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Old 02-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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I was at my bank the other day & there was only one parking place within site, it was right in front of the building, there was several vehicles prowling for a parking spot.
The filled spaces right in that particular area had pickup trucks in them & the spaces are tight & short. So i decided to back into the empty spot, so that i could leave easily when i was done. The spot was also a Corner spot, so i would be able to climb out onto the landscaped area. Because of the prowling vehicles, i backed up without really checking the whole area, i just wanted to miss the truck on one side & not back into the building itself. i was backing slowly & waiting for the park sensors to go off, it never happened. there was a metal post filled with cement that i had not noticed & a very loud noise & a jarring sensation. OOPS
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i used my fingernail to knock off the pretty yellow paint flakes, so it doesn't look all that bad. They heard the loud noise inside of the bank, i think it was all the tools in the bed that shifted around that made the noise

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That sucks GT! Doesn't look like it's too bad, but ya gonna get those park sensors checked out?

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ouch!!! that sucks, def would get them sensors checked out. at least it didnt push the bumper in and create more damage or ruin the sensors which would cost more money
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that sucks but they are right it could have been alot worse.
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That really sucks but at least there is no large dent to add to the pain.
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That sucks, GT. Sorry to hear about this.
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I am so sorry Grizzly, that just plain and simply sucks!
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I knew something just didn't feel right today when I was backing up. Sorry that it was your truck. Hope you can get it fixed up like new. That is one of the reasons I have been thinking about a backup camera. Ouch, sorry to hear it.
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I don't like your "newest mod", it looks out of place and takes away from the otherwise perfect bumper.

I was going to say something about backing up and a pole but I'm sure you wouldn't do that again.

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I took one of those 3M green pads that are used to rough clean out pots & pans
i wet it a bit & started rubbing, in 20 minutes most of the white paint came off, then it got too dark to see, tomorrow i'll see if i can get the rest off.
The bumper has a small nipple type dent, hardly noticeable, but the bumper shock absorbers did what they are suppose to do & collapsed, but, there is some scrape marks where the bumper make contact with the bed. the bumper looks like it did return to or almost to the original position
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