With a heavy heart...

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With a heavy heart...

Postby suebee » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:08 pm

we hope to have a sighting of what used to be our 92 ' spacecab.....

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby puttputtinpup » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:10 pm

What happened?

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby suebee » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:16 pm

accident.... towed away....considered totaled..probably being auctioned off somewhere.... :( >>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby suebee » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:52 pm

2018-06-30 23.25.20.jpg

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby puttputtinpup » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:28 am

Rear end damage? That's it? Your insurance should let you keep it. The damage looks minimal.

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby JoeIsuzu » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:14 am

puttputtinpup wrote:Rear end damage? That's it? Your insurance should let you keep it. The damage looks minimal.

It's completely the owner's choice whether to accept an insurance settlement. If you decline their settlement, the truck is still yours (unless you already signed it over to them). Settlements are negotiable, regardless what they try to tell you. As Andy suggested, you should be able to buy it back for the salvage price (but it will have a blemishes title if you do). I'd keep it and negotiate for the best possible settlement.

Unfortunately, SpaceCab beds are rare rare rare. :( This would probably have to just be repaired rather than replaced. A good shop might be able to graft a section onto it from a standard bed.

Incidentally, collision insurance is a huge waste for these vehicles. As you can see, the most minor damage results in the truck getting totaled, and the valuation is never enough. Since this was a rear-end collision, the other driver was likely at fault, so (depending on your state) you're probably dealing with the other party's insurance company. If your insurance company is doing the negotiating, you may want to take it over yourself. They seem to follow a one-size-fits-all template that does not end well for owners attached to their older vehicles.

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby puttputtinpup » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:44 am

Or just slap a little flatbed on it! :wink:

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby suebee » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Well, its got a bid at the auction...someones buying it. Whoever gets it should be pretty happy with it. Solid daily driver once the rearend and a few other issues from the crash are fixed.

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:18 pm

May we ask how much the insurance company gave you?

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby downunderyank » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:50 pm

Which auction is it going through?
converted '86 diesel spacecab

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby suebee » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:12 am

$1600
copart/Lot # 37928498

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Re: With a heavy heart...

Postby suebee » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:18 pm

It sold for $900. In case anyone was curious. Sad, but we moved on. Whoever won it will be the 3rd owner. I think we had it for 13-14 yrs.