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Ripped off by a body man #4462073
07/17/17 04:22 PM
07/17/17 04:22 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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So a while back I did some damage to the underside of my truck bed, even posted pics on here. Well fast forward 4 years and I was stopping at a fast food place today and some guy stoppeed me and was like hey I can fix the body damage on your truck, well I was relunctant at first, then I thought well he can't really mess it up more than it already is. Paid the guy $150.00 to pound on it with a hammer and a couple other little body work tools for 20 minutes. It went from a dent to a bunch of small dents. lol

Honestly, it looks the same to me I'm just $150 lighter in the billfold. He claimed he could get it 99 percent and I feel he stopped at about 70 percent. It was cheaper than $800 though. Lesson learned. I was even like you can't straighten out those little dents now?

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 07/17/17 04:24 PM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462077
07/17/17 04:27 PM
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What was it that PT Barnum said? grin


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Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462079
07/17/17 04:30 PM
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I've never had tried using a body person like that. I had someone come up to me and ask but I refused since I could care less what my old van looked like. They started high and kept going lower until they just started offering to buy the van. No thanks.


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Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462080
07/17/17 04:31 PM
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Pictures.... you know you have them. wink

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462081
07/17/17 04:32 PM
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WOW....you seem to have a black cloud constantly hanging over you! Or not...IDK!

Last edited by gman2304; 07/17/17 04:33 PM.
Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: E150GT] #4462082
07/17/17 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: E150GT
I've never had tried using a body person like that. I had someone come up to me and ask but I refused since I could care less what my old van looked like. They started high and kept going lower until they just started offering to buy the van. No thanks.


At least now it's to the point where I can go under their and straighten out the rest of it. I didn't expect perfection, but I expected a better job than that.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462084
07/17/17 04:35 PM
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Now that you have the body work done....I'll paint it for you for $200!

Last edited by gman2304; 07/17/17 04:36 PM.
Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462091
07/17/17 04:37 PM
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This is why I lived with it because I knew I was going to pay $800 and still not be happy.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462093
07/17/17 04:38 PM
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They must use galvanized steel for the beds because it's been like like 4 years and the bare metal still hasn't rusted.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462094
07/17/17 04:38 PM
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Cool story, Bro.

Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
So a while back I did some damage to the underside of my truck bed, even posted pics on here. Well fast forward 4 years and I was stopping at a fast food place today and some guy stoppeed me and was like hey I can fix the body damage on your truck, well I was relunctant at first, then I thought well he can't really mess it up more than it already is. Paid the guy $150.00 to pound on it with a hammer and a couple other little body work tools for 20 minutes. It went from a dent to a bunch of small dents. lol

Honestly, it looks the same to me I'm just $150 lighter in the billfold. He claimed he could get it 99 percent and I feel he stopped at about 70 percent. It was cheaper than $800 though. Lesson learned. I was even like you can't straighten out those little dents now?


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Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462097
07/17/17 04:41 PM
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[email protected] allowing some random dude to bang on your car with a hammer AND paying for it!


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Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462104
07/17/17 04:42 PM
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Houston, Texas
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Yeah usually I don't give into that kind of stuff.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4462109
07/17/17 04:43 PM
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Happened to a friend of mine and his dad's truck. Except they went one step beyond with some Bondo and rattle can primer. I don't want to know what's underneath the body filler.

Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: Bud] #4462118
07/17/17 04:53 PM
07/17/17 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bud
What was it that PT Barnum said? grin


+1 People still fall for that trick it seems.


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Re: Ripped off by a body man [Re: demarpaint] #4462128
07/17/17 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: Bud
What was it that PT Barnum said? grin


+1 People still fall for that trick it seems.


I knew it wasn't going to be perfect I was just think he could have put a little more effort into it.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

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