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6/2/09 12:45am - Original Message: 'TOTALED MY TRUCK.. DO WHAT NOW?'
new77guy
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henderson, NV - USA

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1977 Corvette l48 Custom

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Well guys... on Friday this happened:


Either 1 of 3 things can happen...
A) They fix my truck and I still have the $300 a month loan
B) They won't fix my truck, GAP insurance kicks in and I get this: (MORE THAN LIKELY THEY WONT FIX IT BECAUSE NEVADA IS A TOTAL LOSS STATE OF 65% DAMAGE.. THIS TRUCK HAS FRAME DAMAGE)

2005 300C 5.7Litre HEMI, 1500W JL Audio, 22" TIS 08 wheels(same as truck)
LIMO TINT, COLD AIR INTAKE, 2" drop all the way around
(Estimated $180 - $280 / MONTH DEPENDING ON DOWN PAYMENT)

C) Do an Owner's reclamation and purchase the truck on a salvage title for $3K (insurance pays on it) and spend 3K fixing it (out of pocket) and have my truck free and clear no loans, but salvage title is worth $4,000 and I can never legally sell it private party.I owe 13,000$USD on it...

Any .02 cents?



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6/2/09 6:59am - Reply: 'TOTALED MY TRUCK.. DO WHAT NOW?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Wow! I hope you're ok, Louis!
Unless there is way more damage than what is shown in the pic, I doubt they'll total it. If they do, then I'd take the $$ and buy another vehicle. The 300 ain't my bag...I work on too many of them as it is, but if it floats yer boat, go for it!


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6/2/09 6:57pm - Reply: 'TOTALED MY TRUCK.. DO WHAT NOW?'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

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The damage doesn't look that bad.  If it was me I'd buy the truck for the 3K.

I like the 300Thumbs Up.  I was considering one... if they came with a manual trans.  But no, they do not.
Will be interesting with New"Italian" Chrysler and future of this car.
Joels probably right tho..might be a high maintenance item.


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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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6/2/09 10:12pm - Reply: 'TOTALED MY TRUCK.. DO WHAT NOW?'
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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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No matter how good a frame shop says they are the truck will not be right again.  Let it go.

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6/3/09 12:55pm - Reply: 'TOTALED MY TRUCK.. DO WHAT NOW?'
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[QUOTE=Norsky]No matter how good a frame shop says they are the truck will not be right again.  Let it go.[/QUOTE] Boy........... no truer words were ever spoken.............

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