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I got rear-ended by a young lady a couple weeks ago.





Instead of filing an insurance claim, I offered to let her dad handle the replacement of the rear bumper. He bought a new bumper from Parts America store for about $410, Nissan wanted $500 plus. This bumper came complete with brackets and hardware, license plate lights and wires & bulbs as well as new plastic inserts.

This morning he and his son replaced the old bumper with the new one. It only took about 20 minutes total. I made a new friend, by accident!

 

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With $400 I would have gotten an aftermarket bumper.
 

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With $400 I would have gotten an aftermarket bumper.
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at least you got a friend out of the deal and a new shiny bumper
 

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cool..they should have made the girl install it...she got off way too easy!

tail end someone, daddy buys a new bumper, brother and daddy install it...
 

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She's lucky you weren't the type to get a little whiplash ca$h. I Like the "S"-EX badge, where did you get the S?
 

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If the truck is a "SE," he added the "X."
Yep, I bought the E and X from someone who had debadged theirs, and just added the X. I have the E avilable if anyone wants to make an "EXE" or "LEE".:laugh:
 

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She's lucky you were nice enough to go that route. You could have put a ding on her insurance for the next 3 years.
 

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Hmmm....
Daughter hits you, daddy and brother offer to replace bumper and you end up in a scene from Pulp Fiction!
 

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She's lucky you were nice enough to go that route. You could have put a ding on her insurance for the next 3 years.
When my son was just 17 he bumped a guy's pick-up from behind while they were sitting in line on an off-ramp waiting for a light. The pickup's bumper was pushed down an inch or two but it wasn't dented, the mounting brackets were bent, that's all!

My son promised the guy that he would take care of the damage and that our next door neighbor owned a leading body shop, but the guy was a prick and called it in to the insurance company as soon as he got home.

I went by and talked with him but he said he 'wasn't gonna get screwed'. I told him that someday when he was my age his kid would have a minor accident like this and the guy would be a real prick and cause his kid to have high insurance rates for years. "When that day comes, I want you to remember that YOU planted the seed for it today!".

That is why I offered the young lady the opportunity to resolve it without insurance company involvement. I am glad I did - her dad is great guy and he has a HUGE garage and owns a sheet metal fabrication company!
 

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I like the look of the stock bumper. My previous truck had an aftermarket bumper and I hated it.
 

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you could easily hammer that old bumper back into shape. i've done it to mine twice. the stock bumpers are made from tin foil
I'm guessing you had to remove the bumper first? ◄☼► What about the chrome?
 

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I'm guessing you had to remove the bumper first? ◄☼► What about the chrome?
yes, remov e the bumper. for not scratching the chrome, put the bumper on a mat or blanket, under which is a piece of cardboard and then the grass. Use a wood block on the metal, smash the wood. had mine hammered out in 15 minutes the first time, and the bumper was pushed right into the rear quarter panel.
 

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at least they were squared away enough to take care of the mistake, others would have been all too happy to screw you over and save the cash
 
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