Mazda vs Jeep part 2 (Jeep photos)

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Jeep accident 3 2022-04-28.JPG
Jeep accident 6 2022-04-28.JPG
Jeep accident 9 2022-04-28.JPG
Jeep accident 12 2022-04-28.JPG
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Attached are a few photos of the Jeep after clobbering the Mazda. It fared better than the Mazda but I can't tell if it suffered any frame damage. The third photo shows a bit of space difference between the left and right side of the grill to bumper spacer.
The 4th photo shows the left fender with a slight upward tilt about a foot behind the hood latch.
The final photo shows that the left fender is tight against the tub.
Haven't yet talked to an adjuster, but a nice paralegal lady called if I want to sue !
 
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It is sad to see someone like yourself who has worked hard to keep a jeep clean and original getting screwed over by a mazda lady who would have probably traded up anyways in a few years. I wish you good luck on getting the TJ sorted out, that color is one of my favorites.
 

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Not to be a bummer, and I would hope I'm wrong, but your frame sure looks to be bent... the grill is leaning forward up at the top, and both fenders are puckered out where they meet the tub. It may not be too bad, and may even be able to be pulled back into shape... but it's no longer in the same geometry as it was.

Overall doesn't look too bad, both fenders, maybe a little work on the hood... frame pull, airbag, and paint. Even the flares look decent, maybe the passenger flare has paint flaking at the rear?
 
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After nearly seven weeks of arguing with the insurance over my accident claim, I finally rescued it from the compound. Insurance offered me $6972 cash (including tax) and total the Jeep. They were comparing values to typical rusty Ontario Jeeps, of which mine isn't. Fortunately, they used the same rusty examples to calculate the salvage value ,which came to $1356. So I keep the Jeep and have $5600+ for repairs. Bummer is that my body/frame shop of choice can't touch it for another 3 weeks.
Photos show it this morning after getting it home from storage compound and an hour later.

Jeep after storage for 6 weeks.JPG


Jeep after storage for 6 weeks 2.JPG
 
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I'd slap a better bumper on it (for next time), pull the fenders out a little, and pocket the cash. I've seen worse damage done from a Walmart shopping cart.
p.s. Now you can make up some cool off-roading stories about how you got the damage. ;)
 
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i wouldn't touch it until the insurance co. gets pics. then i wouldn't guess about the frame until most of the twisted stuff was removed. the driver side hook looks tweeked a hair but not much. what's beyond that to the outside is beyond the frame.
 
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i wouldn't touch it until the insurance co. gets pics. then i wouldn't guess about the frame until most of the twisted stuff was removed. the driver side hook looks tweeked a hair but not much. what's beyond that to the outside is beyond the frame.

Insurance was going to write it off.
For the settlement I got I can get the frame repaired, air bags replaced, and body work done. Used air bag parts only come to $300. I already have a complete bumper. It's mostly labor.
 
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The frame straightening tech is rather good now. I'm surprised they don't fix more cars.

My brother is getting one pulled back soon on a JK he bought.