Crashed my Avalanche Yesterday. Pics Included

Discussion in 'Chevy Avalanche Forum (Escalade EXT)' started by pmf608, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Wait, so the Avy had frame damage, along with all the other damage, and wasn't totalled by the insurance companies? Are you sure it's more cost effective to repair/rebuild the thing instead of just finding a pre-owned one somewhere?
  2. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    My insurance policy covered damage to everything except my own vehicle. Because I didn't have collision coverage for my own vehicle, I had the choice of repair it or walk away. To walk away, I would have been lucky to get $3000-$3500 for it here after the collision. The repair process as I am doing it will cost about $5000 altogether. It still has a clean title, won't show as rebuilt, and once it's done, it will be able to be sold for $8000-$9000, so it is just worth it to repair it. That being said, I bought the F350 to replace both the Avalanche and the Duramax, so it's basically being rebuilt just to be sold at this point.
  3. Magoo

    Magoo New Member

    Why only liability ins? Pay the small price above liability for collision and comprehensive. Glad your OK but I hope you learned a lesson, not only about distractions but insurance.
  4. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Well guys, it's been a long road, but the end of this project is finally in sight. After many many delays at the body shop, I finally got the truck home last fall. Life was busy and I didn't have much time to work on it, but I've finally made progress. After changing the timing cover, installing the new core support & radiator, replacing the pinched brake, transmission, and power steering lines, doing the wiring changes for the electric fans and upgraded alternator, I've finally started her up again for the first time today. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll have time to get all of the body parts bolted up and then its back to the body shop for paint!

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