Damage to Rear Quarter Panel -- Need quick advice!! - DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum
DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, & Solutions - Maintenance & Repair > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Body & Interior


Notices

Body & Interior 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Body & Interior Problems and Questions.


Vendor Highlight! - Check these guys out for great deals on Parts and Accessories!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Charcoal07 Charcoal07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Age: 27
Posts: 13
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Charcoal07 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Damage to Rear Quarter Panel -- Need quick advice!!

I let a buddy borrow my truck to move some stuff and he jack-knifed the trailer right into my rear quarter panel. Got lucky and only received damage to the panel....not bumper or tail light.

My question is -- What is the cheapest way to get this fixed back to new?

I have thought of just buying the panel -- would cost me about 700 + paint and install.

Thought about buying a new box ---- insanely expensive I'm sure.
Thought about seeing what a body shop can do to fix it, but it has a lot of nice scratches that would need repainted thoroughly.

Any advice or opinions would be appreciated immensely, I need to fix her ASAP.
__________________
Bilstein 5100's- 18 Inch Magnaflow- Vararam CAI- Black Fuel Hostages- 10% Tint- Undercover Tonneau
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-10-2013, 09:14 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 28,091
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2016 Ram Ecodiesel 2 whl drive
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 28
Rep:2964
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i would call a PDL guy (Paintless Dent Removal ) & get an estimate
they can work wonders

maybe the PDL guy will know a painter
__________________
2016 Ram 3.0 diesel 3.55 w/LSD, G2 tonneau, Line-X, Weathertech mats, Mag-Hytec differential cover, Nfab bars, CB radio, EGR bug deflector
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-11-2013, 08:54 PM
HemiLonestar's Avatar
HemiLonestar HemiLonestar is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MD
Age: 44
Posts: 3,515
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: SLT Lonestar Edition
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:300
HemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via AIM to HemiLonestar Send a message via MSN to HemiLonestar Send a message via Yahoo to HemiLonestar
Default

Let your careless buddy get it fixed.
__________________

"Big Red"
2003 Ram 1500 QC Hemi Lonestar "Big Red"
2006 Charger R/T "Little Red", 2005 Magnum R/T
(Mods list in profile)
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 05-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Charcoal07 Charcoal07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Age: 27
Posts: 13
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Charcoal07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Oh he is payin lol. Luckily he has a bit of money. I just want to make sure it gets done right.
__________________
Bilstein 5100's- 18 Inch Magnaflow- Vararam CAI- Black Fuel Hostages- 10% Tint- Undercover Tonneau
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-14-2013, 12:27 PM
Charcoal07 Charcoal07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Age: 27
Posts: 13
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Charcoal07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ended up being quoted 1900-2400 everywhere I went....Have to replace the entire quarter panel and it is spot-welded on, etc.

So in the end I just went through insurance.....$500 deductible for a $2300 repair. If I had left her stock I might have just left the dent, but she is too pretty now to have a big dent in the back.

Figured I would update incase anyone else has the same issue and is curious what the price range might be for repair.
__________________
Bilstein 5100's- 18 Inch Magnaflow- Vararam CAI- Black Fuel Hostages- 10% Tint- Undercover Tonneau
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-14-2013, 12:51 PM
Bull78 Bull78 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dallas
Posts: 3
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 05 Ram
Trim Level: LST
Color: Blue
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Bull78 is on a distinguished road
Default new panel

Got the same problem. I thought of 3 possible choices:
1) Body shop: estimate very high with $1k deductible and truck is down for at least a week or more.
2) Panel replacement means spot weld removal and labor intense but could do it myself.
3) Patch panel from new panel. cut it out, weld it in, body work and repaint.

Finally think I found a better solution. FOund another bed on CL for $300. if it will fit, will probably pop the old bed off and install the new one. Sell or part out the old one.
Just my thoughts
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 AM.


vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors