You don't have to be a newbie to do this...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Gears, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. bornagaintrucker

    bornagaintrucker Bobtail Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    King NC
    If this was the only thing that happen while driving a truck we all would have it made.
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  3. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    I'd sue the turkey,

    oh wait .........
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  4. avenger79

    avenger79 Medium Load Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    gears that's an awful pretty truck, I would have to agree with you. replace it and keep it looking nice. Pride in ownership shows.
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  5. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    western pa
    happy birthday i guess
    and yes it is good that you posted it---cause to read this forum it sounds like 99.9% of the other drivers are perfect
    i will gladely join your bumper bender club
    one nice thing about shakers is that you can bend them back by hand----yours on the other hand looks like a tough bumper with that curve and support rods
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  6. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

    Oct 23, 2005
    I've been close a couple of times but got lucky and caught it. I agree and would get it fixed. You don't want that mark on you while you're driving around. Happy B-day and things could be worse so thanks for the info so all can benefit.
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  7. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

    Nov 7, 2007
    Possum Booger, Alabama
    I would go buy an extra large box of Band-Aids. Stick 'em down over the damage, put a little neosporin over it and your bumper should be good as new in about seven to ten days.
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  8. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

    Aug 20, 2009
    I may have posted about this truck, I think I traded for it in March? (not sure). Ballpark figure....that's a tough one. I'm seeing prices all over the darn place.
  9. Pumpkin Oval Head

    Pumpkin Oval Head Road Train Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Scranton PA

    My boss uses the front edge of the bucket on his Bobcat to push those pesky bumpers hiccups back into place...I am amazed at how well it works....and quick too. It does a better job than a hammer would, which would beat the heck out of the chrome.

    I have seen him do it twice, and both times he was within an inch of having it back to its original position...:biggrin_2558:
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  10. postmandav

    postmandav Medium Load Member

    May 18, 2008
    south portland, maine
    Back when I was a Werner Wiener, I had the pleasure of having that happen while backing up in a rest area. I was backing into a spot with a low fence on the side. Once I had discovered that it had happened, I found an open idle aire space and used that post to help bend it back to where it belonged. I only had a little lump near the very top of the bumper. Other than that, you could barely tell that my bumper looked just like yours did.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010
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  11. Palazon

    Palazon Road Train Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Personally, I have to admire a man (person) who admits a mistake. Thanks for sharing that with us newbees. :biggrin_25514:

    My 1st month, I got my only preventable. I forgot to watch my mirrors in a turn and destroyed a tire and rim on a low concrete barrier. I felt like the dumbest guy to ever climb behind a wheel....:biggrin_25511:
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