Discount On Certain Chevy Silverado Pickup Trucks

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Dec 16, 2019.

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  2. lovesthedrive

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    At least they are still on the trailer. So some one did secure the load. Tho the headline is slightly misleading. There is no severe drop off if the driver went off the edge.
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  3. RustyBolt

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    Misleading or not. I doubt you'll get any volunteers to strap in to a big truck and go down it willingly. :D
     
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  4. Upinsmoke

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    The strength of the kingpin always amazes me.
    The cars rust in a heartbeat..but the real steel of the kingpin can support 80,000 pounds...
     
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    most likely, all will head to the crusher. or back to GM to be striped of the drive train at least, and other parts to use all over again on the assembly line, as long as they are not damaged....who knows....
     
  7. ZVar

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    They won't go back on the assembly line. Likely what will happen is they will go to the local dealership or body shop and get fixed. A rebuilt tile is possible and if so will sell at a discount. Body shop will simply bill the insurance for repairs.

    I know it will not go back through the assembly line, and I'm guessing on the body shop, but the only place at the plant that could do the repairs is so swamped with fixing trucks coming off the line there is no place to insert then in the process. Also, they look to already be sold to a dealership as they have had the dealer prep work done.
     
  8. ZVar

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    Can a car hauler comment on this picture? Isn't that top truck on top of the cab way overhanging? Aren't you guys only given like 6" or a foot or such of overhang?
    He has the rear tires snugged all the way forward as far as the ramps will allow.
     
  9. buddyd157

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    in my earlier years, i delivered parts to many of the GM plants. i could see the dozens of vehicles parked in the back yard, that were missing parts, for sure. it really validated the old sayiong, "never buy a car built on a friday or monday...lol

    if they do go to a body shop for repairs, and get resold, i am doubtful the general public would be in on that sale.

    then too, i'd venture to guess any factory warranty would either be voided, or cut back in half.

    these are only guesses on my part. i don't believe that anyone here knows the exact outcome of those vehicles
     
  10. ZVar

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    And I currently shuttle to the plant that builds those specific trucks. What you are talking about are internally called "block 70". It's the trucks that for whatever reason fail final inspection. Be it something wasn't assembled correctly to simply running out of parts that can be added later.
    Block 80 trucks are the ones shipped off to dealerships. These, as they have been dealer prepped by not having the anti scratch plastic on various body panels and other visual clues, are either block 80 trucks or already sold. In both cases GM doesn't have a process to bring them back to the plant and insert them back in the block 70 chain.
    They will do what's best for GM like have a body shop fix them. After all, they will just charge it to the motor carrier's insurance.
     
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