and headlight assembly arrived today in good condition. $24 for the headlight and 414 for the turn signal. Now to receive the side marker and headlight door and a pair of silverstar ultra headlight bulbs. Then to chase down a fender.
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Post by 75X11 on Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:47 pm

I was on the road most of the day today and got this located. Hopefully it will look allright.



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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:24 am

You are making progress. Good luck, 75.

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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:31 am

Thanks. The door and bulbs came last night. I hope I can do this allright. It took 15 minutes for the puller to remove the fender.
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Post by 75X11 on Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:19 pm

I started about 9 this morning and finished about 6. just got done aiming the headlight. The headlight adjusters are only accessible from the front and the trim must be removed to do it. It looks mighty good.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:31 am

I'm glad you have it on the mend.

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Post by 75X11 on Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:25 pm

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:29 pm

When I had the fender off I was able to see and clean out the drain for the cowl vent box. The truck would get moisture inside each time it would rain, coming in through the heater plenum. In these recent rainy days, the truck has stayed dry as a bone inside.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:55 am

Looks good, 75! Nice job.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:15 pm

Thanks! The way it's bolted into place, there isn't much area for misalignment. It secures at the door jamb area and front corner. The rest is attachment of the wheel apron and the grille support.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:22 pm

You certainly got the paint to match nicely. Very Happy Wink

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:40 pm

That was that car-part.com. They match the VIN characteristics to match model specific components. The yard takes pics of the donor from all angles to e mail to the buyer. It was the only one in the Atlanta metro. there is a scrape in the gold trim, but it was as good as I had hoped for. All told it cost about $160 to $180 to fix.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:42 pm

You did well, then. I'm glad you got it back on the road as cheaply as you did.

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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:18 pm

It certainly does look good! Very Happy

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks!
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:58 pm

Went to Harbor Freight and got a rotary polisher and some of the Velcro pads to use with it. It does a real nice job. I hope to get a good coat of wax on the truck and car before winter. It gets the wax thoroughly worked out, better than the random orbit polisher.
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Post by 75X11 on Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:48 pm

Shortly after getting to work today, I found that the metal heater hose with a tap for the throttle body preheat has sprung a coolant leak. I cannot find a reference to the part through any source, so I may have to eliminate the preheat from the system.
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