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Old 07-22-2010, 04:57 PM
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I tried to take pics but you couldn't see the damage through the camera. Anyway, the reason for this post is, I dropped the truck off at a auto body shop near where I live. He looked at the truck and immediately said hood was going to have to be replaced, and all the other dents on the sides and roof can be fixed. Great, no problem, I'm ok with that. Well afte a couple of days he called me and said that he couldn't get all the dents on the roof out, some were too big, so the roof has to be replaced. This makes me nervous. The shop is a good high quality shop. Any thoughts on this? Should I keep the truck, get rid of it, or make it a convertible?
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Sorry to hear of this however I can't believe they have to "replace" the roof, should they not be able to fix it ?
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i wouldnt know but its probably just the roof skin i wouldn't get rid of the truck
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I don't know that I would want to get new roof skin, either. I have scratches on top of mine and I could care less. Granted, it's an 08', but it IS a truck. Still hurts, I know.
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it is just the skin it will not hurt your truck the frame of the cab will not be touched when they are done you will never know if they are good
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If you have a reputable shop , you should have nothing to worry about . A friend of mine has done alot of hail damage repairs and I have seen him replace several roof panels . He can replace the roof faster than doing the bondo repairs .
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Have you thought about paying the difference for the Challenger style hood ?
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Convertible!!!!!
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I was going to do a challenger style hood but the day I was going to order the hood my wife decided to buy a new house. So there goes all extra money. It's ok though the house she is after has a 4 car garage.
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Man that sucks, sounds like the damage was a little worse than expected. As has been said, though, if you have a good quality shop, I would go ahead and let them replace it, although the convertible idea isn't bad, either!

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