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Old 03-11-2017, 01:17 PM
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Here are some pics of the front end of my Dodge. It is at the shop. Should be getting to it about next Wednesday. The front left tie rod is bent and the bumper and cowling below thew hood will need replaced along with the brackets the bumper and cowling bolt to. Hoping the rack and pinion box is OK that the tie rod is bent. Unknown if the upper control arm and ball joints are damaged.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:00 AM
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The Dodge got into the shop yesterday and after taking oiff the damaged bumper you can see the forward end of the frame is bent to one side about 1/2" on both sides. In addition to the bumper, the tie rod is bent, the inner fender is shot and both bumper brackets are bent as well as the fog lights in the bumper are shot. No decision on the upper control arm or the rack and pinion box.

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Just the horns or does it go on back.?
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When you bolt the ranch hand bumper up it will pull the frame back.


I have no formal training. I did read about it on the net though......
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Caused by an accident with a motorcycle.

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Just the horns or does it go on back.?
My mechanic says he can straighten it out easily.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:11 AM
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When you bolt the ranch hand bumper up it will pull the frame back.


I have no formal training. I did read about it on the net though......
The frame ends are bent enough that the hood is misaligned with the fenders. You can see a slight angle to the fender mount bushings. Looks like 1/2". Hope to have it back end of next week.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:45 PM
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Finally got my truck back today. Had a new front bumper, plastic shield above the bumper (had to be painted), 3 tie rods (2 unrelated to the accident), lower ball joints (unrelated to the accident), fog lights (1 unrelated to the accident) bumper mounting brackets, frame straightened, hood latch rod straightened and front end alignment.

Total cost was $2,130. Estimate from the Dodge dealer was $3,600, without the unrelated parts and labor. My mechanic turned out to be far less costly.

Only thing not quite right is the hood just touches the grill guard when opening the hood. Need to have him adjust the grill guard mounts in the next couple days.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:33 AM
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I would see if the cheque was cut on the Wyoming HA chapter
seriously did you ever find out about the rider and how he fared?
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